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.
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.
Did an excellent job & explained everything clearly.
Seamless, hassle-free, efficient, friendly, competent service. Would not hesitate to recommend this company. A pleasure to deal with.
I found the service of this company to be excellent – prompt, efficient and helpful.
Service was excellent and at relatively low cost. Settlement went smoothly. Will recommend your service to others.
Ever since engaging Flat Rate settlements we have had a trouble-free journey throughout the whole settlement process. Right from day one Thomas White kept us up to date with the progress of our settlement. He has been extremely prompt with responses to all queries we had, and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Flat Rate settlements to anyone who needs a good, honest, super efficient and very reasonably priced Settlement agent. Keep up the good work Tom and your staff!!
Thanks Tom. We appreciate your great service. Our settlement flowed very easily and every question we had was answered quickly and clearly. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who needs a settlement agent.
The settlement was no fuss at all for me, I would recommend Flat Rate Settlements as the fee was very reasonable and Laura kept me informed throughout the settlement
Very efficient and an all round excellent service. The whole process went very smoothly from start to finish, and Sara was prompt in answering any queries we had. The final price was good value also.
Flat Rate Settlements is consistent in the provision of their high quality services for settlement, both from a buyer and seller viewpoint. How do I know? I have been both a seller and buyer myself on various occasions and I have always used Flat Rate Settlements because I know they will not let me down. My most recent settlement was as a seller, and as always, their communications were totally accurate and on time. It was easy to interpret making it easy to respond appropriately. Both Sara and Laura worked on this settlement and did an amazing job. Value for money? Definitely! Thanks to the team at FRS!
Super effective. I would recommend willingly.
You did very good job for us.
Our real estate agent recommended Flat Rate Settlements. Glad we chose to use their services. Laura Gaunt and her colleagues were extremely professional, helpful and polite with all their dealings with me. Settlement went smoothly.
After our initial contact we were confident that Flat Rate Settlements had the expertise to handle our property settlement. The whole process went smoothly thanks to the polite and professional staff. We were very happy with the service . Thanks Sara for a hassle free settlement.
Flat Rate Settlements were recommended to us by our Real Estate agent. We did get 2 other quotes but Flat Rate Settlements were by far the most competitive. Sara was a pleasure to work with and everything was very well presented and explained in simple terms. Our settlement went through with no issues and our final statement was exactly as quoted with no hidden extras. I would recommend Flat Rate Settlements to anyone who wants a stress free settlement at a very competitive price. Well done to Sara and the team.
Highly Recommended! Thank you very much for your excellent, professional and efficient service. Will definitely use again 🙂
Thanks very much for your diligence and thoroughly professional conduct, Thomas. You have been a pleasure to deal with.
Everything went smoothly at the time of settlement and Sara was prompt in answering any queries. The price was good value.
Professional service delivered with courtesy. A pleasant experience and well recommended.
Simple, effective and efficient. The Flat Rate services were transparent and easy. Thanks!
Don’t go anywhere else. Flat Rate Settlements are the absolute best! Efficient, professional and true to their contract in relation to fees. I was lucky enough to deal with Sara who kept me informed all the way via email and phone. We nearly had a hiccup due to a bank but Sara was able to circumvent this and was all over it. Really can’t go past Flat Rate, thank you so much! It was a pleasure.
Our settlement went without a hitch. Professional and efficient service. I would be happy to recommend Flat Rate Settlements to anyone.
Excellent. It was the first house I have sold and I was extremely happy with the way Sara handled the process.
[Client] and I extend our thanks to you [Sara] and other members of your team for the efficient way you dealt with the settlement of [our property].
Sara from FlatRate Settlements has done a great job. She facilitated a very quick settlement in only 3 weeks and made me very happy. FlatRate Settlements provided the cheapest service and communicated timely and well throughout the process. I would most certainly use them again and recommend to any seller or buyer of property. Thanks again for a great service!
It was a simple process, and made very easy.
I highly recommend Flat Rate Settlements to all people requiring the services of a settlement agent. They provide excellent service in a very professional manner at an extremely reasonable cost. They are second to none!
Laura Gaunt was our settlement agent through your company – she settled 2 properties for us that were sold and 1 that we bought. Throughout all our dealings Laura was knowledgeable, efficient, professional and courteous. We would recommend her to anyone.
Very easy and straightforward. Flat Rate Settlements was efficient with everything handled online and via email. Couldn’t fault their service and will definitely use again.
They were great, professional and kept me up to date. Thanks Laura
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.