Buying Your First Home: A Step-by-Step Guide to Property Conveyancing

If you are buying a home for the first time, one of your fears is likely whether the deal will go right. To protect yourself, you require a conveyancer. A conveyancer is a person that represents people buying or selling real estate. Where will you find a conveyancer? You can seek a referral from a friend or relative who has used property conveyancing services before. You can also look for conveyancers with positive reviews online.

Why a Good-Faith Deposit Might Not Work

Gazumped—this is certainly a strange word that may have its origin in Yiddish and is not often used in everyday parlance. However, it is something that a would-be home buyer needs to avoid at all costs if they are going to secure the home of their dreams. If you're itching to get your hands on just such a property, you may think that you are 'safe' and can never be gazumped, as you've already put a deposit down in good faith.

When Should You Contest a Will?

When a person's will is read, it's not unusual for some persons to be very disappointed with what it contains, but this doesn't mean they necessarily have legal grounds to have that will changed by the courts. On the other hand, a will isn't always the final say over how an estate or property will be passed on to others, as it can be contested in a court of law. While only an attorney can tell you if you have legal grounds to contest a certain will, note a few times when you might want to at least consult with an attorney about a will in question: