How a finance approval letter could cost thousands in penalty interest

How a finance approval letter could cost thousands in penalty interest

A recent call from an agent has highlighted the risks to buyers when they fail to notify the seller that their finance has been approved. In this instance, the buyer had told the agent they had received finance approval. But, in an attempt to delay settlement, they refused to provide the written notice required by …

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It's a Case of Sooner, Rather Than Later - Addressing Special Conditions

It’s a Case of Sooner, Rather Than Later – Addressing Special Conditions

It’s important for sellers to be aware that preparations for the final inspection of their property should not be left until the last minute, especially if a seller has entered into an O&A which includes any Special Conditions. In fact any Special Conditions need to be addressed sooner rather than later, as one seller discovered …

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It's the Little Things That Count - Disconnecting Utilities

It’s the Little Things That Count – Disconnecting Utilities

Once an Offer and Acceptance has gone “unconditional” on their property, time seems to literally fly by for most sellers. With the myriad of last minute items to attend to before settlement and the excitement of the big move, it’s easy to see how some details can slip through the cracks, even for the most …

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Keep Your Eye on the Ball - Arranging the Discharge of Mortgage

Keep Your Eye on the Ball – Arranging the Discharge of Mortgage

The sales process can undoubtedly be a stressful time for sellers. With pre sale preparations, home opens, inspections and price negotiations, sellers often feel like sitting back and breathing a sigh of relief once an Offer and Acceptance is agreed upon. However, it’s vital that sellers are made aware of their key responsibilities and the …

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Moving House - It's a Case of Having a Plan B

Moving House – It’s a Case of Having a Plan B

As they say “failing to plan, is planning to fail” however we find that when it comes time for clients to co-ordinate their house move with their settlement date, it’s wise to maintain some flexibility with the planning. This includes the all-important booking date for removalists because a scheduled settlement date is not always guaranteed …

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Ready, Set, Go - Being Ready For Buyers' Inspections

Ready, Set, Go – Being Ready For Buyers’ Inspections

Once the all-important Offer and Acceptance is signed, it’s vital for Sellers to be made aware of their corresponding rights and responsibilities during the settlement process. This is particularly true when it comes to Buyers’ Inspections, as one couple selling their home discovered when a dispute arose over the buyers’ insistence on conducting a second …

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