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21 Rescission of Judgment II
20 Rescission of Judgment
19 Independence and Objectivity
18 Property lawyer or Conveyancer
17 Execution of a Judgment
16 Buying / Selling a Business
15 Small Claims Court
14 Legal things to do in 2012
13 Drunken Driving
12 Legal queries
11 Trusts – its all in the name
10 Due diligence – a basic tool in your business kit
9 Debt Collection - a professional approach
8 "I do?" – understanding the legal impact of getting married. 
7. Homes, castles and dreams
6. To sue or not to sue? Let's start with "how" to sue.
5. Knowledge helps – Wills and Administration of Deceased Estates
4. Paying it forward – pro bono support where it counts
3. Contracts - Prevention is better than cure
2. The prickly matter of legal costs
1. Success comes with small steps

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Homes, castles and dreams

Buying or selling of a house is a big moment in life. It may be your family's future home, the place that you always returned to or the place where many of your dreams came true. For these and other compelling reasons, it is important to ensure that you receive good, independent advice on the process of selling your property, or buying a property.

Firstly, both the seller and the buyer are entitled to legal advice in the process. Usually the seller appoints the lawyer responsible for transferring the property. The buyer can take independent legal advice about the content of the Offer to Purchase or the Deed of Sale.

It is wise for both parties to have the Deed of Sale read through by an independent legal advisor or conveyancer. The lawyer can advise on the impact of suspensive conditions relating to if the buyer can get a mortgage loan or bond, when commission to estate agents is due, or occupation when the formalities in the Deeds Office have not been completed.

Independence and objectivity are critical characteristics that a seller or buyer should look for in the context of such an important transaction. Think about who is involved in the sale and where their interests lie. It is easy to be swayed by emotional factors, market sentiment, and noise that distract one from the consequences of the documents you might be signing.

Whether you are buying a freehold residential property, sectional title apartment or flat, an agricultural property or farm, or commercial or industrial property, taking the time to understand the Deed of Sale, and the process involved in selling or buying a property may help you avoid time consuming and potentially expensive pitfalls.

Our basic outline of the process of selling or buying a property attached below will give prospective sellers and purchasers a rough idea of what to expect. Naturally, the devil is always in the detail. Each transaction should be looked at carefully by an experienced qualified conveyancer.

Given the fundamental role that security of property plays in people's lives, individuals place much value on their homes. Properly trained and admitted conveyancers are crucial in ensuring properties are properly transferred. If disputes arise about the ownership of property or rights pertaining to property you would want to be sure that the job was done properly, wouldn't you?

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MA Cooper Attorneys
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Our basic outline of the process of selling or buying a property attached


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