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How we can help you
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
If you’ve sold the estate’s property, we will complete the real estate settlement.
Our fixed fee excludes government fees charged at cost.
Need help with an estate?
Our plain-English legal guide has comprehensive and practical advice to help you to take charge and finalise the estate.
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:
- 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.
- The property must be transferred to the estate, known as an Application by Personal Representative or a transmission application.
- 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
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Let us take over the administrative work so you don’t have to worry.
We’ve helped hundreds of people administer estates, both large and small.
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