Made an offer and the agent said the owner is happy with the offer, and there is another buyer is offering at the same level, so whoever exchange the contract first gets the property. The reason why I want this property is because it has a very nicely built pool house apart from the main house (which is really a granny flat has a full kitchen, bathroom, laundry etc. but is called as a pool house without an actual pool), and the owner and agent insist that the pool house has been fully approved. According to my own research, the owner has a DA approval of garage and cabana back in 2012, but it was never finalised according to the certifier company they hired. And they couldn’t provide an occupation certificate for the alteration (which is supposed to be a garage and cabana but end up as a pool house). Council said they don’t do retrospective approval for such construction and since it’s zoned as environmental sensitive zone E3, my guessing is it will never ever get approved. So I’m really worried about my risk here, should I pursue this deal? Thank you.