Michael Kane, Lawyer
Significant differences exist between different titles (e.g. strata titles and off-the-plan titles). DIY conveyancing is risky. Mortgages are offered in many forms. The First Home Owners Grant has strict eligibility terms. Compare real estate agents’ costs when selling. Buyers should be prepared for auction tactics and signing the sale contract. Cooling-off applies but deposits can be forfeited if the contract is broken. Buyers must pay stamp duty and pay for caveats and Land Registry searches.
This section includes the following topics:
- Special titles
- Finding the money to purchase a house
- Buying and selling
- Negotiating the contract
- Role of conveyancer
- Vendor and purchaser disputes
- Building density
- Goods and Services Tax
- Foreign purchasers
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