Welcome to Focus Settlements
Focus Settlements are a fully independent Settlement Agency, based in Joondalup, in Perth’s northern suburbs. We provide a high quality of service with a local touch to our clients located anywhere, from the Perth area, through to regional Western Australia, and onwards overseas, for most property transactions conducted on Western Australian properties.
At Focus Settlements, you have the peace of mind knowing that your property settlement is being handled by our knowledgeable, reliable and experienced staff.
Are you sick and tired of being offered a quote, and then finding out the hidden extras? Are you worried that if your settlement has to be re-scheduled, that you may be hit with an extra charge? Does it seem absurd that you will be charged extra just because you want to have funds banked into more than one account? Are you worried that your “Flat Rate, All Inclusive” quote comes with a link to a long list of extra charges to justify the initial low fee? Why not give us a call, and we are happy to discuss your needs and provide a full quote with no hidden extras.
We Promise to handle your property settlement efficiently and professionally.
Your best interests are at all times our prime consideration.
Our service is second to none and our fees are always negotiable.
We are able to conduct your settlement no matter where you live, so give us a call or send us an email if you have any queries, and find out how Focus Settlements can help you with your settlement needs.
Contact us to discuss your next property settlement dealing. We promise you will not be disappointed.
We now offer you the ability to request a no obligation quote directly from our website. If you wish to find out the cost of having Focus Settlements act on your behalf, please feel free to request a quote, and our experienced staff will contact you to discuss your needs!
Wonderful Winter Warmer Special!
It’s about this time of year that it just feels like the cold is going to stay forever. Wind, rain and darkened skies as far as the eye can see.
Let Focus Settlements add a little bit of winter warmth to your day with a special offer.
We are now offering settlements for the following prices:
- Sale settlements of a property price up to $500,000 for $550.00 inc GST.
- Sale settlements of a property price between $500,000 and $800,000 for $650.00 inc GST.
- Sale settlements of a property price above $800,000 for $750.00 inc GST
- Purchase settlements of a property price up to $500,000 for $850.00 inc GST.
- Purchase settlements of a property price above $500,000 for $950.00 inc GST.
This fee does not include government fees and charges and disbursements. Please contact us for up to date estimates of these figures.
Please feel free to contact us to obtain a fully written quote for your own settlement, and let Focus Settlements look after you this chilly winter!
A little bit about Focus Settlements
Focus Settlements are Electronic Conveyancing Ready!
The settlement industry now has access to the general availability of Electronic Conveyancing.
Focus Settlements are proud to be an early adopter of the technology, and can confirm that we are ready and able to provide settlements using the Electronic Conveyancing framework.
What does this mean to you, our clients?
- For Vendors, funds after settlement will generally be available as cleared funds in your account generally within minutes, rather than days under the old cheque based system.
- For Purchasers, the Certificate of Title information held by Landgate will be updated in a much faster time frame, meaning that you have your name on the Title even quicker, increasing your security over the land.
- Efficiency gains – All parties to the dealing have increased transparency and simplified communications, leading to a more efficient, smoother settlement.
- And more!
An important notice from the Australian Institute of Conveyancers – WA Branch
The following information has been published by the Australian Institute of Conveyancers – WA Branch. It makes for very relevant reading when considering the importance of your upcoming settlement. When property is one of the most expensive times of your life, it pays to take a critical look at all factors of the settlement process. As always, Focus Settlements, as your independent Settlement Agent with broad settlement coverage throughout Perth and the greater Western Australia, together with our highly trained, experienced staff, are here to help you with your upcoming settlement.
The Importance of choosing a Settlement Agent
Conveyancing is a complex and time consuming business with many traps for the unwary. Choose your Settlement Agent as you would choose your Accountant, Doctor, Banker, Surgeon or any other professional that you require to look after YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. SETTLEMENT AGENTS ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD.
A Settlement Agent is a trained and qualified professional who holds a licence under the Settlement Agents Act 1981 and is engaged to facilitate the transfer of legal ownership. This process is known as conveyancing.
In order to carry on business as a Settlement Agent in Western Australia there is a requirement to be licensed and hold a current triennial certificate granted by Consumer Protection. The licensing system administered ensures only suitably qualified people are allowed to operate in the settlement industry.
To be granted a licence, there is a requirement to have met certain qualifications, experience, sufficient material and financial resources and be a person of good character and repute. The licensing framework also includes holding professional indemnity insurance and participate in continuing (annual) Compulsory Professional Development Program.
The CPD program is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and professionalism within the settlement industry and ensures that Settlement Agents are operating in line with the most up to date information and practices. The aim of the program is to increase Consumer Protection and promote consumer confidence in the settlement industry.
You have a choice in the delivery of conveyancing services and there are benefits to be reaped by choosing a specialist.
We welcome you to contact us for further discussion regarding your needs.