What are you looking for?
What kind of property?
In what area?
The requirements for Contracts of Sale vary from state to state. So we recommend you either check the website of the Department of Fair Trading in your state or territory, or save yourself time and talk to the solicitor or conveyancer who will handle your private house sale.
For example, to advertise a residential property for sale in NSW, the law states you must prepare a draft Contract of Sale and make the contract available for viewing by potential purchasers.
You can nominate a solicitor or conveyancer to prepare the contract, making certain they are licensed to carry out conveyancing matters in NSW.
The contract must contain:
The contract must also include the following documents:
It is important that you consult your solicitor or conveyancer about preparing the contract to make certain that everything is in order.
If your property is in NSW and has a swimming pool or spa pool, from 29 April 2014 you must attach to the contract a copy of:
If this document is not included, the buyer may be entitled to withdraw from the purchase at any time within 14 days of contract exchange, leaving you without a sale.
Ask your solicitor about contract preparation, or contact one of these services:
Australian Institute of Conveyancers
Tel: (02) 9633 1355
The Law Society of New South Wales (NSW)
Tel:(02) 9926 0333
The Law Society of Canberra (ACT)
Tel: (02) 6247 5700
The Queensland Law Society (QLD)
Tel: (07) 3842 5888
The Law Institute of Victoria (VIC)
Tel: (03) 9607 9311
The Law Society of South Australia (SA)
Tel: (08) 8229 0222
The Law Society of Tasmania (TAS)
Tel: (03) 6234 4133
The Law Society Northern Territory (NT)
Tel: (08) 8981 5104
The Law Society of Western Australia (WA)
Tel: (08) 9322 7877
Do-it-yourself conveyancing kits are available from:
Law Consumers’ Association
Tel: 02 9564 6933
Australian Property Law Kits
Tel: 1800 252 808
Home Purchase Advisory Service
Tel: 1300 468 746
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