Buying, selling or building houses
Recommended resources for:
- mortgages and contracts of sale
- dealing with estate agents
- private sales and auctions
- requirements for building or renovating.
Real estate - a guide for buyers and sellers
This guide explains the basic steps of buying or selling a home in Victoria. It covers the laws that real estate agents and conveyancers must obey and includes helpful tips and checklists.
I want to buy a home
This factsheet explains how a lawyer can help if you want to buy a home. It covers the different steps of buying a property and the fees along the way.
I want to sell my home
This factsheet explains how important it is to have a lawyer's advice if you want to sell your home. It covers the different steps involved in selling a property.
Buying or selling a house
This information explains home ownership laws. It covers how you can make sure the sale or purchase of your home happens correctly and how a loan from a bank works.
Building and renovating
This guide provides information about your home building project. It covers plans and management, legal rights and duties of owner-builders, building defects, delays and insolvency.
Information about the contracts involved in building or renovating a house or flat and your rights and obligations under them.
Conveyancing and mortgages
This factsheet explains the process of buying or selling land, or a house and land, including information about conveyancing. It doesn’t cover buying or selling a business, farm or commercial property.
Buying and selling a property
Legal steps you should undertake before buying a property. It doesn’t cover buying or selling a business, farm or commercial property.
Real estate underquoting laws - translated into various languages
In 2017 new underquoting laws were made to give buyers a fair go. Find out below what information agents must provide to potential buyers. These documents can be viewed in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, Hindi, Karen and Vietnamese.