So - make sure a lawyer is involved in your transaction. At conveyonline we use a trusted Hawkes Bay law firm - Langley Twigg Law. They're our choice because they've been around for decades, but have a modern approach to getting the job done. It's a mix of reliability and flexibility and that's really important to our customers. You can also rest easy knowing they are part of the Lawlink group of lawyers - meaning they are a provincial firm with national ties, combining the cost effectiveness off the regions, with the knowledge and structure of a big law firm.
Here's a few tips from the Law Society on why you should use a lawyer (from their Buying or Selling Property document from 21 March 2013). "Remember:
- You usually can’t change an agreement after you have signed it.
- Your agreement might be with your agent (an authority to sell) or with the property buyer
- or seller.
- You can save money and anxiety by seeing your lawyer first.
- Your lawyer can help you prevent small problems turning into big ones.
- If you are selling a unit title property it is illegal to enter into an agreement (even a conditional agreement) until you have given the buyer a pre-contract disclosure statement."