Free Pre-Purchase Consultations

If you’re a first-time buyer or have bought property before, contact us to arrange a free pre­purchase consultation. We’ll explain the process and discuss what to look out for so you can move forward with your purchase with confidence.

Would you like to talk to us about your conveyancing needs?

Why choose McKay Business Services ?

  • We offer a friendly professional service
  • We are experienced in all areas of conveyancing
  • We take the stress out of your property transaction
  • We will find solutions and offer great advice

Your Local Adelaide Conveyancing Specialists

Our mission is to provide a professional quality service that keeps our clients best interests at heart through a range of conveyancing services.

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What is a Conveyancer?

A conveyancer (or landbroker as they were known as up until 1994) is engaged to assist in the sale and purchase process and will provide independent advice. It is always a good idea to talk to a conveyancer before you sign a contract or commit to buying or selling. Your conveyancer will ensure you understand your rights and obligations and are fully aware of all likely fees and charges – nobody likes surprises, especially when you’ve finally found your dream home.

Why do I need a Conveyancer?

A conveyancer is your representative when dealing with the banks, the agents and the other party’s conveyancer. It is a conveyancer’s job to calculate the adjustments of rates and taxes, prepare legal documents and attend settlement on your behalf.

It is a conveyancer’s job to ensure that the process from signing a contract all the way through to settlement is as seamless as possible.


  • Do they know other professionals that you may need to assist you in the process?
  • Do they have knowledge in all areas of conveyancing?
  • Do they provide a personal service and keep you informed at all times throughout the settlement process?

Can I choose my own Conveyancer?

Yes, in fact we recommend that you do so, as then that way you will get your own independent advice. It is not cheaper to use the the same conveyancer as the other party.

When choosing your conveyancer things to consider:

  • Are they a member of the AIC (Australian Institute of Conveyancers)
  • Are they up front with all of the fees they will be charging?

What is a (CPC) Certified Practising Conveyancer (CPC)?

Members of Australian Institute of Conveyancers South Australia (AICSA) maintain professional development to achieve the accreditation of Certified Practicing Conveyancer (CPC). This is a sign of excellence and professionalism and shows that conveyancers strive to grow and develop their knowledge by attending professional development courses each year.

Registered Conveyancers in South Australia who complete the criteria may use the post nominal CPC after their name and will receive a certificate annually

Questions I should be asking my Conveyancer?

When first engaging with your conveyancer you may or may not know what you need to be aware of throughout the process. Here are some types of questions that you can ask your conveyancer to help you be better informed about your settlement.

  • What type of documentation do I need to bring in?
  • Are they checking the Form 1 in the cooling off?
  • Are they undertaking the appropriate statutory searches – some conveyancers don’t do this and this is why they are cheap
  • Are they available to speak to me at all times?
  • Is my settlement a priority?
  • Should I call my conveyancer to tell them im going away on holiday?

When purchasing a property consider these questions:

  • Can you check over my contract before I sign
  • Can you check my form 1 in the cooling off?
  • When should I take out insurance?

For the sale of your property consider:

  • When can I cancel my insurance?
  • What do I do with my keys?
  • How long does the bank take to discharge my mortgage?
  • What do I do if I get a bill before settlement? (ie SA Water, rates notice, ESL or Land Tax)

some of these questions are rarely asked but they are very important both for you and your conveyancer

How can we help?

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