What do I need to know if I'm buying a property?

If there are any unpaid charges owed by the vendor to South East Water that are not paid on settlement, the purchaser will inherit the debt on the property and be responsible for payment of this debt.
The right to place a charge over a property belonging to another person until a debt is paid is called ‘lien’.
Lien charges apply to:
  • water usage charge
  • sewage disposal charge
  • trade waste charge
  • sewerage and water service charges
  • fire service water usage

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