LEGAL SERVICES | CONVEYANCING | PROPERTY LAW | WILLS
JRA Legal and Conveyancing Newcastle are specialists in conveyancing and property law for all types of commercial and residential property. We cover a range of council areas in the greater Hunter Valley area. We provide conveyancing services to the Newcastle, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens council areas. Whether you're a first home buyer, a seasoned investor, buying or selling property, JRA Legal and conveyancing Newcastle makes the process of conveyancing in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley easy. JRA legal and conveyancing offer practical advice on property law and timely updates throughout your entire property transaction. JRA Legal and Conveyancing Newcastle always assures you of friendly service at all times. JRA Legal and conveyancing are available after hours and on weekends, we are highly professional and well regarded. JRA Legal and Conveyancing Newcastle are reliable, local and affordable. If your buying or selling property, whether it be residential or commercial, JRA legal and conveyancing provide conveyancing services tailored to your needs. JRA Legal are the conveyancers who are fast, efficient and make sure YOU the client is looked after. We are with you from when you make and offer right through to settlement. Conveyancing is the process involving the transfer of property from one person to another. A New South Wales law provides that all transfers or transfers of property are made in writing and that each sale and transfer of property must be made in accordance with the laws of the state or local territory. Professional conveyancing lawyers such as JRA legal and conveyancing Newcastle make sure that the transfer of ownership of property complies with these laws. The conveyancing process consists of two phases, the exchange of contracts and the settlement, including the settlement period and the settlement date. The settlement period refers to the time elapsed between the exchange of the contract and the delivery of the key to the new owner. The purpose of this period is to allow time to finalise any paperwork or finance, move out of the property, clean, undertake repairs, etc. Property settlement day refers to the day the new owner takes possession of the property, after having paid the vendor in full, As noted above, conveyancing is a legal process and must therefore be handled by a professional conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor. This ensures the protection of the rights of all parties and compliance with all legal obligations. Three basic steps in conveyancing: research, negotiation and documentation. This ranges from verification of sales contracts, requesting local councils to obtain an updated survey, building and a construction certificate, to asking the relevant government departments and attending the final settlement When you sign a contract of sale to purchase a house, that’s only the beginning of the process. There are many checks that should be carried out before a sale is finalised, otherwise known as settlement. So, when you hand over your hard-earned money to a conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor to handle the transaction, they actually put it to good use by handling a range of matters to ensure your rights are protected and the sale goes smoothly. In broader terms, a conveyancing solicitor is responsible for making sure you meet all the legal obligations involved in your property transaction. Along with protecting your rights throughout the process, the scope of work that a conveyancing solicitor covers will vary depending on the complexity of the property transaction. JRA legal and conveyancing Newcastle are seasoned conveyancing solicitors who puts you first. We strive to make sure your property settles on time and you can get on with your plans. JRA Legal and conveyancing in Newcastle understands we all have busy schedules in today's world, hence they are available after hours and on weekends.
There is more to property law than buying and selling houses. We also provide advice and assistance in Retail and Commercial Leasing. We can advise you for entry into Retirement Villages, and transfers between existing owners. We deal in all property matters, from off the plan sales, strata deeds, site and land subdivisions, commercial and personal matters alike. JRA Legal understands we all have busy schedules in today's world, we are available after hours and on weekends, simply to keep you updated or answer any queries you have. We also offer a mobile service, we come to you.
WILLS AND ESTATES
Whenever you buy or sell real property, it's time to consider updating your Will and Estate planning. Ideally you should prepare or update your Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship. If you die without a valid will (known legally as ‘dying intestate’) a standard formula is used to distribute your property and possessions. Usually, this means all your assets will pass to your spouse or children. But the situation becomes much more complex if you have a legal spouse and a de facto spouse (ie you’ve separated and have a new unmarried partner), if you have children from different relationships, or if you die with no spouse and no children. The standard formula only takes into account certain family members. So having a valid will is vital if you do not have close family members or want to leave gifts to friends or charities. We also offer advice to those left behind when a loved one has died and ensure timely administration of the deceased estate.
It’s a good idea to involve your solicitor or estate planning lawyer whenever you have questions or want to plan, create or make changes to your will or draw up a new will. Your solicitor can prepare all the relevant and important sections of a will. Your lawyer will make sure your will and estate plan is valid and that it is properly drawn up, signed and witnessed. Your lawyer will make sure you’ve expressed your wishes in the best possible way, so nothing is left to chance.
Your solicitor with estate planning knowledge will advise you on your rights and obligations to your spouse or de facto partner, children and other dependents. Your lawyer can advise you on tax planning, including the best way to minimise any potential capital gains tax from the gifts you’re making. Your lawyer gives you a thorough understanding of the role of your executor and trustee and help you choose appropriate ones. Your lawyer will advise you on what happens to your superannuation after you die. Your lawyer will advise you on making a power of attorney and appointing an enduring guardian. Your lawyers can store your will in a safe place so your executor knows where it is. JRA Legal can assist with all aspects of making a valid will, enduring guardianship and powers of attorney. Call JRA legal with any questions you may have.