Falcon Settlement Services
Falcon Settlements is a progressive West Australian conveyancing firm, based in Mandurah dedicated to providing a professional and efficient service to all our clients.
Our firm must comply with a high professional standard when conducting settlements.
We must comply with strict professional conduct rules.
We are legally bound to have professional indemnity insurance.
Our trust accounts are audited by independent professional auditors, and the legal profession contributes to a fund set-up to protect any fraud that may occur with respect to our trust accounts.
We are not restricted in what we can do for you, we can assist you with preliminary legal matters free of charge.
Property settlements involve the handling of a large amount of your money. Why take Risks?
What is a Settlement?
If you are the purchasers, settlement is the process by which you become the registered owner of the property or business and pay the seller. Likewise, if you are the seller, settlement is where you transfer ownership of the property or business to the purchaser and get paid by the purchaser.
When you buy or sell either real estate or a business, only a lawyer or an appropriately licensed settlement agent can charge you to settle the transfer of the property or business.
What we Do
- Search the title Deed, to ensure there are no legal impediments to settlement and if any do exist arrange for their removal.
- Check rates, taxes and other charges and apportion these between the parties.
- Undertake appropriate checks.
- Assist with the satisfaction of any relevant special conditions.
- Prepare all settlement documentation and statements required and arrange for you to sign any relevant documents.
- Arrange for stamping of documents by the State Revenue Department.
- Liaise with lending institutions and all other relevant parties, and organise settlement.
- Attend final settlement, exchange funds and documents, arrange for registration and lodgement of the documents with the Office of Titles or other relevant Government Agencies.
- Finalise all accounts and other matters and refund any balance funds we hold to you.
Why Use Us?
The benefit to you of using Falcon Settlements is because of our business structure, you have an independent legal firm who can act on your behalf to protect your best interests. Settlement Agents cannot offer legal advice which may cause you some inconvenience if a problem does occur. We can offer you legal advice in order to ensure any settlement complications are minimised as much as possible.
How to arrange for Falcon Settlements to provide conveyancing services?
Simply write Falcon Settlements in the space provided at the bottom of your Offer and Acceptance Contract. Your agent will then contact us and we will then start to proceed to settlement.
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Department of Consumer and Employment Protection
Provides advice and information about buying or building and publishes many free brochures including “Homebuyers Survival Guide for WA” and “Contracts – Information You Need To Know”. Telephone their Consumer Protection Advice Line for your free copy on 1300 30 40 54 or go to their website at www.docep.wa.gov.au.
Department of Land Information
Produces a booklet called “A Guide To Strata Titles”.
Telephone DLI Strata Titles Advisory Service on (08) 9273 7044, email firstname.lastname@example.org or via their website www.dli.wa.gov.au.
First Home Owner Grant
First home buyers may be eligible for a First Home Owner Grant. This grant is administered through the Office of State Revenue on 1300 363 211 or visit websites www.firsthome.gov.au or www.dtf.wa.gov.au.
Foreign Investment Review Board
The Board examines proposals by foreign interests to undertake direct investment in Australia and, against the background of the Government’s foreign investment policy, makes recommendations to the Government under on these proposals. They also provide guidance, where necessary, to foreign investors so that their proposals may be in conformity with the policy. www.firb.gov.au/content/default.asp.
Real Estate and Business Agents Supervisory Board
Telephone (08) 9282 0836 or visit www.reba.wa.gov.au for your free set of real estate notes including information about auctions.
Under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 first homebuyers may be eligible for a grant towards the cost of “incidental expenses” associated with buying a partially built or established home through a licensed real estate agent. Incidental expenses may include stamp duty, settlement fees and lending institution fees associated with lodging the home loan application.
Assistance with loans
Keystart has a number of initiatives to assist people who may find it difficult to obtain a loan in the general marketplace. Telephone 1300 361 577 or visit their website www.keystart.com.au.
Assistance with Stamp Duty
First home owners may be eligible for a reduction of stamp duty or a concessional rate of stamp duty. Contact the Office of State Revenue on (08) 9262 1100 or 1300 368 364 or visit their website www.dtf.wa.gov.au and click on Office of State Revenue and then Stamp Duty.
About the Certificate of Title
For more information contact DLI’s Tenure Information Services on telephone (08) 9273 7333 or visit their website on www.dli.wa.gov.au.
Contact your local government authority for relevant local requirements or visit Department of Housing and Works website www.dhw.wa.gov.au for a copy of “Dividing Fences – Rights and Responsibilities”.
For information about the location of smoke alarms or smoke alarms for the Hearing Impaired contact FESA via their website www.fesa.wa.gov.au.
Last Reviewed Sep 26, 2019
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