About

The settlement agent you've been looking for.

Buying or selling your house is one of the most important transactions in life. You need a settlement agent you can trust. We’re leaders in delivering settlement services in WA.  

With your settlement in safe hands you can focus on other things… such as packing boxes and drinking a toast to your successful sale or purchase.

Our service guarantee

Choose us for price, love us for service.

When you work with us, you’re supported by our experienced team throughout the entire process. From contract through to completion, we make it easy for you.

When it comes to conveyancing, we don’t take shortcuts. We have developed seamless processes to provide the high-quality service we’re known for.

Flat Rate Settlements is a service of lawyers Birman & Ride. Our mission is to serve the community by making quality legal services accessible.

As our client, you will benefit from the many solutions we provide for everyday needs and challenges in your personal and business life. You will enjoy our flexible, fixed price and innovative service delivery options, including our on-the-spot services. 

As lawyers we can offer you so much more than a settlement agent. Perhaps it’s time to review your Will or consider our other fixed price services at the same time.

Michael Hodgkins

Director

Meet our team

We’re a law firm with more than 30 years’ experience in property law. As lawyers we can offer you so much more than a settlement agent. If there’s a problem with your settlement, it’s good to know that we, your settlement lawyers, can advise you of your rights and tackle the difficulty on the spot.

Legal Practitioner Director
Michael has been practising law in Western Australia since 1997 and is an experienced lawyer in property law, family law and succession law. Michael has a strong base of knowledge and experience from assisting hundreds of clients in these……
Legal Practitioner Director
Lucy is a talented lawyer, business administrator and manager who leads the development of the firm’s consumer legal services, bringing together people, technology and processes to design and deliver innovative legal services. In the legal sphere, Lucy supervises the……
Settlements team leader
Laura’s dedication to the craft of real estate settlements, combined with her innate administrative and analytical talents, has seen her rise quickly to the ranks of an experienced and highly respected property conveyancer in Western Australia. Laura’s many clients……
Administration Manager
Chris joined the team in 2020 bringing with him an extensive background in business administration, customer service and systems administration. As well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office, Chris provides support to the different business units and……
Accountant and analyst
Hayes is an enterprising and technically skilled accountant and financial analyst. He joined the Birman & Ride team in 2019. Hayes brings many years’ experience in these roles across the professional services, agriculture, engineering and telecommunications industries. Hayes describes……

Testimonials

What our clients say

After having spent the last 36 years in the property industry, I feel qualified to describe your Laura Gaunt as the marquee player of the Perth conveyancing scene. Nothing is too much trouble for Laura. All our files are dealt with in an efficient and no-fuss manner.
Mr Tyler
August 25, 2021
Thanks Laura. You went above and beyond, making the experience of selling and buying so much easier.
Ms Dixon
May 6, 2021
Great people to deal with and friendly staff.
Mr Dixon
April 26, 2021
My husband and I were extremely happy with the service we were given by Flat Rate Settlements. Natalie was very professional and efficient in her communications with us and we were kept updated throughout the whole settlement process. All the staff we spoke to were very friendly and informative. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Ms Boonman
April 23, 2021
Once again we are extremely happy with Flat Rate Settlements. They keep you informed throughout the whole process and make settlement stress free. Also they are very reasonable with fees. Highly recommended.
Ms Redmond
April 21, 2021
I have used FRS a number of times in recent years. They have been consistently outstanding. The attention to detail is brilliant and their constant communication leaves you in no doubt where the settlement is in process. Natalie Warner was excellent. Her timeliness and helpfulness could not be faulted. Highly recommended.
Mr Frewer
April 8, 2021

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