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


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. Lucy supervises the firm’s Wills, probate, estate……
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……
Legal Executive
Mandy works in our Flat Rate Settlements department, assisting clients with real estate conveyancing.  Mandy’s keen eye for detail and an ability to keep calm under pressure has provided invaluable assistance to ensure successful and efficient settlements. Mandy joined……


What our clients say

Having used Flat Rate Settlements on 2 occasions in the past 3 months both engagements have been 5 star. Professional, informative and responsive to all queries is what made us go back the 2nd time and I will be sure they are first point of call in the future for further purchases or selling and if required legal advice. Highly recommend! Thank you to Laura and Chris.
Mr King
April 27, 2022
Thank you Laura for your professional services in settling the purchase of our “off the plan” parcel of residential land. I recommend Flat Rate Settlements. We chose you because we wanted to have seamless legal assistance should the process not go as planned. And we are thankful we did, because it ended up being a drawn out process that gave us cause for concern. Your communication and and professional advice eased our concerns. What’s more, your service was no more expensive than the many other Settlement Agents in Perth. I would use this service even for what might seem a straight forward settlement. The advantage is that should issues arise with the settlement, you have direct access to in house property lawyers, unlike the majority of settlement agents. It’s peace of mind at the right price. Thank you team.
Mr Pethick
April 1, 2022
For what appeared to be a seriously complex and intensive settlement, that had a total of 4 independent homes involved in the chain (2 of which were managed for me by Flat Rate Settlements), the company yet again made it turn out to be a totally fuss-free event for me. The end result was what mattered to me the most, which in effect was an accurate settlement transaction in which I sold one home to buy another. Mandy Truong from the firm, handled my settlement and she made it effortless for me, attending to every aspect of the transaction on time and super accurately. I have bought and sold homes on other occasions with the assistance of Flat Rate Settlements and I would be very comfortable in recommending them to anyone embarking on a real estate venture.
Mr Drew
March 31, 2022
Michael – Thank you very much for your help on this one. Really appreciate your efforts.
Mr D
March 8, 2022
Enjoyed our meeting today, many thanks Michael.
Ms King
February 23, 2022
We highly recommend Flat Rate Settlements. Chris was professional, efficient, and organised. He made us feel at ease with the sale of our home. This is the 5th time we have used Flat Rate Settlements and we will again in the future.
Ms Gaspar
January 13, 2022

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