At Legal Business Partners, we are Upper Hutt lawyers. We are a legal firm that tries to demystify the law and provide real and pragmatic solutions to our clients' business and personal challenges. We are a family owned and operated business in the heart of your local community
We can assist our legal practice clients with many aspects of the law, including
Residential and commercial conveyancing
In legal terms, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.
If you need finance to buy your ideal property or house, we can put you in touch with local, Hutt Valley mortgage brokers who can assist you in finding the best lending deals available for you.
Business owner? Meet with us free of charge to see if we can help you restructure your business affairs so that you receive the full legal protections available to you.
Wills and Estates
We can provide you with advice and services in drawing up new Wills and the administration of estates.
We can help structure your business affairs to minimise potential risks and protect your assets.
Family Trusts are still an effective method of protecting your hard earned assets from claims by creditors and relationship partners in the event of separation.
What We Can Do for You
When you leave your problems with us, you can relax in the knowledge that you are in safe and experienced hands.
- We focus on providing timely, easy to understand, straightforward and cost effective legal advice to our clients.
- No problem is too big or too small.
- We are able to provide after hours service to those clients who are too busy to come and see us during usual working hours.
- We see the importance of strong business networks within the Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt communities.
What Makes Us Different
These days, an offer to purchase a property is generally conditional upon a host of due diligence type conditions being satisfied by the purchaser. These conditions can range from obtaining finance through to obtaining suitable Builders' and LIM reports. The level of information now available to prospective buyers is staggering and, if an offer is correctly drawn up, it can allow you to cancel the contract relatively easily.
So what happens when these contracts fall through? Your lawyer will have spent time on your behalf prior to the contract ending. They will have been perusing and checking the contract terms, searching the title, dealing with the other party's lawyer and you, concerning satisfaction of conditions and issuing or receiving a notice of cancellation.
Depending upon the legal firm and on how much time has been spent by the lawyer, many legal firms will charge you anywhere from $200 to $500 for their time up to the point that the contract is cancelled.
At Legal Business Partners, we like to keep things simple. If your sale or purchase contract is cancelled, we only charge you a small fee of $120 + GST and disbursements to cover time spent on your behalf.
Our primary focus is on helping our clients buy or sell their homes in a straightforward and cost effective way. Often, it can take several contracts before a property sells or clients are able to secure their dream home. As our client, you can rest assured that you won't have to spend your hard earned equity or deposit funding excessive lawyers' fees without achieving your desired goal.
And what do we get out of this? Well, we know that happy clients make the best referrers for our services. And we get the satisfaction of knowing that our clients' potential disappointment at not securing the sale or purchase of their home is not aggravated by having to pay high legal fees on top of not achieving their desired result.