Does Defense Housing (DHA) tend to use the same quantity surveyor for all properties in a state? I have a Melbourne property built in 1995 that was managed by DHA for 20 years. The previous owner is an elderly gentleman with not much insight, recently changed accountants etc., so not easy to get a Div 43 notice per ITAA 1936 SECT 262A (4AJA). Selling agent suggests to try to talk to DHA first. Has anyone here managed to successfully get historical Div 43 or even Div 40 data from the DHA? It feels like talking to a gov agency could be a long journey with an uncertain outcome. Perhaps the DHA tends to stick to one QS company in Melbourne, and I could just approach the QS directly? And if I managed to identify the QS company who did the depreciation reports for this property, would they be able to re-use the existing data? Is there even much value/savings in trying to get the older capital works and P&E depreciation data vs. just starting from scratch using estimates? I assume the surveyors have seen everything and would be very accurate in estimating the age and cost of things? On the other hand having an older report would surely speed things up and save costs?