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What does a settlement agent do?

The main task of a settlement agent (also known as a conveyancer) is to transfer ownership of the property. A settlement agent has important responsibilities throughout the entire settlement process. Whilst each settlement is different, a brief summary of our settlement services are provided below.

If you’re buying a property, we will:

  • Ensure the property described in the contract is in fact the property you intend to purchase
  • Search Landgate (Title) records to ensure that:
  • You are aware of any encumbrances which could affect your enjoyment of the property
  • Any encumbrances that should be removed are removed
  • Ensure that all conditions of the contract are completed on time & to your satisfaction
  • Liaise with your lender to ensure that they will be ready to settle on the due date
  • Ensure no outstanding orders have been placed on the property by government departments
  • Prepare the correct documentation for signing by you
  • Ensure that the contract is lodged & stamp duty (if applicable) is paid within the required timeframes
  • Adjust shire & water rates and ensure they are all paid up to date at the time of settlement
  • Attend settlement on your behalf to ensure that documentation is in order & correct funds are paid to the seller
  • Ensure the property is transferred into your name after settlement

If you’re selling a property, we will:

  • Ensure the property described in the contract is in fact the property you intend to sell
  • Ensure that all conditions of the contract are completed on time & to your satisfaction
  • Liaise with your lending institution (and any other party secured by a mortgage/lien on the property) to arrange repayment of debt and removal of the encumbrance/s
  • Liaise with the buyer’s settlement agent to monitor buyer’s progress towards settlement
  • Examine documentation for signing by you
  • Adjust shire and water rates and ensure they are all paid up to date at the time of settlement (and obtain refund from buyer for their share)
  • Attend settlement on your behalf & collect the correct amount due to you and distribute as instructed

If you’re looking for the best Settlement Agent Perth has to offer, then you’ve come to the right place!

To find out the costs involved in a property settlement go here.

To further explain WHO does WHAT and WHEN we have put together a collection of guides, checklists & tips to help you before, during and after settlement.

As part of our service we can help draft the contract.

As part of our service we can help draft the contract.

 

 

 

 

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