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PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS A MUST

30 Sep 2011 Cleveland 0 Comment

You are about to make one of the biggest purchases of your life – a real estate property. Why wouldn’t you want to know the quality of your asset-to-be?

Whether new or old, every property should be inspected prior to purchase. There are basically three reasons for doing so.

First, you want to know the true condition of the property and any problems or faults it contains. The second reason is that the pre-purchase report may affect the purchase price. You may want to negotiate a lower price in view of the cost of an essential repair named in the report. Or you may request the owner to rectify the situation before proceeding with the purchase.

The third reason is that further investigation of a problem may be necessary by a third party specialist from another profession altogether.

You will also be best served by getting independent building & pest inspectors as opposed to a tradesperson. That way they won’t be plying their trade, but, instead, will give you a straight-forward assessment of maintenance issues and possible white ant problems.

The idea is to get to the source of problems, not just their symptoms. Painting over cracks doesn’t stop rising or falling damp for example. Other common concerns often need knowledgeable attention are leaking roofs, cracking tiles, drainage problems and white ant damage.

If I can be of assistance in any matter pertaining to real estate, feel free to phone me on 07 3286 1266 or call into our friendly office cnr Middle & Doig Streets, Cleveland.


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