Final property inspections permitted

What was initially unclear, has now been confirmed.

The Victorian Government has now clarified that pre-settlement property inspections are permitted if a contract had been signed at the start of the ‘stay at home period’ (being 11:59pm on 5 August 2020).

Any such inspections should be undertaken during permitted hours (having regard to the current curfew hours imposed by the Victorian Government).

The above clarification coupled with the utilisation of e-conveyancing means there’s no reason why property settlements cannot proceed seamlessly in Victoria over the course of the next 6 weeks.