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Why 'Subject to Finance' is Your Superpower in Home Buying

Hey there,

Imagine you're a superhero in the thrilling world of property buying. You've got the power to swoop in on your dream home, negotiate like a pro, and seal the deal. But what if we told you there's a special superpower that you might not be using yet? A secret weapon that could save you from some serious financial Kryptonite. Let us introduce you to the 'Subject to Finance' special condition.

So, what is 'Subject to Finance'?

'Subject to Finance' is a special condition you can include in your property contract that essentially means your offer to buy is conditional on getting the finance (loan approval) you need to purchase the property. It’s like a safety net that ensures you don't end up contractually obliged to buy a property you can't actually afford.

Why is it a Superpower?

Here's the scenario. You've found your dream Batcave, and you're ready to make an offer. But there's a hitch - your bank hasn't approved your loan yet. What if they don't lend you as much as you need, or worse, they reject your application altogether? Enter 'Subject to Finance'. It's your trusty shield, protecting you from getting stuck in a deal you can't afford.

How does it work?

Once your offer is accepted, and your contract is 'subject to finance', you'll have a specified period (usually a couple of weeks) to secure your loan. If your finance doesn't come through in that time, you can walk away from the contract without any legal consequences. It's like having a 'get out of jail free' card in your back pocket.

Tips for using your 'Subject to Finance' Superpower:

  1. Always include it: Even if you think your finance is a sure thing, it's always a good idea to include a 'Subject to Finance' clause. Banks can be unpredictable, and the property market can be as tricky as a villain's lair.

  2. Get legal advice: Contracts can be as complex as a superhero origin story. Don't try to navigate it alone. Get a property lawyer (like yours truly) to help you understand the terms and ensure your 'Subject to Finance' special condition is correctly included.

  3. Understand your timeline: Make sure you're clear on how long your 'Subject to Finance' period is and when it starts. Time management can be just as crucial as any superpower.

So there you have it, the power of 'Subject to Finance'. It may not sound as exciting as flying or super strength, but when it comes to buying property, it's a power you definitely want on your side. So suit up, include that special condition, and step into the property market with confidence.

Stay tuned for more insights into the world of property law. And remember, even superheroes need a little help sometimes, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance or advice.

Until next time,

Scott Williams

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