Residential Sale


incl GST

  • Fixed Price
  • Relevant disbursements included. No extra charges.
  • Pay nothing up front.

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Residential Purchase


incl GST

  • Fixed Price + Disbursements at Cost
  • Disbursements are primarily made up of property searches. Minimum searches cost around $300-400 depending on the location of the property.

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Questions & Answers

ROCHE Legal is about quality at an affordable and reasonable fixed price so that you get what you paid for and have peace of mind.

Are there any other costs to be aware of?

Search Costs

Searches are more relevant to a purchase rather than a sale. The price depends on the type of property you are buying and where it is located. This is because there are added costs for body corporate searches which aren’t relevant to houses, for example. In addition, the location impacts the the electricity and water entities which service the property which have different fees. Further, there may be some searches that are more worthwhile doing than others for full peace of mind, such as a main roads search in an area known to be undergoing significant redevelopment compared to an established neighbourhood home. Sometimes contracts are written in a way that renders undertaking some searches irrelevant.

At ROCHE Legal, we will review your contract and provide you with a list of all possible searches that can be undertaken and why you might wish to consider undertaking them. We also provide a list of recommended searches to undertake at a minimum. It would be wise to allow no less than $250 for a home purchase and $350 for an apartment purchase. These expenses are charged at cost ande not marked up by us.

Stamp Duty and Transfer Duty

When purchasing a new house you may be liable to pay Stamp Duty to the Office of State Revenue and if you are purchasing with cash Transfer Duty to the Queensland Titles Office. If you are purchasing through a lender, the lender will pay the Transfer Duty and pass this cost along to you as part of your loan agreement (note: Stamp Duty is separate to this).

Please see the links below for a stamp duty calculator or use our quote calculator to determine this automatically for you.

If you are selling your house, you may wish to consider your possible capital gain tax obligations. Please call our office to discuss this in confidence.

What makes us different?

  • Our conveyancing process is carried out by experienced lawyers, not paralegals, agents or clerks
  • We don’t cut corners
  • We know property, having solicitors employed who are also registered property valuers and members of Australia’s leading property institute
  • We are available 7 days a week and after hours

When & how do I pay?

  • If you are buying: Upon receipt of the contract of sale, we will request that you deposit the full funds as agreed into our Trust Account. We ask this to cover the property search expenses we will incur on your behalf leading up to settlement.
  • If you are selling: Pay nothing up front. Our professional fees and expenses will be deducted from the sale proceeds at settlement.

Payments can be made by cash, online direct deposit (EFT), or cheque. Alternatively, you can pay by credit card in person or over the phone or request a PayPal invoice to pay online.

Useful Links

Our quote generator is fully comprehensive and includes stamp duty and other government fees, but the following links will help you determine added costs of your new purchase no matter which conveyancer you use:

Outside of Queensland?
Try our National Stamp Duty Calculator