Don't let complex procedures and paperwork inconvenience you or sap your enthusiasm for buying or selling property. Our conveyancers can assist you with a smooth exchange.


I cannot thank you enough for your professional and empathetic approach making it as smooth and seamless as possible during the mediation. While this has been one of the most daunting experiences, one I never wish to go through again, I feel the end is near and the future for myself and the boys looks all the more stable and healthier thanks to all of you! You have all dealt with my ups and downs during the process and the level of detail, care and kindness from you all is appreciated more than I can express.

Family Law Client

You have given me the chance of a fresh start that I didn’t think I’d ever have again to be honest. You literally changed my life and I’ll never be able to thank you enough. Just wanted to let you know how much I sincerely appreciate all your help and hard work.

Compensation Client

The team at Chamberlains made buying a property extremely easy, I never once experienced the stress people talk about during the exchange/settlement periods of their property. Definitely recommend!

Conveyancing Client

The debt recovery team went above and beyond when our business was owed money. Would use again for sure!

Insurance Client

We picked the most highly specialised and talented lawyers.

Our great conveyancing team helps you navigate the technicalities of buying and selling property by making the formalities bearable, and saving you time and money.

Diligent, responsive, and deeply experienced, we are process experts who strive to get you the best outcome whether you are buying or selling a home or investment property, subdividing, or considering a retirement lifestyle.

With thousands of successful Canberra region residential and commercial property transactions behind us, we’re adept at navigating the maelstrom of paperwork, inspections, finances, adjustments, negotiations and taxes, and ferrying you calmly and safely to the other side.


Process - what happens next?

Quote and initial briefing

We will brief you about the process and provide you with a quote.


The buyer hands a signed contract and deposit in return for receiving a contract signed by the seller.


On settlement the buyer pays the balance of the purchase price and becomes the legal owner of the property.


Buying a property

Buying a property often coincides with some of the busier and more stressful periods of your life, so you don’t want the added pressure of dealing with complex rules, unexpected costs, or unanticipated problems related to your purchase.

At Chamberlains, our conveyancing team clarifies, organises and streamlines everything to keep your transaction as hassle free as possible.

We can even help you access any concessions or grants to which you may be entitled.

We handle hundreds of purchases annually and provide the experienced support you need to ensure a smooth, pain-free transaction.

Selling a property

There are a number of steps and hurdles in a property sale, from signing the contract of sale and answering requisitions on title to arranging mortgage discharge and settlement.

If all parties involved have completed their stage quickly and accurately, it should be a simple and straightforward process. Often it’s not.

The Chamberlains conveyancing team can handle the banks, the buyer, your agent and any pitfalls associated with misunderstandings or potential contract breaches to expedite exchange and allow you to simply enjoy being handed the money at the end of the day.


Buying into, or selling out of, a retirement village is a unique process governed by specific laws and is not always just a bricks and mortar transaction.

Our conveyancing experts know the ins and outs of the local and national rules and can highlight the costs, and your rights and responsibilities, allowing you to make an informed decision about any purchase or sale.

We can also act on your behalf as you go forward to secure your rights, help crunch the numbers and ensure there are no surprises later.

Our team’s reassuring, personal approach will help minimise uncertainty and keep you in safe hands as you make a lifestyle change.

  • What is a conveyance?

    A conveyance is the legal transfer of title from one person to another.

  • I negotiated a 5% deposit. Why does the contract state 10%?

    This is, by far, the most common question. It is common practice for the deposit to remain at 10% of the purchase price, but the seller agrees to accept only 5% at the exchange, with the remainder payable on settlement. If the buyer defaults or does not proceed with the purchase, they are still liable for the full 10% deposit. The contract is drafted to reflect this.

  • I have made an offer. When do I pay the deposit?

    You can pay the deposit at any time before exchange. The deposit is fully refundable until there has been a formal exchange of contracts.

  • Do I need to attend the exchange or settlement?

    No, we attend to these on your behalf.

Contact us.

P +61 2 9264 9111