Completing the purchase

What happens when you agree to buy a property?

Before settlement your solicitor will undertake the necessary searches with respect to the property and your financier will prepare the mortgage documentation.
On settlement your solicitor will exchange with the seller's solicitor:

  • Monies
  • Transfer documentation
  • Keys to the property

Within a few days of settlement your solicitor or financier will register the necessary documentation and mortgage transfer with the Land Titles Registry. Possession of the property usually takes place on the settlement day although the seller and buyer can agree for these dates to be different.