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  • Profile photo of Earnest1Earnest1
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    @earnest1
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    Hello everyone!

    I am just about to (hopefully) buy my first property, an apartment in the Melbourne CBD – which I intend to use as a PPOR.

    I have a great mortgage broker, and have financial pre-approval.

    What I want to know is:

    Would you recommend having a building / pest inspection done?  The sellers agent has said that it is unnecessary for an apartment, but I am reluctant to move forward without it.  Am I being overly cautious?

    Can anyone recommend a good conveyancer in Melbourne?

    I'm terrified of making a mistake so any help, or words of wisdom are much appreciated!

    Cheers!

    Profile photo of Jamie MooreJamie Moore
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    @jamie-m
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    You could try checking with the body corporate to see if a pest inspection has been carried out lately. As for the building inspection, I would organise one. Remember, the real estate agent is working for the vendor and not you – for that reason, I wouldn't rely soley on his/hers information.

    In any case, a building inspection on a unit should be a fair bit cheaper than a house.

    Jamie Moore | Pass Go Home Loans Pty Ltd
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    Profile photo of onthemoneyonthemoney
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    I agree absolutely, get a building and pest inspection for sure on any purchase.

    Try these guys for an inspection http://www.aussiespect.com.au/
    And conveyancing http://www.lexcon.com.au/

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