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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.