Does anyone have tricks on getting owner details of a property you're interested in buying in but not listed by any agent? e.g. neighbours I tried the following and experienced the following obstacles (all assuming owner doesn't live there) 1) if tenanted, I call up leasing agent - agent will get sales agent to approach owner instead of passing on details, commission payable for no good reason 2) called up council pretending to be neighbour with fence issue - council not cooperative despite this. The best result was Hills Shire - they gave me a mailing address, which turned out fine in the end, but that was 1 out of around 4 councils I tried 3) title search - just gets me names - if they dont have online presence I get stuck here Any creative ideas? One more situation - say i was interested in a property for sale and have the contract, but property doesn't sell for months - withdrawn from market, I still have contract - when will it be OK for an 'unrelated party' to approach the owner?