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To help you navigate the world of conveyancing, Eckermann Conveyancers are constantly monitoring changes to legislation, technology and the conveyancing sector in general, to ensure you are getting the most relevant and efficient service possible.

Frequently asked questions

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership (the rights, title and interest) of Real Estate Property from one legal entity to another. A conveyancer is required for both sides of a real estate transaction – buying and selling

At Eckermanns, we have the knowledge, systems and expertise that you’ll need as you prepare for the official transfer of your new place into your own name. We deal with Residential, Commercial, Leasing, Subdivisions, Family transfers, Deceased Estates and more. We keep you updated throughout the journey from the start until finish, liaising with all parties to ensure that everything happens as planned.

What are the areas of specialisaton at Eckermann Lawyers?

Eckermann Lawyers is an Adelaide-based boutique law firm renowned for providing service excellence across practice areas including:
• General Commercial
• Property
• Agribusiness
• Asset Protection and Estate Planning
• Hospitality & Licensing
• Franchising
• Aged Care and Retirement
• Renewable Projects

What is a Form 1?

In South Australia, it is a legal requirement (under Section 7 of the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994) when selling a property to disclose certain particulars relating to the purchaser’s land. This disclosure is called a Vendor’s Statement or Form 1.

Serving a Form 1 to a purchaser will activate the two clear business day cooling-off period when it is possible for purchaser to change their mind and “cool-off” on the contract in writing.

When buying at auction where there is no cooling off period. The Form 1 is required to be available for viewing for at least three working days prior to the day of the auction at the office of the real estate agency conducting the sale. The Form 1 must also be on display for 30 minutes prior to the start of the auction. It is a lengthy document and we recommend you ask your conveyancer to review the Form 1 for you.

Latest News

What is going on with SA real estate? image

The last quarter of 2020 saw SA housing prices achieve a lift of 3.6%, well ahead of the 2.3% national average and they are sitting at a record high. For the full year, housing values nationally grew 3.0% while SA outpaced that number with 5.9%. What’s going on and did it all start with a … Continued

What happens to my employees if I sell my business? image

Managing your employees entitlements during the business sales process. You may wonder what will happen to your employees when you sell, especially if you feel responsible for their financial wellbeing after years of job security. We recently sat down with Adelaide based Dale Wood Business Sales to discuss the topic of managing your employees entitlements … Continued

Homebuyer Grant – extension update image

The HomeBuilder Grant has been extended to 31 March 2021. Along with that extension, a few changes to the program will come into play for building contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021. HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant to build a new home or substantially renovate … Continued

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Circuit breaker restrictions 18 November Following the announcement from the Premier, the Commissioner of Police and Chief Medical Officer of new COVID-19 restrictions to be enforced in South Australia, we want to assure you that the Eckermann Group is prepared and able to conduct your property transactions completely online. However, at the time of posting … Continued

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Locations

Adelaide

Ground Floor, 180 Flinders Street
Adelaide SA 5000

PO Box 7340
Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Glenelg

10 Moseley Street
Glenelg SA 5045

Gilles Plains

1 Sudholz Road
Gilles Plains SA 5086

Mount Gambier

113 Commercial Street West
Mount Gambier SA 5290

PO Box 453
Mount Gambier SA 5290

Victor Harbor

138 Hindmarsh Road
Victor Harbor SA 5211

McLaren Vale

178 Main Road
McLaren Vale SA 5171