Supporting my son

My son is currently on remand waiting trial. We have had a really tricky time over the last year learning about some of the things that he has been doing, but we want to make sure that we support him through the trial so that he can get a fair process. Having family on your side can help the prisoners to have an easier time at trial and can often help the lawyers to provide the strongest possible defence in court. This blog explains how family members can help to make sure that legal process goes smoothly and that the lawyers get all of the resources that they need.

Why You Need Legal Advice As You Buy Property

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You will need legal advice as you purchase a property. It helps prevent you from making mistakes that could predispose you to lose funds or buy a property in poor condition. This extract details some of the legal advice you will receive from your conveyancer as you purchase a property. 

The Viability Of The Purchase

The conveyancer conducts due diligence to establish the viability of the purchase. For instance, they inspect the property for defects or construction oversights that flout the building code or necessitate expensive repairs. For example, the property could have cracks in the foundation that could cause sinking and damage to other structural issues. Besides, the property could have a severe termite infestation in the attic that could damage the roof. In other cases, the property could be in excellent condition. However, the builder could have flouted the building code. For instance, it could be the property's orientation disregards the set regulations. A conveyancer gathers these details and explains the implications of the various defects. This way, you can decide whether or not to purchase the property. 

Applicable Laws And Regulations 

Homeowners must comply with strata bylaws, zoning regulations, resident association laws and the building code. The conveyancer explains these laws to ensure you do not get into legal trouble once you occupy the property. For instance, if you intend to sublease the property to make extra cash, the strata bylaws could expect you to meet specific requirements. You might also want to extend the property as you renovate it. In this case, the conveyancer will explain the laws to observe as you extend the property. For instance, you could need an extension permit and certification from a building surveyor. 

The conveyancer also examines property documents and consults with the lands office to establish whether the property has existing easements. Typically, an easement allows another party to use a portion of your land legally. For instance, a neighbour could have an easement to park on your property. Conversely, utility companies could have an easement to install power cables on your land. Your conveyancer explains the implications and longevity of the easement. Moreover, they could explain how to revoke the easement. 

The Sale Process

The conveyancer explains how to make cash transfers to the seller. Typically, they recommend that you make a small deposit to show commitment to purchasing the property. A lot could happen from when you make the deposit to when you buy the property. For example, your bank could reject your mortgage application, or the seller could consider offers from buyers willing to pay more. The conveyancer initiates legal measures to protect your deposit. For example, they could include a gazumping clause in the contract of sale. 

Reach out to a firm such as ARDENT LAWYERS to learn more.


21 July 2022