At Eckermann Property Forms we have heard that there is some confusion around Form 1 preparers doing different tasks on behalf of Agents and Vendors. We thought we’d provide some clarification around what can and cannot be done on behalf of an Agent during the preparation and service of a Form 1. In summary: the … Continued
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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.
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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.
Smoke alarms can save lives by providing early warning of a fire and allow occupants to quickly evacuate the home. It is a legal requirement in South Australia that smoke alarms are fitted in all homes. Smoke alarms should be installed close to sleeping areas. If the home is large then it may be necessary … Continued
We recently reviewed the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (“Act”) (and the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2017) which governs the identification, protection and preservation of Aboriginal sites and objects in the State of South Australia. Overview: Register of Aboriginal Sites and Objects What is the impact of being included on the Register? Is it possible for a … Continued
When buying a property there is an overwhelming amount of choices. You’re faced with a million questions like; apartment or house? Does it need to be an energy efficient home? Do you live near your family? Finally, one of the most important questions, established home vs new home? There are a whole range of positive … Continued