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Legal Obligation to Provide Contract?

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by House, 14th Sep, 2015.

  1. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Good morning all,

    Just wondering if there’s a legal obligation for an NSW solicitor to provide a copy of the contract within a certain timeframe?

    A friend signed the appropriate paperwork in and paid the 10% deposit for an Off the Plan in QLD about 5 weeks ago but still hasn’t received a full copy of the contract. All he has are copies of what he has signed such as Disclosure Document, floor plans and a specs sheet. Various emails have been exchanged and the solicitor is saying that she's waiting for a soft copy from the agent.

    My OTP contract (two hard copies) was sent within 24 hours of giving the go ahead so I knew exactly what I was signing for after the cooling off period.
     
  2. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Anybody?
     
  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    You have exchanged contracts? Then presumably you would have received the other side's contract otherwise it wouldn't be exchanged.

    Direct you lawyer to give it to you.
     
  4. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I assume it has been fully settled given the cooling off period has passed but all they've sent him is a copy of the 'executed' pages that show where and what he has signed.

    Ps, when is your book being published?