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$1,520 plus GST and disbursements

Our fixed price* covers:

  • checking a contract ready for signature prepared by a solicitor or real estate agent (using standard Law Society wording) and providing our pro forma written advice and wording for any standard extra clauses that we recommend;
  • providing a financier with copies of the Contract, Transfer and Priority Notice;
  • undertaking standard conveyancing enquiries, searches and requisitions and providing routine reports;
  • obtaining a GST Clearance Certificate if required;
  • checking vendor figures, obtaining undertakings, preparing Settlement Statement and attending settlement; and
  • completing, stamping and registering the Transfer (when not being undertaken by a financier).


The usual disbursements when buying a property are $492.43 plus GST which includes:

  • one Title Search;
  • a Rates Search;
  • a Land Tax Search;
  • a Council Section 337 Certificate;
  • a TasWater search;
  • a TasNetworks Wayleaves Search
  • a bank cheque fee; and 
  • the lodgment of a Priority Notice. 

If the property is comprised in more than one Certificate of Title or there is a Schedule of Easements, Agreement or other registration on the Title there will be additional disbursements to search those items. There will also be further disbursements incurred if the mandatory verification of purchaser identity is completed remotely.

Stamp Duty and Transfer Registration

To register the Transfer with the Land Titles Office, a registration fee of $244.97 will be payable together with Stamp Duty which can be calculated here

*Terms and conditions apply

Note that fees quoted on this page are a guide only and can change in response to market conditions. In accordance with the Legal Profession Act 2007, an estimate of actual costs in a given matter will be provided upon receipt of instructions.

Finlay & Watchorn

On 8 July 1880, the law firm of Finlay & Watchorn was founded by William Alexander Finlay and Arthur Denison Watchorn in a modest 2-storey Victorian Building at 32 Murray Street, Hobart. In the early 1980s the firm opened an office at Kingston in the rapidly expanding municipality of Kingborough and since 2010 the firm has been wholly based in Kingston.

Online or In Person

Our office is in Kingston, but you do not need to come to Kingston to instruct us. We regularly meet with clients online by Zoom or Microsoft Teams and can arrange home or hospital visits where necessary. If you do wish to visit, we have free client parking immediately behind our premises.