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Property Transfer and Transaction Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

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

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with our leading property transfer and transaction lawyers 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 property transfers and transactions in regional Victoria.

Whether you are purchasing, selling or transferring a property, our team of leading property transfer and transaction lawyers will ensure you are at ease and have a peace of mind when engaging with our property transfer and transaction services.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

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

Your property transfer matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent transactional services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our property transfer and transaction lawyers 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 property transfer and transaction 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 property transfer and transaction lawyers 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 property transfer and transaction 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 transfers and transactions lawyers, 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 property transfer and transaction experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our property transfer and transaction lawyers 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 property transfers and transactions lawyers 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 transfers and transactions across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and resource to the start of your property transfer journey because of our ability to reliably guide you from initial due diligence to the final stage at settlement with aptitude and skill.

“We ensure that our quality of property transfer and transaction 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 property transfer and transaction lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our property transfer and transaction team.

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What is a Property Transfer and Transaction Lawyer?

Property transfer and transaction lawyers are lawyers with technical expertise and legal experience across a wide variety of property transactions. Generally, they can act for a range of clients from first home buyers, property developers, property owners, and real estate businesses. They assist by preparing contractual documents, review terms and conditions, perform due diligence, arrange appropriate adjustments and attending settlements.

The legal services in a property transfer and transaction may involve:

  • Purchase and Sale of Residential, Commercial, Industrial Property
  • Preparation of Real Estate Contracts
  • Non-Sale Transfers
  • Spousal Transfers
  • Transfers between Trusts
  • Transfers between Corporate Entities
  • Caveats
  • Retirement Villages
  • Transfers to Beneficiaries under a Will
  • Foreign Investments
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Related Party Property Transfers
  • Mortgage and Loan Documentation
  • Easements and Covenants
  • Off-the-plan
  • Licence Agreements
  • Vacant Land
  • Transfers involving Deceased Estates
  • Family Transfers

These experiences provide property and real estate lawyers with broad exposure to assist clients in all aspects of property transfers and transactions.

From first homeowners, builders, and property developers, our clients have received expert guidance from our property transfer and transaction lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers. When dealing with property, there are a wide variety of complex and nuanced legal issues that relate to property law.

With substantial experience in property law, our team of property transfer and transaction lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers provide clients with practical advice.”

What Practice Areas are in Property Transfers and Transactions?

Practice areas involving property transfer and transaction can encompass a wide variety of legal nuances. With relevant expertise and specialisation, property transfer and transaction lawyers are capable of adapting to a large variety of acquisitions, disposal and transfers of property. Property transfer and transaction lawyers can draft development and joint venture agreements, prepare contracts of sale, advise on property developments, subdivisions and consolidations.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our property transfer and transaction lawyers can assist you in all aspects of a property transaction:

  • Due Diligence
  • Commercial Leasing and Licensing
  • Change of Ownership Arrangements
  • Acquisition and Disposal of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Property
  • Foreign Investments
  • Mortgages
  • Subdivisions
  • Valuations
  • Non-Sale Transfers
  • Change in Manner of Holding
  • Transfers to Beneficiaries
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Easements and Covenants
  • Off-the-Plan Contracts
  • Acquisition and Disposal of Vacant Land and Development Sites
  • Joint Ventures
  • Taxation (including GST and Stamp Duty)
  • Banking and Finance
  • Property Consolidations
  • Contracts of Sale
  • Development Projects
  • Related Party Property Transfers
  • Property Trusts
  • Stamp Duty

Frequently Asked Questions.

PEXA is an acronym for Property Exchange Australia. PEXA delivers an online property settlement platform that facilitates the transfer of property in a digital workspace. Before PEXA’s introduction in Victoria, property conveyances were historically performed through paper lodgments. Today, PEXA’s digital workspace is operational across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, and Australian Capital Territory.

PEXA’s digital workspace is a widely adopted electronic conveyancing platform for modern conveyancing practices. In Victoria, the land registry department also engages and uses PEXA for lodgments and has encouraged Victorian conveyancing lawyers and conveyancers to adopt this digital model.

Under the Torrens System, a Certificate of Title is a document that evidences the title and folio to each parcel of land. It shows the contents and particular of a folio, and the person holding that estate or interest, is also known as a Registered Proprietor. In Victoria, Certificates of Title are maintained and managed by the Registrar of Titles.

Victoria’s current land registration is managed by the Torrens System, a type of land registration system. The three components that constitute the Torrens System are that interests in estate is conveyed by registration, indefeasibility of title, and ownership is evidenced by registration on the Register. The Torrens system was formally adopted and introduced by the legislation, Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic).

This land registration system was intended to replace the old chain of titles under general law land, improve the process of investigating titles, and provide greater certainty on security of title for Registered Proprietors.

In Victoria, a caveat is an instrument available for holders of caveatable interests.

A valid lodgement of a caveat acts as an injunction on the Registrar of Titles and prohibits subsequent dealings on a land, is recorded, and provides notice of the caveator’s interest on the Register.

Lawyers are formally trained to provide legal advice and can advise you on all aspects of a property transaction. In Victoria, lawyers are regulated by the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Vic) and must hold a current practicing certificate to engage in legal practice.

In contrast, a conveyancer predominantly manages the process and procedures involved in a conveyancing transaction. Conveyancers are not formally trained as lawyers, and to become a practicing lawyer requires significant educational attainment and meeting practical training requirements. In Victoria, licensed conveyancers that carry on the business of conveyancing are separately regulated by the Conveyancers Act 2006 (Vic). The Act also prescribes a defined scope that limits and qualifies the meaning of conveyancing work.

The limitations and restrictions of conveyancing work include, not being able to carry out legal work for the purpose of: commencing or maintaining legal proceedings, applying for grant of probate or letters of administration, establishing a corporation, varying the constitution of a corporation, creating a trust including varying or extinguishing a trust, preparing testamentary instruments, giving investment or financial advice.

Furthermore, conveyancing work does not include providing legal advice to obtain consent under an Act or regulation for the development or use of land, or an application for an order under Division 5 of Part IV (Acquisition by Possession) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic).

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Our Property Transfers and Transactions Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Frank Frawley

Special Counsel

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 property transfer and transaction lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our property transfer and transaction team.

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

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