THE most common day to settle a property is Friday, chosen by purchasers in order to move into their new home over the weekend — however, the REIQ advises that purchasers may want to consider a either a settlement in the early half of the week.
Settlement is the day when the property ownership passes from the seller to you and the day when the balance of funds is due in full. Settlement is when the purchaser receives the title to the property. It is also the last day the seller is responsible for outgoings, such as rates, water and sewage. The purchaser takes over the outgoings after settlement.
Settlement is also the day when you can collect the keys from your agent. As a risk minimization strategy you may want to consider changing the locks.
Five settlement tips to consider:
Source: REIQ Realestate