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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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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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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I was very satisfied with the service I received from Kelly Conveyancing. I was given very caring and professional attention to my business. Edith was exceptionally good at this. I…

— Jan Thomson, Mackay, July 2011

 

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I found the whole experience a pleasure and not stressful. Kelly Conveyancing are more than helpful and make me feel like a valued customer.

— Gillian Barker, Slade Point, October 2013

 

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We are already return clients of Kelly Conveyancing and are very happy with all matters dealt with by them.

— Russell & Sandra Daniels, Bossley Park, June 2011

 

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It would be difficult to go to another firm after dealing with Kelly Conveyancing.  Absolutely ecstatic with the professionalism and the detailed forms sent out.  It set a map and the direction…

— Sandy, Calen, March 2011

 

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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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With a previous reliable experience from Kelly Conveyancing, I was confident that they were able to deal with my matter and keep me informed on all that was happening.

— Christopher Fletcher, West Mackay, July 2011

 

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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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