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I bought my new flat in NSW on 17 Dec 2019 and part of the settlement papers I signed included a Strata Search which clearly states No Arrears for my flat.
Now I’ve received my first Strata fee invoice, which shows Arrears of some $500, unpaid by my vendor.
On querying this with the Strata Manager he just rudely says I have to pay, no discussion.
My conveyancer (solicitor) said they have contacted the vendor’s s solicitor who is chasing it up with him with no response so far. She also said that although in the Settlement papers it shows No Arrears this popped up 3 days after I signed and that the SM should have indicated on the Settlement papers that there was a fee notice coming up to be paid by the vendor Obviously if I’d known this I would have delayed the purchase until they were paid.
What I’m wondering is are the signed Settlement papers legally binding?
Is the SM required to try and chase the debt themselves.
If it should happen that the vendor won’t pay the debt (likely) who is responsible to pay the debt? The OC, me? I’ve done a lot of searching but can’t find anything to address this.
[NB: This post was originally infested with leftover coding from a copy and paste (probably from an Apple device). That’s 10 minutes of my life I won’t get back, cleaning it up. A little consideration please! JimmyT]
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