When you have personnel with names like, March, April, Mei, and June, you know ’tis the season for choosing Eckermann Conveyancers. Given that we spend our lives plotting conveyancing by months, weeks, days, and even hours, we’ve noticed something quirky that we had to share with you. But, as it happens, the “April” from our … 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.
Eckermann Lawyers is an Adelaide-based boutique law firm renowned for providing service excellence across practice areas including:
• General Commercial
• Asset Protection and Estate Planning
• Hospitality & Licensing
• Aged Care and Retirement
• Renewable Projects
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.
The Commissioner of Consumer and Business Services has issued an important alert about the risk of defective Form 1s in South Australia where real estate agents have the wrong person signing Part D Certificate of vendor statements. What are the consequences of not providing an accurate Form 1? Defective Form 1s can be extremely costly … 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
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
In a story that has conveyancing intrigue written all over it, developers preparing to build the new Whitmore Square Tower have been held up because the owner of a bordering laneway cannot be found. The details are captured in an Adelaide Now article, Major Adelaide hotel project may need the ‘consent’ of a man who died in … Continued