Level 1, 1 Farrell Place
Canberra City ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6230 1999

260 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Phone: (02) 6299 3999


BDN has provided expert and tailored conveyancing services to Canberra and the surrounding regions for over 150 years.

Buying or selling your home is an important transaction and our conveyancing team will strive to minimise your risk and ensure your peace of mind.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Buying and selling homes in NSW and the ACT;
  • Property developments;
  • Subdivisions;
  • Property transfers; and
  • Advice on loan and mortgage documents.

If you require or anticipate requiring assistance, contact us for further information.


Why should I use a solicitor for my conveyance?

Buying or selling your home involves financial risk and a certain level of expertise is required to either avoid or resolve complications. Compared to a conveyancer, solicitors not only have a comprehensive knowledge of the conveyancing process, but also possess broad legal experience that better enables them to take account of considerations involving general property law, family law and tax implications.

How long will my conveyance take?

Conveyances usually take between 30 – 60 days from the time a seller accepts an offer to purchase. The precise period will differ for each matter and depends on factors such as finance approval and the agreed period of time between Exchange and Settlement.

Is a deposit required?

A deposit is always required. The standard amount is 10% of the purchase price however this is subject to negotiation between parties. The deposit is payable at the time of Exchange.

Can I ‘pull out’ of my purchase?

Usually you can only pull out prior to Exchange. On occasion the contract may include a cooling off period, however this is fairly rare.

When are legal fees payable?

Legal fees are payable at the time of Settlement. If you are the seller, legal fees are usually deducted from the purchase money received at Settlement. If you are the buyer, payment needs to be arranged by cheque or EFT, etc.

Baker Deane & Nutt