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Property Going to Auction where someone passed away 2 months ago

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by melbournian, 7th Mar, 2016.

  1. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    i went to an inspection over the weekend. The agent called me and said the s32 would be send however she needed to let me know there was a death in the property in the last 2 months (really the tenant). She said she could not disclose due to privacy. i tried to gather more details (as to whether it was murder, homocide etc) and the signs she said it wasn't anything of a suspicious nature.

    What are anyone's thoughts on this? would someone consider this property?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Only violent crimes need to be disclosed, house behind me had a suicide - that was not a crime & not disclosed at the time of sale.
     
  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Imagine how many people have died in properties over the years. Unless you have a brand new property the chances are someone has died in the room you sleep in.

    Creepy?
     
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  4. Baker

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    I would put in an unconditional low-ball offer. Could make a killing.

    *cough*

    sorry.
     
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  5. Magnet

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    It's not a deceased estate subject to probate? That would be my only concern as it would hold you up 6 or so months
     
  6. WestOz

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    Or under it, concider the indigenous owners and many years of colonization.
     
  7. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    well apparently it was the tenants. and it was build in the 50s. it doesn't really bother me as i don't live there. is it true only violent crimes need to be disclosed?
     
  8. Scott No Mates

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    well apparently it is suicide which was outside the property as in not in the property.
     
  10. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a house for rent not far away where a murder happened fairly recently. There is no mention of the history in the rental listing. I wonder if the tenants, learning from neighbours after they've signed a lease, would have grounds to end the lease?
     
  11. melbournian

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    @wylie interesting though sales and rentals must be diff. I will go to the auction irrespective out of curiosity to see if ppl do mind or not
     
  12. Lisa Parker- Buyers Agent

    Lisa Parker- Buyers Agent Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I think it varies. I had friends looking at a home recently. There was a suicide in the garage in the house opposite. wife didn't want to buy the house. Husband had no issue with it. Didn't happen in the house they were interested in. Just the one opposite, yet it still impacted the sale to this particular couple.

    I purchase deceased estates and have no issues with it. I personally wouldnt buy if there were other situations, like suicide or violent crimes, even drug uses previously in the house make me not want to go there.

    If I didn't know, and nothing felt weird in the property I would buy. If it felt weird, I would weigh it up.