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Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by b7277, 7th Nov, 2015.

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  1. b7277

    b7277 Active Member

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    All these while i thought if me and my partner are on a contract it simply means ownership is 50%
    But after speaking to my accountant i realized it could be 80-20, 99-1 or anything and not just 50-50. Where in the contract is this percentage mentioned? I looked at the contract and couldnt find a thing about this. can you please guide me to the document where this could be mentioned.

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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Depends on the state you're buying in, but it's something you mention to your conveyancer and they register the title as you please.
     
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    @D.T. if i dont mention anything would it be default 50-50? Can this be amended and where can i look up the current ownership agreement
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    If no preference, probably 50 50 was done.

    You can check by searching the title or asking the conveyancer who did it the question.
     
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    @D.T. does it cost me anything to search a title? also can this % be changed? Sorry to ask these questions as just learning.
     
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    What state is the property in?
     
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    Depends on which state.. different states have different rules on whether stamp duty would be payable. Check with accountant on that one.
     
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    Property in NSW- Sydney
     
  9. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    The contract is not the important document, it is the transfer that determines ownership interest.

    In NSW the contract of sale has a space on the front page, a box to tick. The default if left blank is Joint tenancy. Other states have different defaults. but even though the contract says one thing the transfer can say another.
     
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    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    The lawyer or conveyancer for this sort of advice.
     
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