Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Is your home ready for summer? Lots of us take time off over the Christmas and New Year period and while the weather is good, it’s a great time to catch up on those chores that are hard to fit into our daily schedules. Here are our top tips to enjoy your holiday and your […]
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How to test your RCDs

Residual current devices (RCDs) are an essential safety feature in any home. It is the seller’s responsibility to ensure that a home has at least two compliant RCDs installed before sale. But as a buyer, you need to understand why RCDs are so important, and how to make sure they remain fully functional after you […]
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How rookie advice about a structural inspection almost cost a buyer thousands

A recent settlement case has highlighted the need for agents to understand the implications of ‘structural inspection clauses’, particularly, what it addresses and what it doesn’t.   This was clearly demonstrated when a rookie agent incorrectly advised a buyer that some maintenance issues at a property would be covered by a structural inspection clause, potentially […]
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Settlement day: What really happens?

Have you ever wondered what actually happens on settlement day? Yeah, sure, you get a call from your settlement agent to tell you your property has settled. But what really happens inside the settlement agency black box in the hours leading up to that call? Well, the answer to that question depends on whether you’re […]
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The pitfalls of nominating a lender

Applying for finance through the wrong lender could place you at risk of legal action A recent settlement has highlighted the risks created when buyers ignore the requirements of the Subject to Finance clause on the Offer and Acceptance. In this case, the buyer made an offer subject to finance approval from the ANZ. But, […]
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