Property transfers

You sort the furniture, we’ll transfer the house.

Don’t pay us to divide the kitchen utensils, but let us give you a hand with the real estate.

We can help you with property transfers, survivorship applications, transmission applications, transfers to beneficiaries and real estate settlements.

Unsure what you need? We explain the jargon here.

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How we can help you

From getting the grant to administering the whole estate, our team can offer as much help as you need.

Survivorship / Transmission application

$550 per application

We will prepare your survivorship or transmission application and lodge it at Landgate for registration.

Our fixed fee excludes Landgate registration fee and certificate of title search (charged at cost).

Transfer to beneficiaries

From $880 per property

We will transfer the property to the beneficiaries.

Our fixed fee excludes Landgate registration fee, certificate of title search and transfer duty (as assessed).

Real estate settlement

$750

If you’ve sold the estate’s property, we will complete the real estate settlement.

Our fixed fee excludes government fees charged at cost.

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Our plain-English legal guide has comprehensive and practical advice to help you to take charge and finalise the estate.

FAQs

Before real estate can be sold it must first be transferred to the name of the executor or administrator of the estate. 

There are three steps involved:

  1. The executor or administrator must obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Landgate will not allow any property to be transferred without a Grant.
  2. The property must be transferred to the estate, known as an Application by Personal Representative or a transmission application.  
  3. Finally, the property can be transferred to the beneficiary or, in the case of a sale, to the buyer.

A survivorship application is an application to Landgate by a surviving joint tenant of property to remove the name of a deceased person from the certificate of title.  

A transmission application is an application to Landgate by an executor or administrator to transfer property from a deceased person to their estate.

A transmission application must be completed before the property can be sold or transferred to a beneficiary.

As a general rule, the answer is yes – executors and administrators can charge their reasonable legal costs to the estate. What is reasonable depends on the circumstances, but would generally include the costs of transmission applications, transfer to beneficiaries and settlement fees.

Why choose us

We provide great service at competitive prices.
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We make it easy for you

We offer practical guidance at every step.  Read what our clients say.

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Share the burden

Let us take over the administrative work so you don’t have to worry.

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Michael has been practising law in Western Australia since 1997 and is an experienced lawyer in property law, family law and succession law. Michael has a strong base of knowledge and experience from assisting hundreds of clients in these……
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Nigel is an experienced lawyer who leads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team. Having worked for Birman & Ride since 2011, he has experience in a wide variety of litigation matters including deceased estate litigation, family provision claims,……
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Lucy is a talented lawyer, business administrator and manager who leads the development of the firm’s consumer legal services, bringing together people, technology and processes to design and deliver innovative legal services. In the legal sphere, Lucy supervises the……
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Clare assists our clients to prepare Wills, applications for Probate and Letters of Administration and administer deceased estates. Clare completed her Bachelor of Laws in 2011 and was admitted as a lawyer in 2014, following which she worked as……
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Carolina joined Birman & Ride in the firm’s Wills and Probate team in December 2020. She is passionate about helping clients prepare and plan for the welfare of their dependants when they are no longer around. As the parent……
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Testimonials

What our clients say

The Perth Probate Centre particularly Carolina has been very efficient and helpful in completing both my late Mother in law’s Probate and land title Transmission application. I also like the idea of the fixed fee, you know what you are getting and appreciated the tips put out by your firm about the role of the executor etc. Thank you again would recommend your firm to any body who has to deal with these matters in the future.
Lionel Colvin
November 20, 2021
Very easy to follow the application instructions and the staff clear in explaining what happens. The grant was ready earlier than expected. What I thought was going to be a nightmare was simple, quick and easy. Thank you all so much. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Mr R
November 12, 2021
The team at Perth Probate Centre have provided prompt, efficient and client focused service from our first contact to the resolution of our matters. We will use other related services as we continue to manage our Estate matters. Best of all is that the team has taken all the hassle out of managing a couple of tricky issues and made it very easy for someone not well versed in the relevant legal matters.
Mr P
October 31, 2021
Everyone was saying going to probate is horrible but it was quick and easy and Carolina was lovely and very clear in explaining things. About 40 minutes and it’s done. Thank you.
Mr R
October 20, 2021
Everyone that we have had contact with have been great. Knowledgeable and helpful. Always respectful.
Ms M
September 27, 2021
PPC provided a professional prompt service with constant feedback on probate grant progress. Would recommend PPC to anyone needing a quality service.
Mr C
September 16, 2021

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