No hidden fees
Nobody likes surprises on their bills, so we take the time to agree with you on exactly what our work will cost before we do it (not after!)
Our lawyers aren't 'general practitioners', they're experts in their chosen fields of practice (many are Accredited Specialists)
Practical advice not legalese
We provide clear, practical advice, in plain English, so that you can make decisions with confidence
Over 25 local offices
Our local offices are owned and operated by friendly, local professionals, who are proud and active members of the communities they serve
Real client care
Genuine care for clients has been at the core of our practice since the first office was opened by ER Stack on the NSW Mid-North Coast in 1931
We invest in technology and systems so that our services are always costeffective and clients are in control of their own legal affairs
Thank you for all your help with our property purchase, you made the whole process so stress free and your professionalism and kindness provided a refreshing experience.
- Carol, Ballina
We are experts in all types of conveyancing
- Buying or selling a house
- Buying or selling a unit or strata property
- Buying or selling a block of land
- Buying or selling a rural property
- We can also help you with property disputes
Got some questions?
Conveyancing is the process of transferring the title of property (ie. the government record of who owns it) from one person to another. The conveyancer is the person responsible for transferring the title.
The time it takes from when you enter into a contract through to final settlement and payment is hard to predict. There are different parties involved and many variables. You will need to discuss this with your conveyancer.
No. You can go through a conveyancing-only firm. The advantage of using a law firm is that you have all bases covered in the event of a dispute with a vendor, purchaser or tenant. Stacks can look after everything in the conveyancing process without you having to employ any additional specialists.
It’s a tax charged by the government when you buy a property. The amount will depend on the property’s value, and whether you are entitled to any concessions such as the First Home Owners grant.
The conveyancer will do various searches on the property in order to find out who has the title and whether there are any issues such as easements or covenants over the land (eg. an electricity authority may have a right of way to access the property in order to maintain or repair equipment).
After the buyer signs the contract for sale there is a period of 5 days during which they can change their mind and only incur a small termination fee. This is usually 0.25% of the purchase price of the property.
"I believe that all property transactions need to be treated with the same level of care and attention to detail, no matter how large or small they may be."
- Clayton Davis