Frequently Asked Questions

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process involved in transferring ownership of house, unit or vacant land from one person to another.

Who can assist with my conveyance?

In Queensland a property conveyance can only be undertaken either directly by, or under the supervision of, a practising solicitor.  Kelly Conveyancing offers a dedicated conveyancing service through our Mackay and Brisbane offices provided by a team of very experienced conveyancing officers.  This team is overseen  of lawyers including one of the region's leading property lawyers, Sean Kelly.

How much will it cost?

The total cost of your property transaction will depend on whether you are buying or selling, what searches may need to be undertaken and other factors.  Please contact us to obtain a competitive quote that is specific to your transaction and won't leave you with any surprises.

Why does the cost of conveyancing vary?

Conveyancing services are provided in a variety of ways and service models.  Some offer a call centre approach with centralised operators while others are locally based firms and conveyancers.  At the end of the day you get what you pay for.  Kelly Conveyancing prides itself on the availability of its staff, the clear lines of communication we put in place, our local knowledge and our exceptional service.  We're proud that we are not a "cut price" conveyancing service and the glowing feedback we receive from satisfied clients tells us we've adopted the right approach.

I have a contract...what now?

If you have already signed a contract or have one that you are considering signing you should immediately contact Kelly Conveyancing to discuss the terms of the contract and the first steps that need to be undertaken.  A property contract often includes time critical dates so any delay can cause problems later on.

What is the cooling off period?

Any contracts for residential property in Queensland, not including auction contracts, have a cooling-off period of five business days.

The 5 day cooling-off period starts the day the buyer receives a copy of the residential property contract signed by both the buyer and seller, if that day is a business day.

Any time before the end of the five-day cooling-off period, the buyer can terminate the contract.

The seller must refund the buyer´s deposit within 14 days of terminating the contract, but may deduct a termination penalty equal to 0.25 per cent of the purchase price.

What is transfer duty?

Transfer duty is an amount of money you must pay to the State Government when you purchase a property in Queensland.  Your conveyancer will advise you during your first discussion with them what the amount of duty payable is and when it must be paid.

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Testimonials

This was the second time we have dealt with Kelly Conveyancing and would highly recommend them.

— J Savige, East Mackay, February 2015

 

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At Kelly Conveyancing, we were kept informed about everything and received a high standard of service.  It was worry free conveyancing and we have already recommended Kelly Conveyancing to others.

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— Jason Stanyer, North Mackay, June 2011

 

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This was our first property transaction in 48 years.  Debbie always returned my phone calls straight away.  She was kind to us and helped us understand what was going on and took the time…

— Maurice & Aileen Scott, Mount Pleasant, February 2015

 

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My husband and myself recently purchased a block of land at Habana and we decided to use the Team at Kelly Legal.  We had the up most professionalism adn the contact between us and the Kelly legal…

— KC Flakus, Ooralea, March 2015

 

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I found the services of Kelly Conveyancing to be quick and they made everything easy for me.  The communication was good with my needs and timeframes met.  Thank you so much.

— Shane, North Mackay, May 2011

 

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Kelly Conveyancing were very efficient and we would get them again to do our conveyancing.

— Sylvia Bouskill, Eton, October 2011

 

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Edith was most helpful, forthcoming with the advice I needed.  She was upfront with cost and procedures.  Most importantly, she was always available to assist.

— Sharon Bond, South Mackay, October 2013

 

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Debbie Smith did a fantastic job for us.  We would recommend her and Kelly Conveyancing to our friends.  It was a difficult and stressful time with simultaneous settlements but Debbie really…

— Annette, Greenmount, January 2011

 

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We have had several dealings with Kelly Conveyancing and this time with Edith as usual we have always been happy with the service.  Also their price is very competitive, I would recommend Kelly…

— Leslie, Glenella, March 2011

 

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We received excellent service.  Edith really helped us a lot and gave us a lot of advice along the way.  We’ve since done another conveyancing with Edith and have really developed a…

— Sharon-Lea, North Mackay, January 2011

 

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