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It's important or not house have a building certificate?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Klark Kent, 13th Feb, 2016.

  1. Klark Kent

    Klark Kent Member

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    I'm going to buy my first home, could anyone tell me what should I do if a house do not have building certificate ? It's ok or not ? Do I really need get the building certificate?
     
  2. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Only if you want to sell or be covered by some insurers
     
  3. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    No biggie ;)
    A house built in 1940, you could understand.
    A house build in 2016? Why wouldn't you get it?
     
  4. Klark Kent

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    Got it, building certificate always 7 years valid?I check lot of contract and only got one include building certificate...
     
  5. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Mostly never included with a contract for sale in NSW.
     
  6. moyjos

    moyjos Well-Known Member

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    Given that a house is a BIG deal finance wise .. It continuously amazes me that the banks don't demand a building certificate at purchase .

    I just don't get why the banks don't care about the condition (and care) of their asset.
     
  7. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Because the onus is on you
     
  8. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    In the gol old days (when you had no choice but to rely on council for the DA&BA), when you completed works you had council undertake the final inspection and issue the 317AE.

    Why the reluctance to get a document which says that that certifying authority certifies that it has been completed?