How it works

Whether you’re buying, selling, or both, a conveyancer is critical to every property transaction.

Here’s a summary of the steps involved in engaging Settle Easy as your conveyancer.

What a conveyancer does

For sellers
  • Prepares the contract of sale
  • Obtains the required property certificates, searches, and prepares draft contract and disclosure for your review and approval
  • Reviews settlement figures, including a summary of funds you will receive at
    settlement, mortgage payout figure and payment directions
  • Transfers settlement funds and property title
  • Completes settlement
For buyers
  • Contract reviews (Settle Easy offers the first review for FREE!*)
  • Guides you through the contract signing, relevant checks and property transfer process
  • Reviews the settlement figures, including a summary of funds containing
    purchase price, adjustments, transfer duty and registration fees
  • Transfers settlement funds and property title
  • Completes settlement

*Excludes complex & off-the-plan contract reviews

Settle Easy benefits

One FREE contract review* and fast turnaround times (get a contract reviewed within 48 hours)

Dedicated local conveyancer - the team are all based in Australia

Quality services with an experienced team of property lawyers and conveyancers

Fixed professional fee ($1,210 for established properties and $1,650 for off-the-plan properties, plus disbursements)

24/7 online access to your property dashboard

Real-time notifications and updates about your transaction

*Excludes complex & off-the-plan contract reviews

What Settle Easy customers say on Google

Who is Settle Easy?
Who is Settle Easy?

Who is Settle Easy?

Settle Easy is for anyone buying or selling property and is home to a team of expert conveyancers.

They are Australia’s only conveyancing solution that provides complete transparency to all stakeholders at every stage of the conveyancing transaction, while updating them in real-time.

They provide their customers with consistent property law advice and quality control measures for a reliable, secure and seamless experience.

 

Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process of moving the legal ownership of property or land from one person or entity to another.

What does a conveyancer do?

Property conveyancers handle many of the legalities of purchasing and selling property. They take care of the legal documents and contracts associated with property transfer and real estate transactions, ensuring the process goes smoothly, that clients’ rights are protected, and each party gets the results they are entitled to. Many conveyancers will even help coordinate communications with your real estate agent and bank or financial institution to ensure the entire process proceeds efficiently. Settle Easy's conveyancers will keep you informed throughout the whole conveyancing process, helping you understand your legal obligations and the decisions you will need to make for property settlement.

What costs are associated with hiring a conveyancer?

Conveyancing costs and conveyancing fees will vary from conveyancer to conveyancer, as there are a wide range of optional services you may need as part of the conveyancing process, in addition to legal fees. The scope of work that a conveyancer undertakes, and the associated costs, will depend on the complexity of the property transaction. Their work will involve carrying out all the relevant searches and preparing all relevant settlement documents.

As the potential new owner of the property, you need to know about any information regarding debt attached to the property, known issues with the property itself, and other risks before purchase. The types of searches your conveyancer may recommend include: Title Search, Local Authority Searches, Risk Assessments, Building Permits, Pest Reports and Strata.

As the seller, you need to verify your identity as the property owner and disclose relevant information about the property, such as planning permits or zoning changes, which may impact the value of the property. The requirements vary state by state.

When do I pay?

Fees are generally paid on settlement.

Where does Settle Easy operate?

Settle Easy currently operates in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, but is working hard to expand nationally in the coming months.

Can you tell me a bit more about disbursements?

Local councils and governments around Australia all have different fee schedules which is why there is no flat rate for the ‘out of pocket’ part of your Settle Easy conveyancing.

They may or may not have to pay to complete the following – it just depends on what type of property you have bought or sold and where it’s located:

  • council and water rates searches
  • planning and heritage searches
  • title and encumbrance searches
  • water meter readings
  • road authority certificates
  • land tax clearance certificates
  • Environment Protection Authority (EPA) certificates
  • owner’s corporation/body corporate/strata title certificates.
^The information provided on this web page is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The law is multifaceted and can vary depending on individual circumstances. For specific legal guidance tailored to your situation, it is recommended to seek advice from a qualified conveyancer or lawyer. Please consult the Service and Fee Schedule available on the Settle Easy website for a comprehensive overview of the services offered, associated fees, and any potential additional charges. Any services outside the defined scope may result in supplementary fees. All fees mentioned are accurate as of 1 November 2023 and are subject to potential changes. Disbursement figures are provided as estimates and may vary depending on the nature and location of the property.
#realestate.com.au Pty Ltd partners with a number of third party product and service providers to help meet your needs. If you obtain products or services from these providers, we may receive a flat fee or commission. Although we might refer you to third parties, we do not endorse or otherwise take any responsibility for the products or services they provide to you. If you have any questions about our arrangements with these providers, please don’t hesitate to ask.