Commercial Property Transfers Deserve Expert Attention

The buying and selling of any property is complicated with many process steps to be completed correctly to ensure that the title of the property passes legally from the seller to the buyer. Property transfers involving commercial land or premises are more complex than residential, often involving existing leases, multiple legal entities and other variables. With so much at stake, it is imperative, then, that the parties involved engage professional commercial conveyancing solicitors.


In the past, commercial property in Queensland was generally regarded as retail businesses and office premises, while factories and warehouses were referred to as industrial property. However, the terms have become blurred over time, and it is now acceptable to refer to all of these examples as commercial property. Considering how different these types of properties are to each other, it is unthinkable that any party to a commercial property transfer would not use experienced commercial conveyancers.


Experienced Operators Start Work Immediately

Finding the right legal firm to undertake this task is not a simple matter of doing an internet search, although that approach will certainly give the seeker some options. However there is a big difference between getting a list of contacts from a search engine, and engaging an expert with a proven track record of successful settlements of commercial property transfers. One of the benefits of dealing with a legal firm experienced in commercial conveyancing is that they start the ball rolling immediately they receive the client’s instructions.


Specialist commercial conveyancers know what documents need to be prepared and which government and property searches should be commenced immediately. They will liaise with their client’s nominated financiers to ensure that mortgage documents are correct at the outset. This saves a lot of time and anxiety getting corrections done and agreed in time for settlement. They will also provide their client with advice about the content of the mortgage documents, to assist the client to make sound decisions.


Settlement Services Remove Anxiety for Client

Checking financial calculations in readiness for settlement, attending the settlement on behalf of the client, securing funds transfers and title deeds and advising the client immediately that settlement is completed are all services that a specialist commercial conveyancer will provide. Some firms also offer a full on-line service. This is excellent for very busy people who don’t have time to battle traffic and parking to visit their office.


Using all the advantages of up-to-the-minute technology, a modern commercial conveyancing office can provide quick and convenient service without compromising in any way the quality and efficiency of the settlement process. People involved in commercial property transactions are generally business people for whom time is money. Getting a professional commercial property conveyancer to act on their behalf who uses cutting-edge technology is the icing on the cake.

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Andrew Francey


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Andrew has over two decades experience in high growth fast moving consumer goods, agribusiness and professional services. Supporting the Ownit team to deliver on client expectations, and implementing processes to scale the organisation, is a key focus for Andrew.

Andrew is a C-Suite leader with Chairman and Board experience.  He has formal qualifications in Business, Applied Finance and AICD Company Directors Course.

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