If you are selling a house we recommend that you contact our office to discuss the process prior to commencing the process. We will provide you with the right advice to ensure that you have everything in place prior to appointing an agent and commencing marketing. We will then partner with you through to settlement and completion of the transaction. A summary of Stevens Partners responsibility in this capacity is as follows:

  • Carefully peruse the contract, Form 1 and any ancillary documents including the agency agreement with a real estate agent before it is signed.
  • Obtain appropriate statutory searches. Check contract and Form 1 against searches and advise client as required.
  • Send signed discharge authority to Lender requesting loan payout figure and preparation of Discharge of Mortgage
  • Prepare any legal documents (eg Application to Note Death, Transmission Application) required to transfer property to purchaser
  • Confirm outstanding amounts with rating authorities for payment
  • Adjust rates and taxes and any community or strata levy and notify of change of ownership
  • Prepare Purchaser's adjustment statement and send to Purchaser's Conveyancer
  • Receive loan payout figure from Lender
  • Prepare Vendor's settlement statement and send to Vendor with payment authority
  • Book settlement with Purchaser’s Conveyancer and Lender
  • Attend and complete settlement at Lands Titles Office
  • Advise Vendor of completion of settlement and send settlement confirmation letters to client and Agent
  • Send change of ownership letters to rating authorities and any community or strata corporation
  • Pay any rates and taxes outstanding at settlement
  • Prepare final account for fees & trust account statement and send to Vendor. Check search Certificate of Title to confirm registration of Transfer
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