Seller Check List

The checklist below is typical for a settlement relating to a residential property:-

  • Check Contract for Sale has been executed by Buyer and accepted by Seller
  • Diarise the settlement date
  • Appoint Robertson Hayles Lawyers to act as your Settlement Agent
  • If applicable, contact your lender to advise of sale and settlement date and to authorise the discharge of the mortgage
  • Sign and return the Settlement Agent authority
  • Ensure the Special Conditions, if any in the Contract have been fulfilled
  • Ensure that the Discharge of Mortgage documents have been signed and returned to the financial institution, if applicable
  • Complete Verification of Identity of all Sellers
  • Sign and return the Transfer of Land to the settlement agent
  • Removalist arranged
  • Final inspection to be conducted by the Buyer at least 5 business days before the settlement date
  • Settlement finalised by the due date
  • Keys to be provided to the real estate agent for handover.  You may hold the keys till 12pm the day following settlement
  • Disconnect utilities including Gas, Electricity, Phone and Internet.  Your Settlement Agent will deal with Council, Water, Land Tax and Strata Levies on your behalf
  • Redirections e.g. mail, paper, lawnmower man

The settlement process for vacant land, commercial, industrial and strata property will differ slightly.

For assistance in property settlements, please contact us.