Do you remember that feeling of waking up Christmas morning and seeing presents under the tree? Now imagine the opposite. This latter feeling is what you risk if you don’t pay close attention to the contract when buying or selling property, as has been raised recently by respected real estate investment commentator, Michael Yardney. While … Continued
Frequently asked questions
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.
Sometimes the most important information is right there in front of us, hidden in plain sight. So, too, are today’s property investment blinds spots that I want to share with you. As a conveyancer, I am trained to go through long, contractual documents thoroughly, to make sure you don’t agree to anything you shouldn’t and … Continued
For people willing to take on the maintenance of a swimming pool there is no doubt they bring great pleasure, especially during our Australian summers. But when you try selling a house with a swimming pool, lack of attention to detail can leave your shivering on the sidelines of your own sale. Today’s article follows … Continued
Are you looking to enter the housing market for the first time or know of someone who is? The Federal Government has announced the introduction of a 2020 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to support eligible first home buyers. But how does the First Home Owners Deposit Scheme work? Keep reading to learn more or … Continued
Most of us have at least a vague sense we need conveyancing help when buying or selling real estate but here are 3 unexpected things your conveyancer can assist you with that you might not have realised. These are the items we will focus on in this article: Changing your name on a title Setting up a private … Continued