If you are buying or selling real estate you will need a settlement agent or a property lawyer to complete your contract. Either will get the job done.
But only a lawyer can offer you professional legal advice if issues arise. Even in straightforward dealings, issues can arise. For example, see our blog posts on unlawful buildings, penalties for late settlement, early possession and switching buyers before settlement.
And only a lawyer is professionally qualified to draft any necessary contract variations or Notices you may need to give the other party.
Standard real estate contracts in Western Australia are a two-page Offer & Acceptance and the 21-page General Conditions for the Sale of Land. You need to understand both – or at least have access to a professional who does.
Choose us for our price, love us for our service, and rest easy that professional legal support is at hand.
Thank you for a very efficient service, much cheaper than we expected.
Excellent service from start to finish. No fuss, no complications through each step of the process. Was always up to date with the progress and provided with precise details to all my queries.
I was very happy with the service provided by Thomas. Emailed questions were answered promptly, money from the settlement appeared in my account the day of settlement and the settlement statement was also available that day. I recently had settlements on two properties and the service provided by Flat Rate was far superior to that of the other settlement agency.
I have used your company a number of times for myself and also my adult children. I recommend you to my friends when asked who do I use – you are very professional and thorough.
My settlement had to be completed in 21 days or sooner. Tom confidently said no worries and everything was ready ahead of the settlement date. I am a first home buyer and phoned many times asking questions which were happily answered.
Timely and professional services. Thank you Sara & Thomas.
Helpful and timely, very happy with attention to detail and settlement on time, good job.
My husband and I have had very good service from Flat Rate Settlements over a period of years for drawing up our wills and settling two properties. We would recommend them to friends and family.
Fabulous service, easy and cost effective. I would have no hesitation in recommending Flat Rate Settlements and intend to use them for any future house purchases.
I was very pleased with the service provided by Sarah Thornton regarding our property settlement, she explained everything beforehand and guided us through the process very easily. I would not hesitate to recommend Flat Rate Settlements to anyone who was about to go through the same thing, indeed she was recommended to me from a friend who had used her as well.
Laura was easy to deal with and very thorough. I will recommend Flat Rate Settlements to others. Thank you.
Everything went smoothly and Laura sent updates all the time. As we live in the country it was all done via email and we were able to do our Identify Verification at the local Post Office.
Excellent services provided by Ms. Laura Gaunt!
Excellent service Sara was so nice to deal with an made everything so easy I’d recommend flat rate settlements to anyone
We have found Flat Rate Settlements very professional, and they couldn’t be easier to deal with.
Thank you for your excellent service!
Excellent service. Very professional.
I’ve used Flat Rate Settlements twice – and both times they’ve been excellent. Quick response time to any email/ message , clear instructions or information , efficient and professional at all times – just can’t fault them!
It was very convenient to be able to deal with all Estate matters with the same team. Cost was fair and reasonable and advice provided along the way made the whole process much easier to deal with. Thank you for 5 star service.
We were very happy with the service Flat Rate Settlements offered. Everything was completed in a timely and efficient manner and they really looked after us. Thank you again.
Sara Thornton was very good. A difficult sale due to the buyers. Reassured me and kept me up to date with everything. The second time using her now and would do it again.
Professional, efficient service from start to finish through to settlement with very reasonable rates. You are in safe hands, we have used their services twice and each time they were excellent.
Flat Rate Settlement and their staff were very competent and professional in all respects. I recommend them for any property settlement.
A very professional and affordable service! Thanks to Laura for all her hard work.
Good communication and proactive attitude. Really efficient throughout and responsive to questions when asked. Very happy with the service provided and would recommend.
Easy, straight forward transaction. Would recommend to others.
Highly recommend Flat Rate Settlements. Very easy to deal with, professional, and very efficient.
When we started the settlement process it seemed a daunting task. With the help of your staff it was easy and stress free. We were guided every step of the way and would recommend your services to our friends.
This is the fourth time we have used Flat Rate and consider their employees to be very knowledgeable and provide excellent customer service. We would not hesitate to use them again and would certainly recommend their services to others.
James Flexman was an absolute pleasure to deal with on all occasions. He kept us well informed, quickly responded to any anomalies that occurred and did a thoroughly awesome job with all aspects of settlement requirements. Thanks again James, couldn’t have been more satisfied!!!
Flat Rate settlements provided an outstanding level of service in what was a very challenging housing settlement.
Sara and Laura were terrific in keeping us up to date with what was happening, and always gave us the right advice.
Their professionalism was exceptional, they were attentive to our concerns and thorough in their explanations.
Thank you for all your efforts.
Telephone us on (08) 9220 4430 (seven days) and we’ll email your personalised quote showing our settlement fees and disbursements.
Alternatively, you may download your instant, personalised quote from our web site at any time.
We’re confident you won’t find a better deal, but prove us wrong and we’ll beat any competitor’s genuine quote. Please send a copy of the competitor’s quote to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll immediately contact the real estate agent by email (cc you) to let them know you’ve appointed us and ask them for a copy of your contract. Once we receive the contract, we’ll contact you again.
You may write “Flat Rate Settlements 92204430” in the panel provided at the foot of the Offer and Acceptance Contract form, but this is not essential.
One of our bright and highly trained legal executives will manage your settlement from start to finish. We will give you their name, direct line telephone number and email shortly.
Rest assured that we will contact you in good time and ask you to attend to matters, such as signing documents, requiring your attention.
Contact your file manager at any time if you have queries about your settlement.
Our bright and highly trained legal executives will anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations.
Our plain-English guide helps property buyers to be well prepared, make good decisions and avoid expensive mistakes.
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The settlement industry is very competitive and you can save money by shopping around. Some lawyers charge less than settlement agents.
When you find a property that you want to buy, the seller’s agent will invite you to make a written offer. Agents usually write up offers based on your instructions to them, but if you are contemplating changes to the standard contract provisions we strongly recommend you engage a lawyer to draft the contract.