Navigating the Benefits and Pitfalls of Family Financial Assistance in Property Transactions

By |2024-04-10T02:10:23+00:00April 26th, 2024|Property Law|

In recent years, there has been a notable surge in what has been dubbed as the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ transactions. This term reflects the increasing trend of parents financially assisting their adult children, particularly when it comes to property purchases. While this familial support can offer numerous advantages, it also comes with its [...]

CO-OWNERSHIP: Joint Tenancy vs. Tenancy in Common

By |2023-12-04T00:48:28+00:00December 14th, 2023|Property Law|

Picture this— You and your sister have decided to invest in a house together, marking your entry into the real estate market. Both of you agree to contribute equally to the deposit and mortgage payments. However, life can at times be unpredictable with unexpected turns and challenges.  What would happen in this circumstance if your [...]

Understanding property easements and how it may affect your property purchase

By |2023-10-09T01:29:45+00:00October 10th, 2023|Property Law|

Property easements grant the right for an individual, group or company to access, use or cross someone else’s property for a particular reason. Common easements can include shared driveways, power lines or sewerage. Understanding property easements is important as they can potentially impact your property value, and use of the area that the easement covers. [...]

Do you need a property lawyer or conveyancer? Or both?

By |2023-05-02T02:44:17+00:00May 16th, 2023|Property Law|

Will Punivalu, Principal at WJ&M Geelong, shares his insights Whether you are selling or buying, you should consider whether you need a property lawyer or a conveyancer to help guide you through the process.  Selecting a property lawyer or conveyancer or both for your property transaction  Choosing between a property lawyer or a conveyancer usually [...]

FAQ’s your Property Lawyer can help with

By |2023-03-17T00:10:49+00:00March 30th, 2023|Property Law|

As property lawyers in Geelong, we often get asked the same questions by first-time home buyers, so we’ve decided to answer a few frequently asked questions to help you. If your question is not answered in this publication or you need further advice on residential conveyancing, contact us on (03) 5222 2077 or email [...]

6 easy tips to make the home-buying process smooth

By |2022-12-13T01:49:17+00:00December 18th, 2022|Property Law|

Is a new home on your Christmas list? Why not prepare so you can jump on your dream home when the calendar ticks over to the new year? Follow on easy steps to prepare for the home-buying process. Preparing to buy a house  Before you start looking for your dream home, follow these steps to [...]

What a Geelong property lawyer & conveyancer can do for you

By |2022-09-05T01:12:28+00:00September 27th, 2022|Publications|

Whether a first-time home buyer or potential property investor, you may not be completely clear on what a Geelong property lawyer or conveyancer can do for you as a buyer or seller.  What is conveyancing? The definition of conveyancing is the preparation of documents to move legal ownership of property or land from one owner [...]

Section 32 and Vendor’s Statements explained

By |2022-07-04T01:22:55+00:00July 28th, 2022|Publications|

After spending countless hours going to open houses you finally found the perfect home! Now time to put in an offer and review the Section 32 to make sure you can make those renos or build that shed. Reviewing each Section 32 with your property lawyer in Geelong ensures you get insight into the state [...]

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