澳洲Australia property Quandry ? | Sydney


在澳大利亚 The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m


Purchased an IP in regional area in 2005 and had building inspection done which we were satisfied with.
Five years later after a period of increased rainfall, water starts entering a rear room of the house. We decided to call several builders out to look at this problem including the original builder who did the property inspection. All three builders had differing opinions on the causes and remedies for the problem. As a result of this we asked an engineer to provide a report. Of particular note in his report was that the rear room in question was a fibro clad addition. The originally building inspection had not indicated that this was an extension and we had just assumed that this was part of the original house. Long story short…… engineer noted internal floor level was same level as external concrete paving and the outside ground slopes upward away from rear addition.

We approached the builder who had done the original inspection. He both agreed and disagreed with some of the engineers comments, quoted a price to improve existing drainage, put new concrete down etc and this has remedied the problem. However, now on the other side of the room we have water leaking in through a gap between floor and wall. you can actually see daylight between the base of skirting board and floor.

So the problem rears its ugly head again. Would love to just sell property as husband has just been diagnosed with illness and no longer able to work full-time. Money is tight when it comes to spending on significant renovations. I feel we have purchased a dud. Insurance company already replaced carpet once because of water leakage and will be reluctant to do it again. One builder indicated that he thought the extension was very badly built and would not want to do the work.
Yet the original builder who did the inspection said nothing about the extension in his written report back in 2005. We are at the point where we don’t know who to trust  

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sounds like you are looking for a reason to sell it.... avoid this. you first need to work out whether you want to keep or sell (assume there is no water problem), then worry about this problem.  

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we have two other investment properties which we intend holding on to. this one has almost doubled in value since we purchased in 2005. it was a good buy but I think our money is better off invested elsewhere or being used to imrpove the other investment properties we have. given my husbands health issues we have had to evaluate our priorities for the future and we have to focus on choices that are going to reduce stress for him. Normally, however i would totally agree with the "never sell" theory  

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