Exterior photo, Raffah House, Oatlands Tasmania, built circa 1840

$1,410 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);
  • attending on you briefly in person or by telephone to confirm your individual requirements and provide our pro forma written advice and wording for any standard extra clauses;
  • attending to routine dealings with a single financier for discharge of any mortgage;
  • organising answers to requisitions administered by the purchaser;
  • obtaining land tax information, preparing settlement figures and providing any necessary undertakings;
  • preparing a Settlement Statement and attending settlement; and
  • paying net sale proceeds into a single bank account nominated by you.


The usual disbursements when selling a property are $114.52 plus GST which includes:

  • one Title Search;
  • a Rates Search; and
  • a Land Tax Search.

There will also be bank cheque fees (if required) and further disbursements incurred if the mandatory verification of vendor identity is completed remotely.

Mortgaged Properties

If a mortgage is currently registered on the Title, a Land Titles Office discharge registration fee of $198.22 will also be payable in addition to any bank discharge fees and associated bank cheque fees.

*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.