Hi everyone! Newbie question here... Just wanting to get some opinions on our current situation. My partner and I have currently entered a verbal agreement to purchase a property in Brisbane with a 6 month settlement (we have not signed anything yet as the owner is selling the property himself and did not have a contract ready). The reason we wanted a 6 month settlement is because we are currently locked into a rental agreement until the end of the year and I will be the beneficiary of an estate (time frame unknown) which will put us in a position to avoid LMI. My partner both have government positions not effected by COVID-19 luckily. The current owner wants finance and B&P to be competed within 21 days, however we would like the unconditional date to be closer to the settlement date as we would be responsible for the property from the unconditional date AND gives us time for the estate to settle and avoid LMI. My questions are: what would be a reasonable unconditional date for such a long settlement? What clauses should we include in the contract to protect ourselves? Would it be reasonable to break the lease on our current tenancy early, so we are not paying both a mortgage and rent during this COVID-19 event? Is it smart to be locking in a price now as we don’t know what COVID-19 will do to prices in 6 months? Thank you!