Why LEAD Conveyancing Dandenong?
Did you just put an offer on a property and it got accepted? Congratulations! The next step is to get a conveyancing
You hit the internet and find there are several different companies offering the service. Some are conveyancers and some are law firms. First, it's not a secret that getting a lawyer is better than getting a conveyancer. However, there are some points you have to take note of. Also, how would you know if they are lawyers or just conveyancers? Well, just ask them. Here is a list of questions to ask.
- “Are you lawyers or conveyancers?” - go with lawyers but take note of the second bullet point.
- “Do you have a fixed price?” - the answer should be that they have a fixed professional fee. The other fee (Search Fees) is always an estimate because it's a cost dictated by the council which they have no control of. If they give you only one price and they say it's fixed, that's a lie.
- “Is the contract review fee included in the quote?” - sometimes it's inclusive in the professional fee, sometimes it's a separate cost. If they say they have a free contract review, find another firm. It's a lie. No property lawyer will give their services for free. Unless it's a pro bono firm, of course.
At LEAD, we are upfront with our clients. We tell you what you can expect from us and we also tell you what we expect from you as our clients. You'll be able to know everything there is you want to know before you engage our services.
Our Dandenong Conveyancing Services
At LEAD, you'll get professional services from well-seasoned, top-notch property lawyers. We know the ins and outs of the business and each member of our team is guaranteed to be well-versed in this type of job. We guide our clients by hand from start to finish and always maintain constant communication. We don't leave our clients in the dark guessing what's going on with their conveyancing. We give them their money's worth.
- As an optional step, we will review your Contract of Sale and Section 32. When we say review, we will go through these documents line by line and let you know if there's any potential risk or if you're all good to sign. Of course, this review is backed up by our profession as lawyers.
- If you have any questions and you need some clarification, we are always available to discuss them with you on the phone. And since our professional fee is fixed, we don't charge per call and we don't charge by the hour. What you saw on your quote is what you'll get.
- If you need some amendment done to the contract, we will translate your demands into legal terms and provide the proper wording. We will also liaise with all the third parties involved on your behalf.
- From start to finish, we do all work required. And even if complications and disagreements with the other side happen, we will defend you and make sure your interest is protected.
How we provide Cheap Conveyancing in Dandenong
One of our main goals as a business is to be able to provide legal and cheap conveyancing
services at very affordable prices.
To do this, we had to apply these things to our business model.
- We simplified our process and operations
- We focused on getting only property lawyers
- We reduced our operational costs through the use of technology
Lawyers with different specialisations obviously cost more. By getting only what we need, we were able to minimise costs on employee compensation and at the same time be experts in a specific field. With today's technology, everyone carries a smartphone. We took advantage of this and made everything easily accessible. They can send and receive documents through their email and they can sign using electronic signatures. They can scan or even just take pictures of their proof of identity and send them to us. Gone are huge piles of paper documents. Face to face appointments is a thing of the past.
Why do you need Conveyancing Solicitors in Dandenong?
Getting a property solicitor
rather than a conveyancer can be defined as being smart or being wise.
Imagine there are two teams going against each other in a gun battle. They were asked to choose their weapons. For team A, each one of them carried .45 calibre pistols. Team B, on the other hand, had each of their members armed with fully automatic short barrel rifles and bulletproof vests. Who do you think has the advantage?
Exactly! It's almost the same as conveyancing. There are two sides - the buyer and the seller. Each one of them is asked to choose who will represent them (weapon). They can choose between a conveyancer and a solicitor. Of course, one costs more than the other because a solicitor provides more scope of work and security (vest). Although both can definitely do the job, the other one packs more firepower and protection. And of course, we all know that in the same way as both teams aim to protect their lives, you (whether you're a buyer or a seller) are aiming to protect the biggest investment of an individual - your property.
Just imagine if you went with a conveyancer and the other side happened to choose a solicitor to represent them, and things went complicated, you'll be worried sick about how the next events will unfold.
About Dandenong City
Dandenong is a Melbourne suburb about 29 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne Central Business District or CBD. In 1852, Dandenong started as a township and later became an important regional city with its own suburbs at the beginning of the 20th century. In the mid-20th century, it became a major commercial and manufacturing area, and eventually an integrated satellite city of the growing Greater Melbourne conurbation. A business district, which was the former town centre, covers the majority of its area and is one of the biggest in Greater Melbourne. It is presently going through major transit-oriented urban renewal, which was initially planned in the Melbourne 2030 strategy.
The name Dandenong is taken from the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, which was applied to the now known watercourse, Dandenong Creek. The name is now used by two settlements - the Dandenong mountain summit and the Dandenong Ranges mountain range, where the creek originated. It is unknown where the name Dandenong really came from nor its meaning or even its correct spelling. Other variations include Bangeong
, and Tanjenong
. Regardless, the name generally relates at least to watercourses, and not to mountains or ranges.
Buying a Property in Dandenong
Progress in Dandenong went through economic stagnation since the opening of the Armada Dandenong Plaza shopping centre which brought about the closure of many shops in the Central Business District. Dandenong was classified as a major activity centre, under the Melbourne 2030 policy, due to its strategic location with regard to its access to transport. These projects can be regarded as transit-oriented development, where population density is designed to be higher compared to other regions with poorer access to transport.
To transform central Dandenong into an exciting and flourishing economic and service hub, the government of Victoria allotted 290 million dollars towards the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative. The state government funding was used for land acquisition and consolidation, transporting of infrastructure upgrades (Stockman's Bridge, Lonsdale Street, Station precinct upgrades and public amenities) and assistance in key catalyst projects such as the State Government Services Hub, the brand new Council Civic Centre, and the Australian Taxation Office.
As for Dandenong tourism, here are twelve top-rated tourist attractions in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges:
- Healesville Sanctuary - a 30-hectare park set in a typical Australian landscape and officially called Sir Colin Mackenzie Sanctuary
- Puffing Billy Steam Train - a 40-kilometre nostalgic ride on the century-old steam train, Puffing Billy, through the Dandenong Ranges
- Dandenong Ranges National Park - a 3,125-hectare park rich in wildlife, walking trails, and forests of towering mountain ash
- Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden - formerly known as the National Rhododendron Gardens
- William Ricketts Sanctuary - displays more than 90 intricate ceramic sculptures depicting the Aboriginal culture of the area
- Coombe Yarra Valley - the famous Aussie opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba, lived in this elegant estate
- Olinda Village - the highest village in the Dandenong Ranges at 569 metres
- Yarra Valley Dairy - has a 100-year old milking shed where cheese tastings are available
- Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden - the perfect garden for all seasons named after its philanthropist owner
- Cloudehill Gardens - with a history dating back to the 1890s, photographers find a world of beauty to capture with their cameras
- Sassafras Village - a model village with a collection of antique shops, art galleries, and cosy cafes
- TarraWarra Museum of Art - focusing on Australian art from the 1950s onwards this is a stunning example of modern architecture
Property Selling in Dandenong
Big things are happening in Dandenong and investors are potentially those that would benefit. The area boasts a wide range of shops, educational institutions, and medical facilities. With a median house price that's still way lower than suburbs closer to Melbourne, Dandenong is surely one to watch for investors who do not want to spend a huge amount of money. Since there hasn't been considerable capital growth in the past few years, the near future could be the break Dandenong is waiting for.
Houses on Hemmings Street and Birdwood Avenue are close to schools, shops, and the Eastlink and the train station. Two and three-bedroom houses can be acquired in these streets for amounts lower than 420,000 dollars. Over the last year, median house prices have increased in value by 5 per cent, and for the longest time, Dandenong has witnessed property prices show investors a 4.13 per cent over the last three years. This is an improvement across the span of 12 months. Property investors who are after a bargain in Dandenong should be looking for at least -4.63 per cent off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved currently.
To entice property investors, houses in Dandenong rent out for 370 dollars per week with a yearly rental yield of 3.1 per cent. Units, on the other hand, rent for 320 dollars per week with a rental yield of 4.5 per cent. Dandenong has displayed a compound growth rate of 1.8 per cent for units and 5.4 per cent for houses, based on five years of sales.