Sometimes you won’t be able to afford to wait for the administrative process to take place. If settlement of a potential sale is likely to be held up due to an improper caveat, or if you need finance to be secured against your property urgently, then our urgent caveat removal process will be right for you.
If this process is required, we will meet with you and prepare the Court documents necessary to lodge an urgent application to the Supreme Court of Victoria to have the caveat removed.
We charge our legal fees for urgent caveat removal matters by applying ‘Appendix A of the Supreme Court Scale of Costs’. You can find a link to the most up-to-date version of the Scale here: https://www.liv.asn.au/Professional-Practice/LIV-Cost-Lawyers/Scales-of-Costs
The cost of this process varies depending on the issues involved but we offer a ½ hour free telephone consultation and provide a costs estimate setting out the Court fees, legal fees and barrister fees you will be required to pay before you proceed. If the Court finds the caveat to be improper, we have found that our clients recover approximately 80% of their total legal costs through Court order.
If you would like to learn more about the situations that our urgent process commonly apply to, please click here to find out more at Our Services page.