Navigating the Conveyancing Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide by Baulkham Hills Conveyancing

At Baulkham Hills Conveyancing, we pride ourselves on empowering our clients with the requisite knowledge to make informed decisions in the realm of property transactions. Whether you are buying, selling, or merely seeking to understand the intricate tapestry of conveyancing in New South Wales, this guide illuminates the critical steps and considerations entailed in a NSW purchase matter.


1. Verification of Identity (VOI):

In the initial phase of any conveyancing transaction, verifying the identity of all parties involved is paramount to thwart fraud. We ensure a seamless and secure verification process, irrespective of your location.


2. Council Rates (Section 603 Certificate):

This certificate divulges crucial details concerning the lot of land in question, such as:

  • Description and address of the property
  • Current owner’s name
  • Outstanding rates and charges including water usage


3. Water Rates:

Various certificates provided by Sydney Water furnish essential information for buyers, developers, or builders. Some of these include:

  • Section 66: Current water rate charges
  • Service Location Print: Depiction of pipes and wastewater system connection points
  • Sewer Service Diagram: Layout of private sewer pipes on the property
  • And others, each catering to specific needs in the property transaction journey


4. Pre-Purchase Reports:

While not mandatory, pre-purchase reports are pivotal in unmasking the property’s condition before contract exchange. Roughly 26% of home buyers stumble upon issues post-purchase, making these reports a prudent part of due diligence. They encompass:

  • Building & Pest Inspection Reports: Identifying pest infestations or structural defects
  • Development Application Reports: Information on proposed developments
  • Strata Reports: Evaluation of unit, apartment, or villa conditions and financial standing
  • Valuation and Tax Depreciation Reports: Assessing property value and outlining building costs and asset values


5. Body Corporate Certificates:

Exclusively for Unit or Strata Property purchases, this certificate discloses vital Body Corporate matters, entailing by-laws, meeting minutes, lot entitlements, pool compliance, pest inspections, litigation, building valuation (if applicable), levies, and insurance.


6. Engagement with Baulkham Hills Conveyancing:

We facilitate all the aforementioned searches, certificates, and services ensuring not just compliance but a smooth transition through the conveyancing process at industry-competitive costs.


Our seasoned team at Baulkham Hills Conveyancing is dedicated to demystifying the conveyancing process, making your property transaction experience less daunting and more empowering. Engage with us to navigate the complex yet rewarding world of property transactions in New South Wales.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Every property transaction is unique and may have different legal implications. While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, there may be legal, financial, or factual matters that are not covered or have changed since the publication of this post. We recommend consulting with a qualified legal professional before making any decisions related to property transactions or conveyancing matters. Baulkham Hills Conveyancing does not assume any responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information provided in this blog post.



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