I've signed a contract and paid a deposit (5%) for an off the plan townhouse in November of last year. Completion is due around August of this year. I'm also a first home buyer in QLD and eligible for the first home owner grant. I've looked around but cannot really find confirmation on how the grant works. What date is the one that counts towards securing the grant, date of signing the contract, date of completion, date of Settlement etc? How I apply for the grant and when? How the grant is paid? I'm also looking to secure finance for the property but want make sure the approval does not expire before the townhouse is completed, I've around a 30% deposit.