After settlement on of our investment properties we received an overdue notice (relating to a period prior to our purchase) from the Body Corporate Manager and paid it. Recently, however, I was going back through our records and found there was no adjustment in our favour on the purchase settlement statement for overdue Body Corporate fees. I assume our solicitor made an error in not claiming an adjustment in our favour. We should have picked up on it at the time I guess, however the full settlement statement comes through post settlement so there isn't much you can do if it is incorrect. I'm just curious to know if we were liable for the debt or should the previous owner have been billed ? Perhaps this indicates that we should obtain the complete settlement figures prior to settlement and check them carefully instead of relying on the professional we are paying to act on our behalf.