Your-rights

Property deposits for sellers

物业按金

Property deposit amount

There are no laws setting the amount of deposit for a property sale. The deposit is usually:

  • 10 per cent of the purchase price 
  • paid at the time the buyer makes an offer.

The buyer may pay the full deposit or a part deposit, with the remainder paid by a date specified in the contract of sale.

If a property is under offer from a potential buyer this does not prohibit other potential buyers making an offer or viewing the property. A property remains on the market until both the vendor and purchaser agree and sign a contract of sale.

If the contract conditions are not met, then the deposit is refundable.

Where the property deposit is held

If an agent is managing the sale, the buyer will pay the deposit to that agent. The agent will hold the deposit in their trust account until the settlement date, or transfer it to a conveyancer’s or legal practitioner’s trust account.

If an agent is not managing the sale:

  • the buyer will pay the deposit directly to you 
  • you must pay the deposit to your solicitor, legal practitioner or conveyancer, or bank it in a special purpose account in an authorised deposit-taking institution in Victoria. The account must be in both the buyer’s and your name.

Early release of property deposit

The buyer may release the deposit money to you earlier than the settlement date. For this to happen, the:

  • contract must be unconditional
  • buyer must be satisfied with your proof of debts information, usually provided as an attachment to the contract of sale. If you are requesting early release of the deposit you must provide evidence to the buyer’s satisfaction that either: 
    • there are no debts secured against the property 
    • the total amount of debts secured against the property does not exceed 80 per cent of the property sale price.

The buyer cannot release the deposit until at least 28 days after the date the contract was signed.

Default on property deposit or contract of sale

If you are faced with a buyer who defaults on the contract of sale or the agreed deposit, you should seek independent legal advice.

物业存款金额

有没有法律设定的存款金额的财产出售。存款通常是:

购买价格的10%

在买方作出要约时支付。
买方可以支付全额押金或部分押金,用在销售合同中规定的日期支付其余部分。

如果属性正在从提供一个潜在的买家,这并不禁止作出要约或查看属性其他潜在买家。一个属性仍然是市场上直到两个买卖双方同意并签订销售合同。

如果合同的条件得不到满足,那么将不退还押金。

其中,财产押金举行

如果一个代理管理销售,买方将支付定金到该代理。该代理将持有的信托账户存款到结算日,或将其转移到产权转让的或法律执业者的信托账户。

如果代理不管理销售:

买家将直接交定金给你
你必须支付押金,以你的律师,法律执业者或产权转让,或银行在一个专用帐户中的授权接受存款机构在维多利亚。该帐户必须在两个买方和你的名字。
提前释放的财产押金
买方可以释放存款钱给你早于结算日。为了做到这一点,则:

合同必须是无条件的

买方必须满足与你的债务信息,通常提供作为附件,以销售合同的证明。如果您所请求的存款提前释放,你必须提供证据向买方满意,要么:
没有担保的债务对财产
有担保对财产债务的总金额不超过物业销售价格的80%。
买方无法释放保证金,直到合同签订之日起至少28天。

拖欠物业存款或销售合同

如果你正面临着​​谁在销售合同或约定的违约定金,你应寻求独立法律意见买家