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Frequently Asked Questions
The Sale and Purchase Agreement is a legally binding contract outlining the agreed conditions of the buyer and seller of a property. If you are using a real estate agent, they will probably use the ADLS form from the Auckland District Law Society and Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
The agreement should include the following:
- Names(s) of the buyer and seller
- Property's address and type of title
- Any chattels to be sold with the property (for example, drapes, white ware, light fittings and fixed floor coverings)
- Rate of interest for late settlement
- Deposit amount
- Any buyer conditions
- Date when the agreement becomes unconditional
- Settlement date
It is wise to have your lawyer view the draft Sale and Purchase Agreement before you sign – this is for both a private sale and one through a real estate agent – as once signed this is a legally binding agreement.
A search carried out to retrieve the document(s) relating to a property's history. It includes the current status of the title, including the owner, legal description, easements, land covenants and mortgages.
A LIM is a record of information on a property held by the local authority and includes rates details, any building consents granted, notices relating to the property or neighbouring ones, flood, erosion and contamination risks.
Many Sale and Purchase Agreements have a clause relating to a LIM so your lawyer can consider the LIM before the agreement goes unconditional.
By obtaining a professional building and/or engineering report you will be alerted to any matters that may need attention. A building inspector will inspect areas of the house that are reasonably accessible. A normal inspection will cover:
- Interior – services
- Exterior – roof, roof space and sub floor
- Site – potential for flooding, drainage, site conditions (retaining walls, etc.), run-off from adjacent ground
- Other buildings on the title
For apartments, the inspector will generally only inspect the interior and balcony, if there is one.
A Code of Compliance (CCC) is a formal statement confirming that the building work carried out on a property is compliant to the building consent issued by a local authority.
An owner of a property owner must apply for a CCC once all the work has been completed and inspected.
“I'd like to compliment the team and Kathryn in particular on dealing with our property transaction. The time frames were super tight, it was Christmas week and the brokers got it wrong. Kathryn was an utter delight to work with and managed to transact the purchase prior to deadline. Our lives were literally in her hands. Top effort and thank you - a total star.”
“To Michael Robinson – I wanted to thank you and your colleagues for many years of excellent service to the Bank. You have an outstanding business that has proved to be one of the most reliable and ethical businesses that Collections have dealt with in the almost 9 years I was with the Bank.”
“Joy, we cannot thank you enough for your help with our purchase! You have been wonderful to deal with and so proactive (and patient with my numerous emails). We will be visiting NZ in April so will make sure we drop in to thank you in person.”
“John is very easy to talk to, he never makes you feel dumb, and never makes you feel like you are wasting his time for asking questions. He explains everything very clearly, every time. John's support staff are also very efficient and so easy to deal with. No detail is missed when dealing with them. My husband and I are fans of them all :)”