This will depend on your situation. The best practice is to contact us to discuss your situation so we can ensure the contract has all the necessary clauses to protect your interest. Possible clauses you may need can include making the contract to buy conditional on your current home selling, being satisfied with the search results or council approvals all being in place, or the seller attending to fixing their pool fence prior to settlement. If you do not discuss your situation prior to signing the contract then we cannot ensure you are protected about important issues.