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Transferring The Title Of A Property?

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Whether it’s a straightforward property title transfer in Melbourne between family members, adjusting ownership due to life changes, or managing the legal nuances of property gifting, Sargeants Conveyancing ensures every detail is handled with precision and care. Understanding the legal transfer process, including contracts of sale  and stamp duty requirements is crucial.

At Sargeants, we’re dedicated to simplifying these complexities, offering expert legal advice and tailored solutions for every type of property title transfer. Our licensed conveyancers are here to guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth transition and peace of mind. Get your free quote today!


The decision to transfer a property title in Melbourne can be driven by a variety of personal, legal, or financial reasons. At Sargeants Conveyancing, we understand the significance behind each transfer, whether it’s gifting property to a family member, changing ownership due to marriage or divorce, or restructuring for tax benefits. The process involves more than just a simple exchange; it’s about ensuring the legal transfer aligns with your goals and circumstances. Our expertise covers everything, making the transition as seamless as possible. With Sargeants, you’re not just transferring a title; you’re planning for the future with confidence.



This occurs when someone may have changed their name through marriage or divorce and needs to update the title to their current name.
The title holder has now married and wishes to add their spouse to the title.
One of the title holders has passed away and their name needs to be removed from the title.


Change IN ownership structure

The ownership structure on the title may no longer be relevant to the company or individuals who own the property eg they wish the property ownership to be transferred to a family trust.


Family related

The property owner passes away and bequeaths the property thus requiring a change in the ownership.


Changes in personal and financial circumstances can mean the need for a change in the property title. Perhaps the property was bought jointly and now one partner wishes to buy the other out or a divorce requires the title to be updated.

Words from Our Clients

“Hi Chelsie,

Thank you for everything. For being so available whenever I rang to ask questions, it was so good to work with someone as efficient as you are. Again thank you,”

Wendy Hone & Rodger Nottage


“Renee provided outstanding service, i could not recommend her enough. All my phone calls, emails and enquires were answered and replied to straight away. As a first home buyer i have no idea what i was doing, Renee has helped me with many questions that i’m sure are not in her job description.

A family friend recommended Sargeants Conveyancing when my parents purchased their first house, and they too recommended that i use your company for my first house. I will also continue to refer Sargeants Conveyancing to all my friends and family.”
Thanks, Kelly White

“Just a short note to thank Vanessa and the team at Sargeants Cowes for all the work and assistance with the efficient  settlement on our property in Somerville. 
We have used  the services of Sargeants Cowes on a number of occasions in the past and will continue to do so in the future if we have any more transactions in Victoria.”

Many thanks again, John &Hazel Crewdson 


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Our Title Transfer Services

Legal Title Conveyancing

Our team meticulously handles the legal aspects of your title transfer, ensuring all documentation is accurate and compliant with Victorian law. This includes thorough reviews and advice on contracts of sale, identification of any encumbrances or restrictions, and the preparation of all necessary legal documents.

Land Transfer Services

Whether you’re dealing with residential, commercial, or rural property, we offer specialised expertise in transferring land titles. This service encompasses coordination with relevant authorities, management of land transfer documentation, and facilitation of duties payments.

Family Transfers

Tailoring our approach to the sensitive nature of family transfers, we assist with the seamless transfer of property titles between family members. This includes gifting property, managing transfers as part of estate planning, and navigating the legal requirements for inheritance settlements.

The process of transferring a property title with Sargeants Conveyancing is designed to be clear and straightforward. It begins with an initial consultation to understand your specific needs and objectives. Following this, our team conducts a thorough review of all necessary documents and provides detailed advice on the next steps. We then prepare and manage all legal paperwork, ensuring accuracy and compliance with Victorian law. Throughout the process, we maintain open communication, keeping you informed and supported until the successful completion of the transfer. This client-focused approach ensures a seamless and stress-free experience. Get your free quote today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve taken the time to compile a list of FAQ’s related to Title Transfers:

What is the first step in the property title transfer process with Sargeants Conveyancing?

The first step is an initial consultation where we discuss your specific needs, review the property details, and outline the required documents and steps. This ensures a tailored approach to your title transfer.

How does Sargeants Conveyancing handle complex title transfer cases, such as transferring a deceased estate?

For complex cases like deceased estates, we liaise closely with legal advisors, executors, and relevant authorities to ensure all legal and procedural requirements are met. Our team provides compassionate, comprehensive support to navigate these sensitive situations.

Can Sargeants Conveyancing assist with transferring property titles under a trust or company name?

Yes, we specialise in all forms of title transfers, including those held under trusts or companies. We provide expert advice on the legal requirements and documentation needed for these specific transfers.

    What makes Sargeants Conveyancing different from other conveyancing services in Melbourne?

    Our dedication to personalised service, combined with our extensive experience and knowledge of Victorian property law, sets us apart. We pride ourselves on transparency, efficiency, and a client-focused approach, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transfer process.

    What is a Section 32 Statement and why is it important?

    A Section 32 Statement basically details all the ‘fine print’ about the property you are purchasing, including a plan of the land, easements, services connected and any recent building approvals. There are many other important details in a Section 32 and our conveyancers will carefully read this document to ensure you are buying land or property that is worth its price, with minimal restrictions and no encumbrances. You can then decide if you want to proceed with purchasing the land or property. The Section 32 can also help you determine the value of your offer.

    What documents are needed for a property title transfer?

    The necessary documents typically include the original certificate of title, a signed transfer of land form, a statement of adjustments, and any applicable duty forms. Our team will guide you through each document, ensuring clarity and compliance.

    How long does the transfer process take?

    Generally, a property title transfer can take anywhere from four to six weeks. This timeframe can vary based on the complexity of the transfer and the efficiency of the involved parties.

    Are Sargeants’ conveyancers insured?

    Sargeants Bass Coast holds professional indemnity insurance to provide our clients with the highest level of protection.

    Are family transfers exempt from stamp duty?

    In some cases, transfers between family members may qualify for exemptions or concessions on stamp duty, depending on the relationship between the parties and the purpose of the transfer. We’ll help you navigate these possibilities.

    Are conveyancers lawyers?

    Sargeants Bass Coast’s conveyancers are not lawyers but do have our own experienced solicitor who can provide further assistance and advice if necessary.