You’ll want to gather information about the property you’re interested in including the necessary documents you’ll need, spotting problem building materials and leaky homes while using our Property Checker to help you assess the house further.
So, you’ve seen a property you like? Here’s how to check out the neighborhood, spot any traffic issues and learn about any planned developments.
Use our list to make sure you’ve found out as much as possible about a property before making an offer. Plus, learn why we recommend hiring an accredited property inspector to help you.
Find out what official documents can help you learn more about a property, such as the title, LIM report, council property file, independent valuation, and body corporate documents.
Learn about the potential risks of buying a leaky building and find out how to identify one.
Find out how to identify problematic building materials (such as Dux Quest piping, weatherside cladding and asbestos) before you make an offer on a property.
Find out if natural disasters could have an impact on the property you’re interested in and how you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to buildings and land.
Find out what to do if you suspect a property is contaminated with methamphetamine, including what it means if it tests positive.