- TaylorChangParticipant@scha9799Join Date: 2009Post Count: 234
I went a property inspection, I asked the agent if I can take some photo of the property.
The agents said " not allowed".
I didn't say anything to him. but I was not very happy that I am not allowed to take photos of the property.
Just wondering if it is legal or if there is any regulation that the perspective buyer can't take photo of a property during the inspection ?
Anyone taking photos during the inspection ? how do you guys doing the research once leave inspection ?StormyMember@stormyJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 22
I took photos of my property but that was a vacant possession. In fact the Real Estate Agent encouraged it.
I can only imagine in your case it may have been a privacy issue and the vendor instructed the agent to discourage it.
ShaneJamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
I'm not sure about the legalities involved but it's quite a common request to have no photos taken during an inspection.
If I were the owner/tenant of the property and had my family pictures and belongings in the property, I'd also prefer that pictures weren't taken.
JamieDan42Member@dan42Join Date: 2008Post Count: 619
I'm with Jamie. You are in someone else's private property, so they can make the rules.J&TParticipant@jye-and-tahneeJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 37
Would have to agree with Jamie & Dan. I wouldn't be happy with people taking photos inside our home during an inspection.
Jye.JhaiMitchellMember@jhaimitchellJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 30
There has been issues in the past were people have taken phones of the security system and been robed after the home open.Scott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
Consider the breach of privacy issues that may arise.Surveying PropertyMember@surveying-propertyJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 1
Most people who ask me to survey their building would expect photo's as part of the report. If however someone objected then it is their property and their choice, so I would have to respect that.TaylorChangParticipant@scha9799Join Date: 2009Post Count: 234
I totally respect everyone's view. and really apprecicated everyone's contribution
but how would you be comfortable to put down hundred of thousands of dollars if you just walk in an out of an open inspection for 5 minuntes without detail analysing how much money you need to spend on repair, upgrade, or even some deficit you saw on the inspection time but on settlement date the owner/seller cover all them up ??
I often inspection more than 3 properties a day, and by the end of the day I already forgot all the structures, layout, damage of each property if i don't take some photos or do some sort of recording …..
I respect the privacy issue. But wouldn't normally agents inform the tenants/owners that perspective buyers are coming in and they would probably put the valuable items away already ???
If the agents/owners don't help perspective buyer to buy comfortably. how would they sell the property ? expecting some dumb people blindly hand over hundred of thousand of hard earning money ?!wilko1Participant@wilko1Join Date: 2010Post Count: 510
Agent " Are you taking photos of that room??!", You " Are you kidding i was sending a text msg to my mum".
A pen a paper should cover it though in those instances. quick sketch up of floor plan and notes on each room. Shouldn't take you more then the 5 minutes.