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Settlement Agents in Perth
A Guide to Perth Settlement Agents
Are you buying or selling? Do you need the help of a settlement agent in Perth? In this guide, we de-mistify the work of settlement agents and explain how you can find a good one in Perth.
What is a settlement agent?
A settlement agent is a person who arranges or effects the settlement of a real estate transaction.
In other words, they’re the people responsible for transferring property from one owner to another – so every time you buy or sell a property, you’ll need a settlement agent.
A settlement agent’s office typically has multiple conveyancers who do the work of transferring a property on your behalf.
Settlement agents in Perth
There are hundreds of settlement agents in Perth – after all, settlement is a necessary process for everyone buying or selling a home in Western Australia, so conveyancers are in demand.
Whether you’re a seller or a buyer, get a quote to have us handle your property settlement. See our Property Settlement 101 page for an even more comprehensive overview of the settlement process.
What does a settlement agent do?
The main task of a conveyancer is to transfer ownership of a property. This task has many components, which differ depending on your circumstances and whether you are buying or selling.
If you’re buying a property, your conveyancer will:
If you’re selling a property, your conveyancer will:
Can’t I do this myself ?
While individuals can legally settle their own property, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety cautions against it.
Unless you are a suitably qualified lawyer, it would be very unwise to try to carry out the settlement of your own property. It’s a complex and time consuming business, with many traps for the unwary.
For this reason, most people use the services of a licensed settlement agent to perform the work of conveyancing.
How to choose a Perth settlement agent
There are a few things that distinguish settlement agents:
No matter which criteria you judge us by, Residential Settlements is the perfect choice. Here's why!
We have the experience – We’ve been doing settlements since 1986. In that time we’ve learned what makes a settlement work, every time.
We have tightly managed processes. All our conveyancers are extremely knowledgeable about settlements in their own right. Combined with processes that keep everyone on the same page, our team won’t let any detail slip through the cracks.
We treat you as a person, not a file. We know that each settlement is unique, so we communicate with you, your real estate agent, and the other people in the transaction to make sure we know all the important details that could influence your settlement.