The Property will normally remain at the risk of the Vendor until settlement, however there have been circumstances we are personally aware of, where substantial damage was caused to a property by fire prior to settlement, and the Vendors insurance did not cover the damage.
It is advised to obtain House Insurance upon signing a Contract of Sale as at this time you have an equitable interest in the Property.
It is also likely that if you are obtaining finance from a lending institution, the lender will require you to produce a fully paid up Insurance Policy or Certificate of Currency for at least a six month period showing a minimum replacement value and the lenders name on the policy as mortgagee. It is usual for a lender to refuse to attend settlement until they have sighted such document.
For further information or specific questions answered, please do not hesitate to contact us.