The buying and selling process from the purchaser’s viewpoint involves several stages:

  • Successfully negotiating the price and conditions to a point where both the vendor and buyer are prepared to sign and exchange contracts.
  • Checking that the agreed price and conditions negotiated are included in the contracts before signing.
  • Deciding whether or not to retain a solicitor to offer advice about the contract.
  • Paying a deposit.
  • Exchanging contracts.
  • Receiving and checking all documentation that the vendor is required to provide prior to commencement of the cooling-off period.
  • On completion of the cooling-off period, paying the remaining balance of the
  • Engaging a conveyancer.
  • Ensuring all financial institution documentation is signed well ahead of settlement if finance is required.