Historically, the preparation and certification of Form 1s has been undertaken by Real Estate Agents. However, through discussions with many Real Estate Agents, we understood that the preparation and certification of Form 1s created a number of concerns for both Agents and Vendors. In 2010, the Eckermann Group established Eckermann Vendor Statements (EVS) to provide a dedicated team of Form 1 specialists.

Entrusting Eckermann Vendor Statements (EVS) with your Form 1 preparation and certification requirements will alleviate these concerns and provide a number of substantial benefits:

  • Form 1s are becoming increasingly technical, with numerous legislation changes taking place. This, combined with Purchasers and Purchasers’ representatives increasing their scrutiny of Form 1s in case of a defective Form 1 being served, means the process can also be time consuming. The EVS team is experienced and up to date with all legislation and industry changes. and is able to provide accurate and timely information to both Agents and Vendors.
  • EVS will order, follow up and review all searches required to complete a Form 1, saving Agents valuable time, and enabling Agents to concentrate on marketing properties and attracting the highest possible price.
  • Our EVS team members are experienced Form 1 professionals; it is their full time job to ensure that all Form 1s are delivered accurately and on time, reducing the risk borne by the Agent and Vendor through inexperienced office employees preparing Form 1s, or the preparation being delayed until the Agent returns to the office.
  • Form 1 workloads are often inconsistent, resulting in an office being overstaffed in quiet times and unable to meet deadlines or taking shortcuts in busy times. EVS has a large specialised Form 1 team that is not reliant on a single person or a few key people, ensuring that quality service can be delivered to Agents and Vendors, all year round, without interruption or delay.

With the support of Eckermann Steinert Conveyancers, South Australia’s largest and most experienced Conveyancing firm, and, Eckermann Commercial Lawyers leading Adelaide property law specialists, Eckermann Vendor Statements can assist with a range of services designed to save time, money and resources.

Our Form 1 process is streamlined and highly efficient. We have created clear and easy to use Form 1 Request forms and Vendor Questionnaires, which provide all of the vital information required to begin the Form 1 preparation.

Eckermann Vendor Statements certifies the Form 1 as a ‘Person authorised to act on behalf of Vendor’s agent’, through the application of section 37 of the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994. 

All instructions emailed to an Agent’s EVS email address to prepare and certify a Form 1 are received by all EVS team members simultaneously. This ensures no requests are missed in the case of absenteeism or otherwise, and tasks can be actioned as soon as possible.

We look forward to preparing and certifying Form 1s for you and other Agents in your office, to enable you to concentrate on selling property and relieve you of the risk of preparing a defective Form 1.

To discuss any aspect of Form 1s or find out more about the protocol and forms, please contact our experienced team at Eckermann Vendor Statements.

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