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Susan Cramer Real Estate Agency

Located in Hampton park, we service properties for rent or sale in the entire south eastern area of Victoria.

 

Due Diligence Checklist

What you need to know before buying a residential property

Before you buy a home, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you. The questions are a starting point only and you may need to seek professional advice to answer some of them. You can find links to organisations and web pages that can help you learn more, by visiting consumer.vic.gov.au/duediligencechecklist.

Urban living
Moving to the inner city?
High density areas are attractive for their entertainment and service areas, but these
activities create increased traffic as well as noise and odours from businesses and people. Familiarising yourself with the character of the area will give you a balanced understanding of what to expect.

Is the property subject to an owners corporation?
If the property is part of a subdivision with common property such as driveways or grounds, it may be subject to an owners corporation. You may be required to pay fees and follow rules that restrict what you can do on your property, such as a ban on pet ownership.

Growth areas
Are you moving to a growth area?
You should investigate whether you will be required to pay a growth areas infrastructure contribution.

Flood and fire risk
Does this property experience flooding or bushfire?
Properties are sometimes subject to the risk of fire and flooding due to their location. You should properly investigate these risks and consider their implications for land management, buildings and insurance premiums.

Rural properties
Moving to the country?
If you are looking at property in a rural zone, consider:
• Is the surrounding land use compatible with your lifestyle expectations? Farming can create noise or odour that may be at odds with your expectations of a rural lifestyle.
• Are you considering removing native vegetation? There are regulations which affect your ability to remove native vegetation on private property.
• Do you understand your obligations to manage weeds and pest animals?
• Can you build new dwellings?
• Does the property adjoin crown land, have a water frontage, contain a disused government road, or are there any crown licences associated with the land?

Is there any earth resource activity such as mining in the area?
You may wish to find out more about exploration, mining and quarrying activity on or near the property and consider the issue of petroleum, geothermal and greenhouse gas sequestration permits, leases and licences, extractive industry authorisations and mineral licences.

Soil and groundwater contamination
Has previous land use affected the soil or groundwater?
You should consider whether past activities, including the use of adjacent land, may have caused contamination at the site and whether this may prevent you from doing certain things to or on the land in the future.

Properties For Sale

Looking to sell? then contact us today. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and committed to obtaining the best possible price.

Sell your house with Susan Cramer Real Estate and you won’t be disappointed. We obtain the best possible price and give you outstanding service. You will always be updated as to the marketing progress on your sale and never left wondering if we are working hard for you.

We work 7 days a week and are here to ensure you get the price and service you expect.

Buyers Advocatcy Services

Looking for a new home or investment property but don't have the time to search through 100's of properties. Call us for a detailed analysis and complete shortlist suited to your needs.

Whether you are looking for a new home, new place to rent or to purchase a investment property, call us. We search through 100’s of homes and rentals daily on your behalf. We will then short list these properties according to your requirements. Once we have found you the right property, we conduct building inspections, council checks and building permits to ensure you are purchasing a sound property. We can also negotiate the price on your behalf and supply you a detailed list of comparable sales in the area and any sales recently made in that street. We also conduct suburb profiles and give you a full detailed report, in which we sit down with you and go over all the pro’s and con’s of that purchase.

Rent / Investors

Whether you are looking to find that perfect rental to live in; The perfect tenant; or find a great investment property, Susan Cramer can assist you with finding a perfect match.

Looking To Rent:
View properties listed on the site and contact us for a personal inspection.

Finding the perfect tenant:
We have a very strict checking system and ensure that full, ‘detailed’ photographs are taken of your investment. All prospective tenants are personally interviewed and all references are fully checked. We get it right the first time, rather than putting out fires.

Investments:
Looking for an investment that gives you maximum return, contact us for advice and to be added to our database. We conduct regular investment seminars which contain lots of useful advice and tips to ensure you are always on the right track.