Holdfast ConveyancersS

Selling Property

Selling a home or investment property (residential or commercial) can be exciting and rewarding.

It is wise to speak with us before signing any contract prepared by the agent for you. We may be able to alert you to specific matters that need to be addressed in the sale of the property and can advise you on any special conditions whether required by you or requested by the buyer.

We can play an important role in the selling process, offering advice and assistance on the following matters:

  • Your legal obligations including your insurance responsibilities
  • Understanding special conditions or "subject to" clauses
  • The buyer's cooling-off rights
  • Your rights to withdraw from the sale
  • Circumstances in which a party can avoid settlement
  • Calculation of adjustments of rates and taxes, etc
  • Preparation of adjustment statements and settlement statements
  • Discharging any mortgage liabilities
  • Change of ownership notifications

Our services provided in a sale include:

  • Reviewing the contract before you sign
  • Searching with government departments and local authorities for anything affecting the property
  • Advising on the information in Form 1
  • Compliance with all special conditions and time limits
  • The preparation of documentation
  • Liaising with existing mortgagees and financiers
  • Discharging old mortgages
  • Calculation of adjustments of rates and taxes
  • Preparation of adjustment statements and settlement statements
  • Properly accounting for all monies expended or held in trust
  • Obtaining a special reading of your water meter
  • Assistance with signing the memorandum of transfer
  • Attendance at settlement on your behalf.

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