Deposit Amounts

Q- Are you unsure of what deposit to offer when entering into a contract?

A-  It is important to remember that the deposit amount on the contract cannot exceed a total of 10% of the purchase price. In the event that the deposit paid exceeds 10% of the purchase price, the amount is no longer considered a deposit and instead is considered an installment.

When negotiating contract terms, remember that your deposit paid to the seller is different to the deposit available to use at settlement. This often causes confusion with buyers who have savings available to use as a deposit towards their loan amount.

It is important to ensure that all contracts entered into have no more than a 10% deposit paid by the buyer.

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Andrew has over two decades experience in high growth fast moving consumer goods, agribusiness and professional services. Supporting the Ownit team to deliver on client expectations, and implementing processes to scale the organisation, is a key focus for Andrew.

Andrew is a C-Suite leader with Chairman and Board experience.  He has formal qualifications in Business, Applied Finance and AICD Company Directors Course.

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