Have a question?
Here we answer some of the most common questions we get asked. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please contact us for a free chat – we are always happy to help.
With conveyancing services (buying, selling or refinancing) we don’t ask that you pay for our services until we have completed the work you have instructed us to do on your behalf on settlement – that is on the day you have sold your property, collected the new keys on a purchase or completed your refinance. For subdivisions we do ask for a retainer to be deposited to our trust account to cover disbursements we incur on your behalf.
Our (very competitive) and set fees shown on our website are only payable if and when your sale or purchase has taken place. If your signed agreement does not proceed for any reason in some circumstances we will ask that you reimburse us for the disbursements we have incurred on your behalf (title searches and minimal office expenses). You can expect if an invoice is rendered that this would typically be no more than $200 plus GST and disbursements in usual circumstances.
Entering into an agreement for sale and purchase is a legal contract so its important you get it right from the start to ensure the correct conditions are inserted, the dates for you to confirm your conditions and then complete settlement work for you and commitments you may have to arranging finance, giving notice to your landlord or matching dates and timeframes where you are completing a sale and purchase at the same time.
We appreciate that you may need to look at a few agreements before your offer is accepted! There have been many times we have reviewed agreements sometimes more than 5 times before our clients enter into a signed contract. We are passionate about providing a top notch service and do not charge for reviewing, providing advice, drafting conditions were required and ensuring dates are correct for standard agreements.
When purchasing at auction, you need to have completed your due diligence prior to attending as if successful you will be unconditional at the fall of the hammer. With this in mind, we always strongly recommend you engage the services of a legal professional to examine the title documents, ensure you have finance approved and that there are no conditions which may cause complications. We offer different methods to suit any budget of review of an auction review and documents your real estate agent has provided to you. Please get in touch with us to discuss.
We really love looking after first home buyers! It is so rewarding working with you during your first property journey. We provide additional information and support, assistance with Kiwisaver withdrawal and navigate the entire process with fully understandable detail on the steps involved.
Our fees are fixed, so at any time you can call or email us with any questions you have without the fear of being charged on the clock! If you are ever worried or unsure, its always best to call us first as we can usually help you easily and make you feel rest assured in no time.
Yes we can! In fact, we have clients all over New Zealand … and literally the world – from Australia to Dubai.
We always love to see our clients in our office located at Mount Maunganui but if you lived anywhere in New Zealand we can still provide our top quality legal services and we make it easy. We have partnered with an independent company for compliance with Anti Money Laundering Act legislation to assist in this process.
You would receive a text for you to complete your identification yourself which includes taking a photo of your drivers licence and smiling into your phone camera. The whole process takes less than a minute and is really painless! Following this we can witness you signing documents to complete your property sale, purchase or refinance remotely on any visual call platform that works for you (WhatsApp, Zoom, Facebook Messager or FaceTime).
Our overseas clients need to go through a more detailed signing process but we would give you plenty of time and information as to how to go about this.