Buying, selling, leasing or developing property? We can help with your conveyancing and property law needs.

Whether you’re buying, selling, leasing or developing property, our experienced team at Hawkes Lawyers can provide tailored expert advice. We’re efficient at managing property and conveyancing so you can be confident the process will be streamlined, smooth and stress-free.

We have legal expertise in all aspects of property transactions and are with you every step of the way, from pre-contract advice to settlement.

  • Residential Conveyancing – house, land, units and more
  • Commercial Conveyancing – business, industrial, sheds and more
  • Off the Plan Conveyancing – vacant land, units, commercial and more
  • Development – subdivision, community title schemes
  • Leasing – commercial, retail and rural
  • Retirement Villages, over-50’s communities and relocatable homes
  • Management rights & Body Corporate

What are our fixed fees?

Our fixed fees are as follows:

  • Standard residential purchase: $1,100.00 (inc GST)
  • Standard residential sale: $990.00 (inc GST)
  • Off the Plan purchase: by negotiation (depending on complexity of matter)
  • Family Law Transfers: $1,100.00 – $1,650.00 (depending on complexity of matter)
If you are purchasing and searches are required to be ordered, you should allow approximately $400.00 – $700.00 for searches. 

Choosing a conveyancer or a solicitor?

When transferring ownership of a property, experts handle all the legal aspects for you. Good solicitors will regularly keep you updated in the process. Solicitors have detailed knowledge in property law but can also advise on general law such as tax implications or how a sale can affect a family law matter. The difference in experience and knowledge between a conveyancer and a solicitor commonly creates a price difference. People hire a conveyancer over a solicitor because it can be a cheaper option, but  should note that in order to make a profit, conveyancers have to take on more clients (meaning that you may not get the same level of service, knowledge and expertise).

Your solicitor (or conveyancer) is an important part of the purchase or sale of your property, so remember, cheapest isn’t necessarily best.

What do we offer?

At Hawkes Lawyers, we are proud to offer:

  • Fixed fees – our conveyancing fees are fixed, so you can relax knowing that you won’t be charged for every phone call, extension request or meeting. What we quote is what you will pay, as we know there is nothing worse than a lack of transparency in a lawyer/client relationship.
  • Online options available – while we love meeting with conveyancing clients at our Buderim office, we understand life can be busy. If you are unable to make it in, we can complete conveyancing ID and form requirements electronically.
  • Regular contact – we keep you updated on your matter, every step of the way. We make sure you are informed of the important parts of the process while we take care of the stress, so you can focus on moving!
  • Convenient office location – we love meeting with our clients to walk them through the process and ensure all their questions are answered. If you choose Hawkes Lawyers for your conveyancing, you won’t be left dealing with an automated answering machine or an email signature from out of state – you get real people who deliver real results.
  • Our conveyancing team is a mix of dedicated and experienced paralegals and solicitors, overseen by Adrian Hawkes and his extensive knowledge of the property industry. You can be sure you’ve got the right team on your side

Electronic Settlements (Property Exchange Australia)

On 20 February 2023, electronic conveyancing (eCoveyancing) became mandatory in Queensland. Gone are the days of physically signing transfers, handing over cheques and driving around town for paper settlements!

If you are buying or selling a property, we will settle the matter electronically through PEXA (Property Exchange Australia). The Hawkes Lawyers team have been using PEXA to complete conveyancing transactions since 2019 and welcome the mandate for the convenience, security and flexibility it affords to our clients.

For FY23/24, PEXA’s fee for completing a conveyancing transaction is $132.66 (payable at settlement).

If you have any questions about what the eConveyancing mandate means for you and your sale/purchase, please reach out to our friendly conveyancing team so we can assist you.

Our professional fees for a standard purchase are $990.00 (plus search fees) and $880.00 for sales.