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Strata tip 67: Buying – Settlement delays and early possession  

Few lawyers appreciate just how much hassle is involved in moving house; including packing, booking removalists and then being on hand to distribute those dozens of boxes throughout the (usually much smaller) unit that you are moving into.  If there is a delay with settlement, ask your lawyer whether it’s possible to obtain early possession, from the original settlement date.  You’ll be surprised at how often it’s granted; usually because the seller has also made arrangements to move out!