What to Consider When Buying a Property
Selecting a property to buy is an important decision which should not be made in haste. Some of the factors which should be considered are listed below:
Use a surveyor to verify the site boundary positions and check there are no encroachments between properties.
Check if there are any easements over the property that grant access rights to other parties.
Arrange for a geotechnical investigation to identify what type of foundation materials exist. Certain ground materials can have a big impact on structural requirements and construction costs.
Search availability of services such as water, sewer, gas, electricity, telecommunications including NBN.
Consider sun orientation, prevailing breezes, and views from the site.
Identify there are no obstructions for site access such as trees, bus shelters etc.
Check authority development regulations including permitted uses, flood mapping and transport noise corridors.
Visit the property at different times during the day such as peak hour, middle of the day and at night to experience the variable conditions.
Talk to the neighbours if possible, to get a locals perspective.
Always seek legal advice when purchasing a property.
Consult with Mark Williams Architects prior to buying and
we can help you evaluate the suitability of the property.