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Light bulbs fixed prior to settlement ??

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by See Change, 10th Dec, 2015.

  1. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    Our Mosman units settle tomorrow and I just had a phone call from the selling agents saying a couple of light bulbs need replacing ...

    Was just slightly surprised

    Has anyone been asked to change light bulbs prior to settlement ?

    Cliff
     
  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Crikey!!! Talk about picky.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    This is why SA doesn't do final inspections ;)
     
  4. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    In VIC technically you don't need to, unless it was part of the contract. Not sure about other states.

    As it isn't deemed to be a fixed fixture or fitting.

    If you need a tool to remove the light bulb then it could be deemed to be fixed.

    TV brackets are usually where people get mistaken and forgot to put on the contract excludes TV bracket. However if you did forget to exclude it then the TV bracket stays but the TV is free to go as they can slide on.
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @See Change Why didn't you get the power disconnected from behind the board prior to final inspection?
     
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  6. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Probably those big expensive round fluros. If they were working at sale then I think you would be liable. But, is the purchaser going to refuse to settle because of this??
     
  7. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    That's what I thought ....

    He's a solicitor and spent a few months looking before he bought ours , he's been picky and plays games ...

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  8. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    Probably not ... but for the sake of a few bucks ...

    I'm enjoying the thought of him being on the company board :cool:

    Pity I won't be around to see it .

    The Place has various maintenance issues ( as do most old character blocks ) that need to be addressed and the notes for the up coming Annual meeting have a proposal to repaint all the iron work and front doors ( quite a few thousand ) . Main benefit will be the colours will match , however there were no proposals about the fire audit , grouting that needs fixing , the windows that are rotting etc

    Part of the reason why we sold was the illogicality of some of the board members .

    The experience has increased our desire to live in a non Strata place moving on.

    Cliff
     
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    Just a power thing. I used to push back against that sort of stuff, but now I just smile and move on.
     
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    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    Exactly . I was SO tempted to do nothing ( just for the sake of it , but have asked the agent to get them replaced .

    The way I look at it , is he's the one with the problems .

    Cliff
     
  11. Biz

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    Tell them the deal is off!!!
     
  12. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    we can't pull out .... don't want to . Had to talk to solicitor for another reason and she said we could just ignore it . She hadn't been approached by other side re it.

    Cliff
     
  13. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    If this is in NSW, the purchaser has to show proof that they were working at the time of the offer being made. I.e. date stamped recording or photograph.

    If you have/want to accommodate his request, get the selling agent to buy the bulbs and have the purchaser sign off acceptance and have the monies added to the commission.
     
  14. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Put in some party lights as replacements!
     
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  15. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Ultraviolets are better :p
     
  16. Wall Street

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    It is Christmas - light that baby up!