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Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by macdub, 25th Jun, 2016.

  1. macdub

    macdub Active Member

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    Hi All,

    A quick question from noob/DIY investor. When do I have to pay the stamp duty on established property in VIC? Is it after settlement?

    Once my offer is accepted, all I pay is 10% deposit initially and then remaining amount and stamp duty at settlement. Is this correct?

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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    before settlement
     
  3. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Is it true it can be up to 30 days after?

    Also, I think in Vic SD is referred to as Land Transfer Duty.
     
  4. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    In NSW it can and probably similar in VIC, but if there will be a mortgage on the land the mortgagee won't settle unless it is paid.
     
  5. Simon Moore

    Simon Moore Mortgage Broker - Melbourne Business Member

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    It is, but everyone still calls it stamp duty down south :)


    Ask your conveyancer/solicitor, but normally they want the cheque a few days before settlement, it's not actually done till after settlement in VIC (I have attended settlements on some more complicated deals). At settlement, the bank confirms that all funds are available to complete with the conveyancer/solicitor, the conveyancer (or normally one of their minions) then toddles off and actually pays it, generally on the day.
     
  6. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    I've had funds paid to sro via loan drawdown hitting the loan accounts days after settlement.
    In theory it should be paid before settlement or cheque drawn at settlement.
     
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