TRUSTED CONVEYANCING FOR ALL YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL NEEDS
THROUGHOUT VICTORIA

Our Services

If you are buying, selling, sub-dividing or transferring property titles, Velder Conveyancing can assist with all of your needs.

ABOUT US

At Velder Conveyancing, our number one priority is our clients. We are a Geelong based, family-run conveyancing service, licensed to practice throughout Victoria.

Testimonials

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Services

Velder Conveyancing is a family-run Geelong based conveyancing service licensed to practice throughout Victoria. Not only are we trusted locally, some of our current and previous clients are located in Metropolitan Melbourne, Werribee and Frankston. Plus, regional areas including Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo, Swan Hill, Sale, Warrnambool, Wodonga, Colac and Mornington Peninsula.

It doesn’t matter where you are, Velder Conveyancing can assist with your needs.

If you are buying, selling, sub-dividing or transferring property titles, Velder Conveyancing can assist all of your needs.

  • Title searches
  • Transfer of title
  • Preparing legal documents
  • Checking Section 32 Statements
  • Attending settlement
  • Caveats
  • Receive funds from the lender
  • Pay funds to the vendor
  • First Home Owner’s Grant
  • Arrange payment of Stamp Duty
  • Refinancing
  • Discharge of mortgages
  • Lost or destroyed Title Applications
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Application for Surviving Proprietor
  • Deceased Estate Sales
  • “Off the Plan” purchases
  • Arrange title insurance

If there is anything else you need assistance with, please feel free to Contact us and we will help where we can! We are available 7 days a week.

ABOUT US

At Velder Conveyancing, our number one priority is our clients. We are a Geelong based, family-run conveyancing service, licensed to practice throughout Victoria.

JOHN VELTHUYS

-Managing Director & Licensed Conveyancer

John Velthuys is the Founder of Velder Conveyancing. His professional manner, attention to detail and personal approach to his job is what makes him stand out in his field. John ensures every client is well informed about the conveyancing process and personally follows every contract through from start to finish. John’s friendly personality makes him approachable, easy to talk to and a name to trust with all your conveyancing needs.

Contact John today  for a free consultation and contract review!

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FAQ

The conveyancing process can be complex and overwhelming at times. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the process. Alternatively, you may also find an answer to your question here!

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is simply the legal process of transferring the title of a property from one party to another

Why do I need a conveyancer?

Buying or selling a property can be a complex process. A licensed conveyancer has the qualifications and experience to research the property, provide advice, prepare and lodge all relevant documents, ensure money is transferred and settle the property. Their sole focus is on the property and protecting your assets.

What is a Section 32 Statement?

  • A Section 32 Statement is also referred to as a “Vendor’s Statement”.
  • Under the Sale of Land Act 1962 a Section 32 Statement must be given to the buyer, before the contract is signed.
  • The Statement must include all important information regarding the property. This may include any easements on the property, recent building permits or approvals, all rates and charges etc.
  • This Statement ensures that the purchaser is aware of anything that may affect the property before they proceed with the sale.

What is a Title Search and why do we need one?

  • A Title Search is required to ensure the seller is the registered proprietor of the property in order to complete the sale.
  • A Title Search may also provide important information required for the Section 32 Statement.

What is a Covenant?

A covenant may require that the purchased land only be used in a particular way. For example, what the dwelling is to be made of or how many dwellings may be built on the land.

What is an Easement?

An easement is an area on the property that has been set aside for use by someone else. You are not allowed to build over an easement without permission. For example, an easement may be granted to a utility company to run power lines or sewerage.

What is Settlement?

Settlement is the process of completing the conveyancing transaction.

Who attends settlement and where does it take place?

Generally, the vendor and purchaser do not need to attend settlement. The parties in attendance are usually the vendor’s conveyancer and bank, and the purchaser’s conveyancer and bank. As of 1 October 2018, the vast majority of settlements occur online via the electronic system of PEXA.

Does the vendor need to be out of the property prior to settlement?

The purchaser is entitled to obtain possession of the property once settlement has taken place. The vendor needs to vacate the property prior to the time that settlement is to take place.

Will the vendor be able to collect their money from the sale on the day of settlement?

As the settlement process is completed online using PEXA, the money will be deposited into the vendor’s nominated account immediately once settlement has taken place. Generally, the vendor should receive the money on the same day (depending on your bank)

What is a "Cooling Off" Period?

  • A purchaser may be entitled to end their contract by written notice. This is known as a “cooling off” period and lasts for 3 business days from the date the purchaser signed the contract.
  • There are some exceptions to this where a contract cannot be ended:
    A. If the purchaser is a company or estate agent.
    B. If the purchaser and vendor recently signed a contract for the same property.
    C. The property was purchased at auction or within 3 days before or after an auction date.
    D. The property’s main purpose is not residential
    E. The property is used for farming or more than 20 hectares in size.

What is Stamp Duty?

Stamp Duty is a tax charged by the State Government which is applied to transfers of property. The Stamp Duty is paid by the purchaser.

How do I pay Stamp Duty?

If you are borrowing money from the bank to assist with the purchase of the property, then the bank will usually deduct the stamp duty and any other government charges from the amount borrowed and will pay these on your behalf after settlement. If you are paying cash for your property, your conveyancer can make arrangements for payment for you.

How much Stamp Duty will I have to pay?

You may use the Stamp Duty calculator to determine how much Stamp Duty you will have to pay.

Does everyone have to pay Stamp Duty?

  • No, not everyone will have to pay Stamp Duty. Please ask your conveyancer if you are unsure whether this will apply to you
  • Some exemptions or discounts may be available to:
    A. First Home Buyers (depending on the price of the house)
    B. First Home Buyers with dependent children
    C. Concession Card Holders
    D. Purchasers planning to occupy the property (not first home owners)

Who pays the rates on the property?

Water rates and land rates are generally adjusted at settlement so each party is responsible only for the period they owned the property.

Towns We Service

Velder Conveyancing is a family-run Geelong based conveyancing service licensed to practice throughout Victoria. Not only are we trusted locally, some of our current and previous clients are located in Metropolitan and regional areas.

It doesn’t matter where you are, Velder Conveyancing can assist with your needs. Even if you don’t see your town and you live in Victoria, we will be able to assist you and your conveyancing needs with our expertise.

Altona
Apollo Bay
Ararat
Armstrong Creek
Bacchus Marsh
Bairnsdale
Ballarat
Bannockburn
Barwon Heads
Beaconsfield
Beaufort
Beechworth
Bendigo
Benella
Birchip
Birregurra
Blairgowrie
Bright
Broadmeadow
Bundalong
Buninyong
Bunyip
Camperdown
Castlemaine
Charlemont

Cobram
Colac
Cowes
Creswick
Dalyesford
Dandenong
Dimboola
Donald
Drouin
Drysdale – Clifton Springs
Echuca
Euroa
Ferntree Gully
Geelong
Gippsland
Gisborne
Hamilton
Healesville
Horsham
Indented Head
Inverloch
Kerang
Kilmore
Kyabram
Kyneton

Lakes Entrance
Lara
Leopold
Mansfield
Maryborough
Marysville
Melbourne – all suburbs
Melton
Mildura
Moe
Mornington
Morwell
Mount Duneed
Mount Macedon
Moyston
Nhill
Ocean Grove
Orbost
Ouyen
Pakenham
Peterborough
Phillip Island
Point Cook
Port Campbell
Port Fairy

Portarlington
Portland
Queenscliff
Sale
Seymour
Shepparton
Sorrento
St Leonards
Stawell
Sunbury
Swan Hill
Tralalgon
Truganina
Wangaratta
Warracknabeal
Warragul
Warrnambool
Waurn Ponds
Werribee
Williamstown
Wodonga
Wonthaggi
Wye River
Wyndham Vale
Yarrawonga

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