- devilspaceMember@devilspaceJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 1
I'm settling on an IP on Monday. Just wondering if any of you have had an experience when your pre-settlement inspection shows the property isn't up to scratch?
What is the recourse and turn around times?
The reason I ask is that my pre-settlement inspection is only 4 hours before settlement takes place.
I'm not too concerned as the apartment was very well maintained by the vendor (owner-occupied), but I still have a niggling little thought at the back of my mind of "what if?".
ThanksCatalystParticipant@catalystJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 1,404
Ok the pre settlement inspection is to make sure everything is AS IT WAS WHEN you signed the contract.
It is NOT for you to find faults with the property that you didn't notice before.
SO IF there are things that have changed- eg the dishwasher is now missing, someone has trashed the kitchen etc then you delay settlement until it's recitfied or you can hold back money. That's what your solicitor is for.
IF at the inspection you discover that the garage is made from asbestos- too bad.
Hope that clears up what the inspection is for. Many people think it's a time to find faults. It's not.jenni_nextplace.com.auMember@jenni_nextplace.com.auJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 36
As per catalyst.
You get onto your solicitor straight away and settlement gets delayed until its all sorted. It either gets fixed or you get a discount on the purchase price.
It is generally fairly rare. Although a lot of new owners tend to suck up on the little stuff. E.G pool cleaning stuff gone, shelving in the shed etc….