finding conveyancer in regional victoria should they google & get quotes or how to find good one?

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    finding conveyancer in regional victoria should they google or get quotes or how to find good convenyancer please.
     
  2. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally I use a lawyer, not a conveyancer (because there is always a chance of something going bad)....and if you are asking for quotes, you are probably looking for the cheapest, and they can often be the most expensive in the long run.

    Otherwise, way too little detail for much suggestion - eg is it buying a farm? a commercial property? death of a family member? etc


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    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    thank you Yman as always for great advice.
     
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    ok so same question. how do we find a good lawyer in a country town regional victoria
     
  5. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    My understanding is that you could get a lawyer anywhere in the state of Victoria (but not interstate) - will not matter if the deal is regional AFAIK.


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  6. Peter_Tersteeg

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    You don't need a conveyancer that is in a regional location, just one that is appropriately licensed to operate in Victoria. Conveyancing is done electronically, the various parties rarely even meet any more, so someone local isn't necessary at all.

    I highly recommend:
    Pam Sell
    Phillips & Wilkins Solicitors
    (03) 9480 1155

    Pam isn't a solicitor, she's a conveyancer working out of a solicitors office (Phillips & Wilkins have a several specialist property lawyers as well).

    My experience is conveyancers tend to be better at the work than most lawyers because it's the job they do every day. However you want a conveyancer that has lawyers behind them for legal advice when necessary.
     
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  7. KateAshmor

    KateAshmor Victorian Conveyancing Lawyer Business Member

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  8. Peter_Tersteeg

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    @KateAshmore I've often encountered lawyers doing some conveyancing for a friend. It's not what they specialise in, but they figure it's easy and often screw it up because they underestimate the job.

    I'm really just saying I'd take a specialist over a (more qualified on paper) generalist any day.
     
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    Hello,

    Can someone please advise on a conveyancer in albury nsw area?
     
  10. Perthguy

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    I have had the exact same experience in Victoria and Western Australia.