Category: Buying property

The 3 Landgate searches every buyer should make

The simplest pre-purchase enquiry a buyer can make about a property is to obtain copies of relevant documents (searches) from Landgate.  Landgate is the state government’s land information authority and is responsible for maintaining records of land in Western Australia.  You can obtain copies of Landgate document for any property in Western Australia, even if you don’t own it.

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Buyers: Let’s talk about real estate agents

Like any good sales people, real estate agents work hard to build trust with buyers, and will often invest many hours in identifying properties of interest to you. This is all for the good, so long as you remember that your friendly agent is being paid by the seller  – not you  – and as such owes his/her client (the seller) a contractual and moral duty to obtain the highest price possible.

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The O&A – what buyers need to know

When you find a property that you want to buy, the seller’s agent will invite you to make a written offer.  Agents usually write up offers based on your instructions to them, but if you are contemplating changes to the standard contract provisions we strongly recommend you engage a lawyer to draft the contract.

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