FAQs Queries Answered Welcome to Clearfocus Legal's Frequently Asked Questions page, where we provide answers to common queries and concerns related to our services. Whether you are buying a residential property, seeking legal advice for your business, or need notarisation services, we can provide the necessary expertise and support. These FAQs are designed to provide you with general information and insights into our legal services. Please note that the information provided is not a substitute for professional advice and may not apply to your specific circumstances. For personalised assistance, please get in touch with us directly. Residential Property Buying How long does the residential property buying process typically take? The duration of the process can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the transaction and the parties involved. On average, it takes around 6 - 8 weeks to complete a residential property purchase. What are the costs involved in buying a residential property? The costs involved in buying a residential property include solicitor fees, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), land registration fees and other outlays. Contact us so we can provide you with transparent fee quote so you know the costs upfront. Can Clearfocus Legal assist with arranging surveys for the property? Yes, we can help you arrange surveys for the property. Surveys are important to identify any potential issues or defects that may affect the property's value or your decision to proceed with the purchase. What is conveyancing, and why is it necessary in the property buying process? Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property ownership from the seller to the buyer. It involves various tasks, including property searches, title checks, contract review, and handling finances. It is necessary to ensure a smooth and legally valid transaction. How can I ensure that the property's title is clear and free from any legal issues? Clearfocus Legal will conduct comprehensive searches and investigations to establish that the title is clear and free from any legal issues, such as restrictions or third-party rights. We will provide you with a thorough report on the property's title. Do I need to involve a solicitor for the purchase of a residential property? It is highly recommended to involve a solicitor when buying a residential property. A solicitor will handle all legal aspects, protect your interests, and ensure compliance with all necessary regulations and requirements. Can Clearfocus Legal assist with re-mortgaging a residential property? Yes, we can provide assistance with re-mortgaging your residential property. Our experienced solicitors can guide you through the process, handle legal formalities, and ensure a smooth transition to your new mortgage. Commercial Services What legal matters can Clearfocus Legal handle for commercial clients? Clearfocus Legal can handle a wide range of legal matters for commercial clients, including commercial property transactions, drafting and negotiating commercial leases, business acquisitions and mergers, contract review and drafting, and land development and acquisition. How can Clearfocus Legal assist with commercial property buying and selling? Clearfocus Legal can provide expert legal advice and support throughout the commercial property buying and selling process. Our services include due diligence, title searches, contract review, negotiations, and completion of the transaction. What is involved in drafting and negotiating commercial leases? Clearfocus Legal has vast experience in drafting and negotiating commercial leases. We can help you understand the terms, negotiate favorable terms, and ensure that the lease agreement protects your interests. How can Clearfocus Legal help ensure a smooth title search and due diligence process? Our experienced solicitors will conduct thorough title searches and due diligence to uncover any potential issues related to the property's title or legal rights. We will provide you with detailed reports and advice to protect your interests. Get the ball rolling today! Request quote Notarisation What is notarisation, and why is it necessary for certain documents? Notarisation is a legal process performed by a qualified notary to verify the authenticity, correctness, and legality of certain documents. It adds credibility and ensures that the documents will be accepted as evidence in legal proceedings or when dealing with authorities. What types of documents require notarisation? Documents that often require notarisation include affidavits, powers of attorney, deeds, statutory declarations, international adoption documents, company documents, and documents to be used abroad. Can Clearfocus Legal assist with notarising signatures? Yes, Clearfocus Legal can assist with notarising signatures. Our qualified notary can witness the signing of documents and provide official certification. Do I need to make an appointment for notarisation services? Yes, it is necessary to make an appointment for notarisation services. Please contact Clearfocus Legal in advance to schedule an appointment with our notary. Can Clearfocus Legal witness the signing of important documents? Yes, our qualified notary can witness the signing of important documents and provide the necessary certification. Can Clearfocus Legal certify copies of original documents? Yes, Clearfocus Legal can certify copies of original documents. Our notary will carefully compare the copies with the originals and provide the required certification. What fees are associated with notarisation services? Fees for notarisation services can vary based on the type and complexity of the documents. Clearfocus Legal will provide you with transparent information about the fees during the initial consultation. Please note that these FAQs are general in nature and may vary based on specific circumstances. For more detailed information and personalised assistance, it is recommended to contact Clearfocus Legal directly.