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  • Profile photo of acurabotacurabot
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    @acurabot
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    Hi guys,

    I’ve got a house under contract and currently in Due Diligence.
    The plan is to subdivide the property but the attached double garage goes over the middle boundary.

    As such, I need a turn key solution to:

    – Demolish attached double garage
    – Put up new matching brick wall
    – Trim roofing to fit new width
    – Remove any concrete slab
    – Remove driveway
    – Any permits, service disconnections required etc.

    I’ve called demolition companies and they only demolish, not build.
    I’ve then called some builders and the ones that do do it, won’t quote me unless I own the property. So I am stuck in limbo at the moment.

    Can anyone offer any opinions on what it would cost or how much I should allow for?
    Any recommendations in Brisbane would be appreciated also.

    We are going unconditional next Friday (29/02/19).

    Many thanks,
    Donnie

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    Profile photo of Steve McKnightSteve McKnight
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    @stevemcknight
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    Hey Donnie,

    Yes, this will be a problem unless you are the owner. A builder would be my trade of choice.

    I think the best way forward is to get the owner’s permission to do what you want to do once the property is unconditional. This is usually agreed as a special condition, but I would visit a lawyer to see if (and how) it can still be done now.

    All the best,

    – Steve

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    Profile photo of acurabotacurabot
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    Thanks Steve.

    Any guidance on what budget I should allow for this?

    Donnie

    Profile photo of Steve McKnightSteve McKnight
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    @stevemcknight
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    It’s going to depend on the scope of the works, and how urgently you need it done. The bigger the scope, and the higher the urgency, the bigger the cost. In respect to the legals, I would have thought circa $1000, less if you package it up with the conveyancing.

    – Steve

    Steve McKnight | PropertyInvesting.com Pty Ltd | CEO
    https://www.propertyinvesting.com

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