Buying real estate is exciting, but it can be a serious undertaking that comes along with risks. Title insurance can protect you from unknown risks that threaten your right of occupancy and use of your land. Our extensive experience in title insurance allows us to provide solution focused advice and representation to resolve problems arising from council notices and regulations.
"Hawkes did a great job with assisting us with the purchase of our home. Friendly, professional & responded to any questions we had in a timely manner. We will definitely be using them again in the future."
Title and property issues
Despite the Torrens title system operating in each state and territories in Australia, title issues do occur. These include registration gaps, caveats, qualified titles and fraud. You will benefit from our expertise in dealing with such matters.
When you’re doing a property transaction, it's important to know if there is anything that could save you a lot of time or money.
Drafting a Contract
Every real estate transaction requires a written contract. We can draft a contract for you so that nothing gets in your way.
Checking for Debt
Any unpaid bills connected to the home will be transferred to the new owner We make sure any remaining debt is paid.
Settling on Time
You don’t want to be left waiting weeks for your money, or worse, the sale could fail. We make sure you settle on time.
I've used Lauren and her team for 3 property deals now. They have been fantastic - amazing communication and efficiency, and always going above and beyond for customer service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Frequently asked questions
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What is title insurance and why do I need it?
Title insurance protects lenders and buyers of real estate from financial losses due to defects in titles to properties. The most common claims against a title are back tax liabilities, liens, and competing wills.
What is covered under title insurance?
Title insurance provides coverage for a wide range of property ownership risks, including illegal building works, incorrect boundaries and other issues.
When should you buy title insurance?
As soon as the property becomes yours, you should consider insuring against any risks that may arise. You should think of it this way: If everything that can go wrong with your property goes wrong one minute after settlement, you'll want to be sure you have coverage in place!
Does Title Insurance cover pest and building inspections?
No. Pest and building reports are part of the conveyancing process. They are not a substitute for undertaking the pest and building inspection before you order title insurance. However, they can help you identify unapproved building work. It’s essential to disclose any unapproved work identified in the pest and build report when ordering title insurance if you want to avoid paying extra costs.
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We are here to help and are more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have about our services or conveyancing in general, so please feel free to contact us.