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Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by joel, 12th Nov, 2015.

  1. joel

    joel Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in a property but the agent does not have a floor plan. Does he need to provide one or is it reasonable to ask for one to be drafted? How much does one cost?
     
  2. Westminster

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    Floor plans are completely optional.
    Depending on the state is how much they cost. I think they are quite reasonably priced in Adelaide
    @Corey Batt I think has told me how much they are but I can't remember
     
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    I only found one mob when Googling it.. $180 for a 3 bedder
     
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    Does the local council not hold a copy?
     
  5. Xenia

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    You may be able to find old floor plans for the property online.

    It's not mandatory that the agent provides them but it is certainly beneficial to include them in a listing.
     
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    I'm guessing this is an interstate property?
     
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    Negative, it's in Adelaide, I'm in Adelaide. Googling hasn't returned anything.
    If anyone knows where I can get one cheaply drawn up, I'm all ears. It's a 3 bedder but it has a bit of a funny layout.
     
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    So how come you don't just walk thru the place and do a rough sketch yourself?
     
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    Do you want to use the plans to work out a better layout?

    Then the council or paying for it is about the only option there is.

    As you are local there are some phone apps which might be able to do a so-so job together with actual measurements to DIY it.
     
  10. joel

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    I want exact measurements so I can begin to plan renovations etc accordingly. I'm not accurate enough, I'll make mistakes.
     
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    The floor plans are also inaccurate if you read them on the fine print it is only a suggestion of the house and actual measurements may differ.

    If you want to draw one yourself go to Bunnings and buy a laser light measurement device for $100 and make it yourself :)

    Also it isn't a requirement but I think for the investment it truly helps sell a property - the ones that include a rough layout of the house on the yard which encourages interstate buyers to consider the property.
     
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    A plan of a property is very useful, I also use Google Earth to have a look at back/front yard and what other houses in the street are like and the local shops - saved me going to an inspection yesterday when I checked and found whole of backyard taken up by pool.
     
  13. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Spoken like a true engineer :)
     
  14. joel

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    It'd be the worst house on the street (for now)
     
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    Make sure it's a decent laser measure and not those cheapy ultrasonic ones.

    I think the cheapest one from bunnings is a Bosch @ $150

    I have one of these, best things ever!
     
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    Possibly.. it's 600-700sqm
     
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    Spend a bit more and get the one that does longer distance. :)