Solicitor's guarantee certificate

Solicitor's guarantee certificate

Some financial institutions require borrowers or guarantors to obtain independent legal advice as a condition of their loans. We will review your loan documents and issue certificates of independent legal advice on the spot.

Things you should know

Solicitor's guarantee$319

We will review the loan documents and, if everything is in order, issue a certificate of independent legal advice on the spot. Book a consultation to get started. This service is not available by telephone.

Our fixed fees:

  • The standard charge ($319) is for one borrower or guarantor.
  • If more than one person needs advice about the same transaction, we charge $99 for each additional person.
  • If, at your request, we can accommodate your appointment within 48 hours, a surcharge of $150 applies, as we may need to rearrange our existing appointments and obligations.
  • Additional charges will apply if you require an interpreter.

What to bring to the consultation:

  • photo identification;
  • all of the documents the lender has sent to you, including brochures.

Do not sign any documents before your appointment.

Do read all of the documents before your appointment.

Lucy Dickens

Lucy Dickens

9220 4435

Why we are here

Why you might need a solicitor's certificate

You wish to be a guarantor of a loan

Some guarantors have been able to avoid their obligations under a guarantee by, for example, claiming that they did not know what they were signing, or that they were forced to sign a guarantee. As a result, many lenders now require guarantors to obtain independent legal advice before accepting their guarantee.

You are borrowing funds that are payable on your death

Some lenders now offer loans to senior citizens which are only repayable in limited circumstances such as upon the death of the borrower. Such lenders usually require the borrower to obtain independent legal advice prior to advancing the funds.