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New Apartment - Professional Inspection Required?

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by MasterCheif, 11th Nov, 2010.

  1. MasterCheif

    MasterCheif Active Member

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    Hi,

    I bought an apartment off the plan in Melbourne and it now nearing completion.

    I have been advised that it is ready for pre-settlement inspection.

    Do I need to get a professional to do the inspection (approx $600), or can I do it myself?

    Given it is a new apartment building, I assume I should be able to flesh out most defects myself? What do people recommend?

    Cheers,
    Trenton.
     
  2. Billv

    Billv Getting there

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    Trenton

    I'd go for a professional because even if you did find a defect or 2, how would you argue the point with the builder?
     
  3. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

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    Hi Trenton

    Definitely recommend hiring a professional building inspector (preferably one who specialises in new builds) for this- a list of defects is necessary to ensure the builder repairs according to warranty. Best of luck.
     
  4. MasterCheif

    MasterCheif Active Member

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    Thank-you, do you know of any companies which do this in Melbourne and approx. costs?
     
  5. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

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    Hi Master

    Try this fellow. He comes recommended from a very reputable BA colleague of mine from REBAA. (Real Estate Buyers Agent Association) Best of luck.

    Peter Alexander 0409495949.