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Posted by4 hours ago

Hello! Hoping you can help me with some perspectives on this.

As part of the CoS, I included the clause (which was signed and agreed upon) "all rubbish and left over materials in the roof space must be removed prior to settlement". There was a heap of boxes, rubbish, and misc stuff up there that was removed.

I performed the presettlement inspection recently and it wasn't completely clean. I've attached a photo of what looks like styrofoam balls left in the space and other things. I got a quote just to see how much it would cost and shared the same image and one of the tradesmen said it could be asbestos.

My Solicitor said it's difficult because the REA said I could clean the rest up and if they don't finish the job before settlement then my options are limited.

So my questions are:

- What do I do if they don't clean out the space?

- Is this asbestos?

- Do I escalate this? ANy other advice?

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Posted by19 hours ago
  • r/AusProperty - I know it’s not great photos but just from guessing do you think that’s a double or queen bed? Can’t find floorplan anywhere online.
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Posted by1 day ago

Hey,

Mate of the missus got a unbranded security installed, still does the triple bolt and honestly looks damn nice.

I had crimsafe come out and give us a quote and it ran in at just over 8k, the guy that done her mates place is due to come give a quote as well.

Has anyone used unbranded stuff at all? What are you thoughts? The guy she wants to use I want to scrutinize, such as qbcc registered, length of business license and such, I know using this guy warranty might be a bit hard that is my main issue.

I've talk to some other people, and apparently new home build are offered crimsafe or unbranded as well.

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Posted by1 day ago

Hi, Would love to hear from people with actual recent experience of building.

Let's use this Metricon house as an example.

$271k base price. What is the true final cost that I'd be looking at? What factors raised the price (e.g. upgrades $50k, driveways/paths $30k etc.)

This is a question about the true cost, all in for a new build on an empty block.

The block is flat and requires minimal additional cost wrt footings.

We're trying to compare the cost of reno vs new build.

Thank you.

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Posted by1 day ago

I saw people are saying dont buy now just wait for few months and prices would drop, Im no property/economic expert, just a person looking to buy my first home, or build one. Is this a good time, or should ai just wait, property prices have gone up in past year crazily in SA (Adelaide)

Your thoughts are much appreciated.

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Posted by1 day ago

As per title, I'm in VIC renting in an apartment with its own water meter. So I understand that I will need to pay for usage. However after 6 months of living in this apartment (and two water invoices already) my REA is now telling me they want a copy of my driver's license so they can transfer the water bill under my name.

My question is why does it now need to be under my name when previously I would just get a copy of the water bill and an invoice to pay it.

For some context at my previous 5 years of renting interstate (WA and NSW) I have not needed to have the water bill under my name.

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