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Services & Fees

Please note: these are current as at July 2018 and, whilst we endeavour to keep to these fees, they can be an estimate only as developments in your matter may dictate extra work and searches. Usually these fees are reviewed after 1 July in each year subsequent to changes in government and council search, registration and filing fees.

Purchasing Houses and Land

An estimate of our Professional Fees and Searches (including GST) for a standard non-complicated purchase in Ipswich is $1,313.22.   Please contact us for our fees and outlays in other Council areas.

This covers an initial title search, registered plan of the land (not the house), transport department search, land tax search, Council search (not a building records search), water reading and check search on the settlement day.  If you or your financier require further searches then this will increase the fees and outlays and you will need to discuss this with us.

These fees do not cover a settlement notice which some banks require to be lodged, body corporate searches, ASIC (for a company), QCAT (for neighbour and tree disputes), PPSR search (to check if any personal property included in the sale is subject to a charge) and easement search.  Should you require any of these, please contact us.

There is also Transfer Duty to pay on the purchase – exactly how much depends on several variables. We need to know the purchase price, if you are going to live in the house then if it is your first home or not, if it is an investment house or vacant land (and if so, if you intent to build your first home on the land).  Other complications are one buyer being a first home owner and the other not or the land is not all used for a residence for the buyers for example a business is run on part of the land or a farm with a residence that you intend to live in.  If it is straightforward then send us an e-mail and we may be able to calculate Transfer Duty for you but if you have any doubt, please ring us.

If you are paying cash or your bank is not taking a mortgage on the property then you will also have to pay registration fees so that we can lodge the transfer in the titles office.

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Selling Houses and Land

Our estimated Professional Fees for a standard non-complicated sale are $660 (includes Title Search & Settlement Agent fee). If other searches are required then we will contact you to discuss these.

 

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Business and Commercial

At Springfield Legal Service our business lawyers have the necessary skills and experience to advise you on the purchase or sale of a business. We can assist you with business types including companies, partnerships, and trusts.  We are committed to using our business acumen and legal expertise to help your business succeed.

We know that no two businesses are the same – they each have their own needs and risks, which is why you need personalised legal advice. When you work with us, it’s a guarantee: practical, affordable legal solutions that are tailored to meet the unique needs and risks of your business.

Our lawyers can help you with all aspects of business law, including:

  • Business structures
  • Business Contracts, including purchase or sale of business
  • Commercial disputes and commercial litigation
  • Corporations law
  • Property and leasing Commercial law and small business legal advice
  • Workplace and employment Bankruptcy and insolvency Tax
  • Business succession and asset protection
  • Put and Call options
  • Goodwill and valuation of business assets
  • Tax considerations
  • Liaison with financial institutions
  • Transfers of liquor licences and poker machine entitlements
  • Transfers of equipment licences
  • Franchising agreements
  • Copyright
  • Trademarks and Patents
  • Arranging due diligence searches and inspections
  • Organising and attending settlement

Ready for personal, practical legal solutions? Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced business lawyers.

Wills and Powers of Attorney

Professional Fees (including GST) $220 each document for a will- please note this is an Internet special if instructions are submitted via the form on the left hand side of the Wills page.

Professional Fees (including GST) $165 each document for an Enduring Power of Attorney.

If it is required to use the Power of Attorney to deal with land in the Department of Natural Resources, Mines And Energy (Titles Office) then this must be registered separately and there are extra professional and registration fees to pay.

Estate Law

  • Reading of the Will
  • Administering a Deceased Estate
  • Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Will/Estate Dispute & Litigation (We can also act on a ‘No Win-No Fee’ basis)

Divorce

Our Professional Fees (including GST) are $880 plus Process Service fees (if needed) of about $150 and Court Filing fees of $900. If you don’t have your marriage certificate then you will need to pay for this as well.

Other Family Law

This includes property settlements and children’s issues for both married and de facto couples. We also act for legally aided family law clients.

Drink Driving & Work Licence Applications

We act for clients where they lose their licence due to drink driving and require a driver’s licence for work.

Our estimated Professional Fees (including GST) are $1,320.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Springfield Legal Service representative regarding our service, please contact us.