To help you navigate the world of conveyancing, Eckermann Conveyancers are constantly monitoring changes to legislation, technology and the conveyancing sector in general, to ensure you are getting the most relevant and efficient service possible.

Frequently asked questions

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership (the rights, title and interest) of Real Estate Property from one legal entity to another. A conveyancer is required for both sides of a real estate transaction – buying and selling

At Eckermanns, we have the knowledge, systems and expertise that you’ll need as you prepare for the official transfer of your new place into your own name. We deal with Residential, Commercial, Leasing, Subdivisions, Family transfers, Deceased Estates and more. We keep you updated throughout the journey from the start until finish, liaising with all parties to ensure that everything happens as planned.

What are the areas of specialisation at Eckermann Lawyers?

Eckermann Lawyers is an Adelaide-based boutique law firm renowned for providing service excellence across practice areas including:
• General Commercial
• Commerical Property
• Agribusiness
• Estate planning including, Wills, Advance Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Contested Wills & Estate Disputes
• Hospitality & Licensing
• Franchising

 

What is a Form 1?

In South Australia, it is a legal requirement (under Section 7 of the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994) when selling a property to disclose certain particulars relating to the purchaser’s land. This disclosure is called a Vendor’s Statement or Form 1.

Serving a Form 1 to a purchaser will activate the two clear business day cooling-off period when it is possible for purchaser to change their mind and “cool-off” on the contract in writing.

When buying at auction where there is no cooling off period. The Form 1 is required to be available for viewing for at least three working days prior to the day of the auction at the office of the real estate agency conducting the sale. The Form 1 must also be on display for 30 minutes prior to the start of the auction. It is a lengthy document and we recommend you ask your conveyancer to review the Form 1 for you.

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Transferring property – What are the stamp duty implications? image

What is stamp duty? Stamp duty, sometimes known as transfer duty, is a tax imposed by state and territory governments in Australia on transactions involving the transfer of property. The specifics of stamp duty, including rates and exemptions, vary by jurisdiction, reflecting the decentralised nature of Australia’s tax system. In South Australia (SA), as in … Continued

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Locations

Adelaide

180 Flinders Street
Adelaide 5000

Gawler

12 Adelaide Rd
Gawler South 5118

Gilles Plains

1 Sudholz Road
Gilles Plains 5086

Glenelg

10 Moseley Street
Glenelg 5045

McLaren Vale

178 Main Road
McLaren Vale 5171

Millicent

84-86 George Street
Millicent 5280

Mount Barker

18 Cameron Road
Mount Barker 5251

Mount Gambier

3 Penola Road,
Mount Gambier 5290

Naracoorte

20 Omerod Street
Naracoorte 5271

Port Lincoln

Shop 2, 50 Liverpool Street
Port Lincoln 5606

Tanunda

49 Murray Street
Tanunda 5352

Victor Harbor

138 Hindmarsh Road
Victor Harbor 5211