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Property Conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading property conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers are there to ensure that whether you are buying, selling, or transferring property, your conveyancing transaction is smoothly run and performed with ease.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with our leading conveyancers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to ensure that you are well looked after and cared for. We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a wide variety of clients in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the broader Central Highlands region. We understand the nuances with navigating the processes of residential and commercial property transactions in regional Victoria.

Whether you are purchasing or selling a residential or commercial property, our team of leading conveyancers will ensure you are at ease and have a peace of mind when engaging with our conveyancing services.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in property law and creating positive conveyancing experiences for our clients.

Your conveyancing experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent conveyancing services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our conveyancers are fully supported by the legal expertise of our team of lawyers and a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Property Law so that you can have access to high quality conveyancing services, accessible legal solutions, and a peace of mind.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our conveyancers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also supported by the legal expertise and experience of our lawyers and a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Property Law.

We make accessing our conveyancing services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen property conveyancers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that your conveyancing experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our conveyancers are digitally trained and have expertise on using PEXA, an online property settlement platform, and SPEAR, an online system for subdivisions, certifications, and other land administrative dealings.

Our conveyancers embrace innovation and understand the importance of digital transformation. We create digital workspaces and have worked digitally alongside with government authorities, lending bodies, allied professionals, and other legal representatives on PEXA and SPEAR.

We are committed to providing you a digital-friendly experience and ensuring that your electronic settlement with us is run smoothly and with ease.

Guided by expertise and experience in property conveyancing across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and resource to the start of your conveyancing journey because of our ability to reliably perform your property conveyance from its initial due diligence to the final stage at settlement with aptitude and skill.

“We ensure that our quality of conveyancing work at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers is excellent and reliable so that your experience with us is seamless and at ease.”

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Are you looking for a conveyancer or conveyancing lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our conveyancing team.

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Why do you need a Conveyancer in Ballarat?

Buying or selling property can be a life-changing experience for many people in Ballarat. Conveyancing is a technical term used to describe the transfer of property from one person to another. During the property conveyancing process, a Ballarat conveyancer forms an integral part of your conveyancing journey during the process of selling or purchasing property, whether it is commercial, industrial, residential, or rural.

A Ballarat conveyancer can manage your conveyancing process from its initial stages when reviewing a Section 32 Statement to finalising at property settlement, so that you can be worry-free. They are present to handle your legal documents, the legal transfer of property, and complete the required legal paperwork so that a property conveyance can be completed with skill and precision.

Our experienced conveyancing team, supported by the expertise of a law firm and a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Property Law, adopts a practical approach to guide and handle your purchase or sale of property. We understand the conveyancing journey, the legal obligations and risks involved, and appreciate the importance of the legal requirements expected of the parties during the property transfer process.

What is the role of a Conveyancer in Ballarat?

The role of a Ballarat conveyancer is to act on your behalf in the legal process of a property conveyance. A property conveyance in Ballarat may involve a wide variety of performances including the transfer, creation, variation or conveyance of equitable or legal interest in real property. The tasks involved in a property transaction are also many and varied. As part of a Ballarat conveyancer’s role, the following deliverables may be completed:

  • If you are a vendor, the preparation of your Contract of Sale, and Section 32 Statement (also known as a Vendor’s Statement)
  • If you are a purchaser, review and advise you on the prospective legal implications that may arise from your Contract of Sale and Section 32, including: any leases or tenancy agreements, planning controls, cultural heritage, zoning or overlays that may affect the land, restrictive covenants, easement, caveats, and mortgages.
  • Advise you on any GST, Margin Schemes, or Capital Gains Tax implications that may affect the sale or purchase of a property.
  • Correspond and communicate with your nominated financier or lending body to facilitate either: the discharge of a mortgage when selling a property or arrange the transfer of settlement funds to complete a purchase.
  • Correspond and communicate with other lawyers during a negotiation to ensure that the contractual terms reflect the parties’ commercial intentions to a property transaction.
  • Assist in related-party transfers such as family members and spouses, including the preparation of Stamp Duty and transfer documents.
  • Review and negotiate the terms and conditions that may form part of a Contract of Sale.
  • Review and negotiate the terms and conditions regarding retirement village contracts.
  • Perform Verification of Identity (also known as VOI).
  • Perform Lost Title applications, for the issuance of a New Title.
  • Perform Adverse Possession Application and prepare the relevant legal documents in support of your application.
  • Prepare stamp duty exemption applications (including, applications for stamp duty grants and concessions).
  • Prepare and review any nominations form for any additional or substituted purchaser.
  • Perform Searches, such as Register Search Statements, Certificate of Titles, General Title, Rates Statements, Land Tax, and Copy of Plans.
  • Engage with Local Authorities and Government Departments (including the obtaining of Building Permits and Planning Permits).
  • Prepare your legal documents, including Settlement Statements (whether as a Purchaser or Vendor), Transfer of Land documents, stamp duty assessments, and Notice of Acquisitions.

Our team of leading conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford work collaboratively to provide you reliable and seamless property conveyancing services.

How to choose a good conveyancing service in Ballarat?

Good conveyancing services in Ballarat should be able to professionally deliver high quality conveyancing work and provide value by being in a position to assist you with reliable legal solutions when complicated areas of property conveyance arise. A good conveyancing service should also be supported by the broader legal expertise and resources of a firm that understands the commercial and environmental landscape of the region.

Our leading conveyancers, supported by a law firm and a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Property Law, will help you in your conveyancing process and explain to you what is involved so you have a comfortable conveyancing experience in your journey of the property transfer process.

Your conveyancing experience with us may involve the preparation of legal documents, execution or signing of legal documents, verification of identity, and lodgment of legal documents with other legal representatives, local government departments and authorities, and lending bodies.

“With the combined expertise of Nevett Wilkson Frawley Lawyers, our experienced conveyancers are there to assist you in your property and real estate transaction.”

Do you need a Ballarat conveyancer when buying or selling a residential property?

Ballarat conveyancers can assist you in all types of residential property depending on their level of expertise, experience, capabilities and resources. Navigating the conveyancing process of a residential property in Ballarat can be complicated. The conveyancing should be performed with proper due diligence, and an appreciation of the different types of encumbrances, restrictions, zones, overlays, or charges that may affect a Ballarat residential property.

The types of residential property that a Ballarat conveyancer could assist you, include the purchase and sale of: Free-Standing Dwellings, Semi-Detached Dwellings, Dual Occupancies, Multi-Dwellings, Terraces, Townhouses, Duplexes, Units, Apartments, Residential Subdivisions, Consolidations, Off-the-Plan.

If you are considering purchasing a home or an investment property, a competent Ballarat conveyancer should assist you with any pre-contractual advice, review of any Section 32 Statement, due diligence, and searches, and be able to guide you through the legalities when buying a residential property.

When buying a property in Ballarat, you may also be required to complete stamp duty related documents, associated with Duties Online and the State Revenue Office.

Our experienced conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford can prepare your legal documents, communicate with your financiers, prepare the relevant paperwork, organise your settlement statements, and attend settlement on your behalf.

If you are thinking about selling your residential property, a Ballarat conveyancer should assist you by preparing and drafting your required legal documents, including any Vendor’s Statement, Section 27 Statement, preparation of Discharge of Mortgage, and Contract of Sale.

At each step of the selling process in your conveyance, a Ballarat conveyancer should also communicate on your behalf to local government authorities, your lending body to arrange the discharge of any mortgages, other legal representatives, and your real estate agent.

Our experienced conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford can guide you from the start of the process, advise you on your disclosure obligations as a vendor, and guide you to the final stages of settlement in a transparent and simple manner.

Our conveyancers are experienced and have worked in many different types of residential property transactions. We understand the residential conveyancing process and can guide you from the initial due diligence stage, financing requirements, creating digital workspaces, stamp duty assessments, preparation of legal documentations, and attendance at settlement.

Do you need a Ballarat Conveyancer when buying or selling commercial property?

Conveyancing of a commercial property requires a different transactional process compared with the purchase and sale of residential property. Often times, a transfer of a Ballarat commercial property can be complicated as there are many legal and due diligence components to take into consideration. A Ballarat conveyancer should be aware that the due diligence required for a commercial conveyance is often significantly more extensive than a residential conveyance, and significant tax implications may also arise, such as GST, Margin Schemes and Capital Gains Tax.

Our leading conveyancers understand commercial property transactions. We can assist you in all types of commercial properties including the purchase and sale of: Hotels, Factories, Guest Houses, Offices, Retail Outlets, Carparks, Workshops, Warehouses, Storage Facilities, Farms, Restaurants, Subdivisions, Service Stations, Education Centres, Aged Care Facilities.

If you are considering purchasing a commercial property, there are a number of legal considerations that should be taken into account.

A competent Ballarat conveyancer should assist you with any pre-contractual advice, review any Section 32 Statement, investigate whether the property is affected by any leases, encumbrances or restrictions, draft special conditions and contractual terms, and engage in negotiations on your behalf to any heads of agreement and contract of sale.

Furthermore, due diligence is generally significantly more extensive than a residential property.

Our experienced conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford understand the significance of a commercial property conveyance. We can negotiate your contractual terms, prepare your legal documents, communicate with your financiers, accountants, real estate agent, valuers, and organise settlement on your behalf.

If you are thinking about selling your commercial property, there are a number of legal considerations that should be taken into account.

A Ballarat conveyancer should understand your commercial objectives to a property conveyance. They should also be able to draft your legal documents, including any Vendor’s Statement, Section 27 Statement, any Discharge of Mortgage, your Contract of Sale and Special Conditions.

Your Ballarat conveyancer should also be able to work collaboratively together with other professionals such as your accountant, real estate agents, and purchaser’s legal representatives during the process.

Our experienced conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, supported by the expertise of a law firm, understand commercial property conveyance. We can advise you on your disclosure obligations and due diligence requirements as a vendor and guide you through to settlement.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Conveyancing is a legal process that involves any transactions that creates, varies, transfer, conveys, or extinguishes legal or equitable interest in any real or personal property. In summary, conveyancing is a legal process that involves the transfer of interest or estates in land from one person to another person.

Generally, a conveyance is represented by an agreement, as a contractual document, to effect the transfer of an interest in land. A conveyance generally comprises of four parts: titles and goods, non-title restrictions and charges, contractual documents, and title related documents.

Generally, a property conveyance may take between 60 to 90 days.

The duration may also vary depending on any agreements made between the parties to a property conveyance, and any outside events that may materially affect the completion of a property transfer.

While conveyancers ordinarily perform the process aspects of property conveyances, if there are legal complications and complexities, then this may a cause property conveyance to move outside a standard property transfer.

Our conveyancers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are uniquely placed in being fully supported by the expertise and resources of a law firm and a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Property Law at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers. If there are complex legal questions that arise, our lawyers are equipped to assist and support you through the conveyancing process.

An exchange of contract occurs in a property conveyance when the purchaser and vendor formally sign and exchange a legally binding agreement for the transfer of property.

A legally binding agreement is also an enforceable contract.

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Our Conveyancing Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Peter Glare

Senior Lawyer

Jason Koutes

Senior Associate

Samantha Mitchell

Law Graduate

Jenny Russell

Legal Executive & Office Manager – Daylesford

Julie Dick

Accounts Administrator & Conveyancing Clerk

Lynne Meldrum

Legal Assistant – Conveyancing

Bindi O’Meara Crosswell

Legal Assistant – Conveyancing

Are you looking for a conveyancer or conveyancing lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our conveyancing team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your conveyancing information below:

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