Avoid Agreeing to Settle a Property on a Friday Sometimes people run into problems with a property settlement and it has to go over to the next day. When you agree to settle on a friday the next business day is monday so a simple problem can cause a 3 day wait. This often leads to disappointment with people unable to move in when they wanted.If you book the removalists for a saturday after a friday settlement then you will be in for costs if they cannot deposit your belongings somewhere. To avoid having to settle on a friday all you have to do is look at the contract and see what day the settlement will fall on and the change it before the parties agree. If you sign in NSW on a standard 42 day settlement then settlement will occur on the same day of the week that you sign. So it would be easy to make a 40 day settlement or a 45 day settlement to avoid the Friday. Also, as I have mentioned before, don’t assume a settlement will happen. Sometimes they don’t.