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Damage prior to settlement

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by Drgonzo, 11th Oct, 2015.

  1. Drgonzo

    Drgonzo Well-Known Member

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    in Western Australia, if there is damage or something stolen from a property after final inspection but prior to settlement who is responsible? There is some mixed information available from department of commerce on this issue eg. that it is up to the time of final inspection or up to settlement date?
     
  2. legallyblonde

    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure. I was always under the impression that you want to complete the final inspection as close as possible to the settlement time to try avoid this!
     
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  3. Travelbug

    Travelbug Well-Known Member

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    Yes that is why people generally do the inspection the day before. We had an issue once where the vendors removed the dishwasher. We had to go there on the day of settlement then ring the solicitor to say go ahead.
    If you go to settlement and things aren't right, don't settle. Once you have settled that's it. So if you notice something is wrong after your inspection, you must have gone again- why?