Celebrations and reflections on being a lawyer for 20 years! Today I’m celebrating 20 years as a lawyer! I must admit that along the way I’ve had some doubts about my career choice. But I have found … [Read more...] about Why I chose law (and why I stuck with it!)
Does the vendor have to clean the property before settlement? Unfortunately not. However, this is one of the most common complaints I receive. It can come as a shock to a purchaser when they make … [Read more...] about The vendor didn’t clean up and other complaints
The message at the moment is simple: #stayhome. But what if you are buying and selling property during the coronavirus pandemic? There are many reasons beyond low interest rates that leave some people … [Read more...] about Buying and Selling Property during Coronavirus
So you’re buying your first home and are spending weekends at inspections. It’s exciting but terrifying! You’re about to splurge on the biggest purchase of your life but have no idea what to look for. … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware – what to look for when buying a property
Buy now, pay later! The glossy brochures are so enticing. A beautiful new home with all the bells and whistles. You get to pick the paint and finishes. These are some of the pros of buying … [Read more...] about What are the risks with buying off-the-plan?
One thing I learnt during my years at a top tier law firm was how to balance commercial and legal needs. When buying property, this means that if you object to every clause, the house of your dreams … [Read more...] about How to negotiate a property purchase
Take a good look at my picture. Because that’s as close to me as you’re likely to get! I run a virtual office. That means that we won’t meet IRL*. Most people will cheer when they hear this – but I … [Read more...] about How does online conveyancing work?
Often I get clients who signed a contract of sale without legal advice because it “looked straightforward” or they ask for a discount because their purchase is “easy”. A great conveyancer should leave … [Read more...] about How your conveyancer can help when your “easy purchase” turns nasty
You may already know of the unfortunate recent events, where a former MasterChef contestant's electronic settlement was hacked. Dani Venn and her family were left $250,000 out-of-pocket and homeless … [Read more...] about Is Pexa safe to use for e-settlements?
Every year I review hundreds of contracts and vendor statements - for FREE! As my practice gets busier and busier, I keep re-evaluating my offer of free section 32 reviews but have always concluded … [Read more...] about Why I offer FREE section 32 reviews!