Questions to ask when buying a house
Have you found the house you want to buy?
Make sure to ask the agent these questions.
How long has it been on the market?
What have nearby properties sold for recently?
Was it owner occupied or rented out?
What schools is it zoned for?
Have there been any alterations?
Are all alterations permitted and certified?
Which chattels will remain?
Where are the property boundaries?
What is the current council valuation and rates?
Are they aware of any zoning restrictions?
Are there any covenants or restrictions registered on the title?
Are there any issues with property maintenance or damage that the agent knows about? (Such as collapsed drains or leaking).
And if it passes these questions then it is time to book a property inspection.