Earnest1Member@earnest1Join Date: 2010Post Count: 1
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!Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
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.