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Jansen Walsh and Grace

 

    


Conveyancing is the process of buying and selling property.

Our firm has 35 years’ experience, first as Jansen Walsh & Associates, and during the last 30 years as Jansen Walsh & Grace.  We have helped many families to buy and sell their first homes.  Our firm has been the longest in Wantirna, Wantirna South and Studfield.

We deal with:

  • Houses;
  • Units, apartments and town houses;
  • Farms and other rural properties;
  • “Off the plan” purchases;
  • Retirement villages.
   
We know that selling and buying your home can be a very anxious and stressful experience.

We provide personalised service with up to date property advice for both residential and commercial property.

We understand that for most individuals the buying and selling of real estate is one of the biggest financial commitments they can ever make.

Our aim is therefore to ensure that all clients are at ease and confidant throughout the transaction.

 

 

 

 

Special Offers
  • Advice on your Contract of Sale before you purchase. Others charge $225 and up to $275.
    This is a free service

  • Preparing your Vendor Statement: free (conditions apply).

 

 Storing your Certificate of Title

We provide a free custodial service. You can store your Certificate of Title in our fire-proof facility, where
it will be safe.

 


Recent news
This year (2016) is a revaluation year, which, if you are not using the property as your principal place of residence, may result in you receiving a land tax assessment for the first time in 2017.  
 

 

 

Since 9 November, you are not be able to buy and sell real property in Victoria without verification of your identity.

This requires a client authorisation and an identity agent certificate.

We charge $25 if we don't know you.  Australia Post charges $37.

It is the first step in the process of abolishing paper titles.  As we were one of the first law firms in Melbourne to become a PEXA subscriber and we have conducted electronic settlements, we can guide you through the process. 

 
 PEXA Subscriber
We are a PEXA subscriber.  That means we are authorised to effect electronic settlements.  If we undertake your sales as PEXA transactions, then you should receive your funds sooner rather than having to wait for at least 3 days for your funds to clear.  There is an extra expense in doing so, but we absorb that expense.
     

 

 

 






Latest news 

The federal government has announced that it will not implement the recommendation by the Financial System Inquiry (chaired by David Murray) to prohibit limited recourse borrowing arrangements by SMSF superannuation funds.

Small businesses, like consumers, are vulnerable to unfair terms in standard form contracts as they are often offered contracts on a ’take it or leave it‘ basis and lack the resources to understand and negotiate contract terms.

The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015, if enacted, will amend the ASIC Act and the Australian Consumer Law to extend the unfair contract term protections currently available to consumers to cover those businesses with fewer than 20 employees where the contract price does not exceed $100,000, or $250,000 if its duration is more than 12 months.

It will allow unfair contract terms to be declared void or for the contract to continue to bind the parties if it can operate without the unfair term.


Property investment lending just got tighter!  APRA has issued a directive to the banks which requires them to tighten up the lending criteria for property investors.  This includes a stricter assessment for the borrower's income and increasing the amount the borrower must contribute to the purchase.  As a result, Westpac requires borrowers to contribute 20% of the purchase price.  The other banks have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, similar measures for lending for property investment. 

Property investment lending just got tighter!  APRA has issued a directive to the banks which requires them to tighten up the lending criteria for property investors.  This includes a stricter assessment for the borrower's income and increasing the amount the borrower must contribute to the purchase. As a result of the directive from APRA, lenders are now tightening up their lending to investors to meet APRA’s requirements that annual investor lending growth be no more than 10%.


Furthermore, we are finding that many valuations for investment properties are coming in at 10% to 15% lower than purchase prices or because of the new APRA directive to lenders.

As a result, Westpac requires borrowers to contribute 20% of the purchase price.  The other banks have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, similar measures for lending for property investment.  However, one lender based in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is offering lending for property investments in Australia, including Melbourne, without the investor having to fund any of the purchase price.   However, one lender based in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is offering lending for property investments in Australia, including Melbourne, without the investor having to fund any of the purchase price.  

From Monday, 9 November, you will not be able to buy and sell real property in Victoria without verification of your identity.  This requires a client authorisation and an identity agent certificate.  This is the first step in the process of abolishing paper titles.  As Jansen Walsh & Grace was one of the first law firms in Melbourne to become a PEXA subscriber and has conducted electronic settlements, we can guide you through the process. 

Latest news 

The federal government has announced that it will not implement the recommendation by the Financial System Inquiry (chaired by David Murray) to prohibit limited recourse borrowing arrangements by SMSF superannuation funds.

Small businesses, like consumers, are vulnerable to unfair terms in standard form contracts as they are often offered contracts on a ’take it or leave it‘ basis and lack the resources to understand and negotiate contract terms.

The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015, if enacted, will amend the ASIC Act and the Australian Consumer Law to extend the unfair contract term protections currently available to consumers to cover those businesses with fewer than 20 employees where the contract price does not exceed $100,000, or $250,000 if its duration is more than 12 months.

It will allow unfair contract terms to be declared void or for the contract to continue to bind the parties if it can operate without the unfair term.


Property investment lending just got tighter!  APRA has issued a directive to the banks which requires them to tighten up the lending criteria for property investors.  This includes a stricter assessment for the borrower's income and increasing the amount the borrower must contribute to the purchase.  As a result, Westpac requires borrowers to contribute 20% of the purchase price.  The other banks have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, similar measures for lending for property investment. 

Property investment lending just got tighter!  APRA has issued a directive to the banks which requires them to tighten up the lending criteria for property investors.  This includes a stricter assessment for the borrower's income and increasing the amount the borrower must contribute to the purchase. As a result of the directive from APRA, lenders are now tightening up their lending to investors to meet APRA’s requirements that annual investor lending growth be no more than 10%.


Furthermore, we are finding that many valuations for investment properties are coming in at 10% to 15% lower than purchase prices or because of the new APRA directive to lenders.

As a result, Westpac requires borrowers to contribute 20% of the purchase price.  The other banks have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, similar measures for lending for property investment.  However, one lender based in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is offering lending for property investments in Australia, including Melbourne, without the investor having to fund any of the purchase price.   However, one lender based in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is offering lending for property investments in Australia, including Melbourne, without the investor having to fund any of the purchase price.  

From Monday, 9 November, you will not be able to buy and sell real property in Victoria without verification of your identity.  This requires a client authorisation and an identity agent certificate.  This is the first step in the process of abolishing paper titles.  As Jansen Walsh & Grace was one of the first law firms in Melbourne to become a PEXA subscriber and has conducted electronic settlements, we can guide you through the process.