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ACT Solicitor

What does an ACT Solicitor do?

Paradigm Legal have a team of experienced legal practitioners based just outside of Canberra who provide conveyancing services across both NSW and the ACT. They adopt a flexible approach to service delivery to their clients, including a preference for after-hours and email correspondence.

Unlike in the other states of Australia, all of the ACT properties have leasehold titles. In other words you have a 99 year lease on the land, which is then renewed by the government at the end of the term. Although the government has the ability to not renew your lease, in practise ownership in the ACT is as stable as in NSW which has predominately freehold title.

When you buy a property in Canberra you are actually buying the right to lease the land from the government.

ACT Conveyancing Fees

By being innovative in their approach to matter management, they are able to offer highly competitive rates of $700 incl GST (plus disbursements) for the sale or purchase of residential Torrens Title properties across all areas of NSW and residential leasehold interest in the ACT.

Disbursements are typically $280 to $350 depending on the state the property is in and if your are purchasing or selling.

Paradigm Legal would be happy to provide you a competitive quote for the conveyance of any Rural, Strata (Unit Title in the ACT) and Community Title properties.

They are also offer to provide their clients with a professionally drafted Will for $77.00 including GST after their sale or purchase has been completed.

Contact Paradigm Legal

If you would like to know more about the services that John & his team can offer then please contact him directly on the below details:

John Wilton
Paradigm Legal
PO Box 74, Jerrabomberra NSW 2619 (Near Canberra)
Ph: 0407 412 040
Fax: 02 4816 1890
conveyancing@paradigmlegal.net.au

We are not affiliated with Paradigm Legal and do not receive any income from recommending their services. We recommend John because we believe he is one of the best conveyancers we have dealt with in the Canberra or the ACT.

  • Rory

    Hmm… I seem to have found a conveyancer but I’m still deciding whether or not to buy in ACT. I’d like to research a bit more so does Home Loan Experts have a page on buying an ACT property?

  • Hey Rory, we do have a page on buying an ACT property. It has a lot of info including the amount you can borrow as well as a clear explanation of how a Canberra property is actually leasehold, which you may find helpful. Here’s the page:
    https://www.homeloanexperts.com.au/property-types/act-leasehold-canberra-property/

  • Alfred

    I have been thinking of signing up for the ACT land rent scheme so is it necessary to get a solicitor or can I just go for it myself?

  • Hello Alfred,

    No, it isn’t necessary. However, we highly recommend that you speak with an accountant, a financial adviser and a solicitor before signing up for the scheme. If you’re completely sure of what you’re doing and the implications then you may go for it by yourself.

  • C Daniels

    I’m an Aussie living in NZ and I don’t own any property here or in Australia. I’ve been thinking of buying property in the ACT and moving over in the next couple of months. I’d like to know if the solicitors can handle everything from their end itself or if I’ll need to come over.

  • Hi C Daniels, you won’t need to come over personally because the solicitors can handle everything themselves as long as you can provide them any documents or materials they may require.

  • Redd

    How can BBSW data be used to forecast the movement of fixed rates? I talked about this with a friend but we’re both not sure.

  • Hello Redd,

    Generally speaking, if the BBSW rates move up or down then it is likely that banks may move their rates in the near future. Similarly, 3 and 5 year interest swap rates are a good indicator for what the market expects interest rates to do over the next 3 to 5 years. Note that you should not base your financial decisions on BBSW rate changes alone.

  • kaye

    Is there a dependable way to avoid a valuation shortfall?

  • Well, we can order valuations up front with over six lenders and find out what the banks think your property is worth before applying with them. This means that we won’t damage your credit report by having too many enquiries and there won’t be any nasty surprises, like having to come up with thousands of dollars to complete the purchase.