Property inspection checklist

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Handy checklist to help you compare properties, to use at a pre-settlement inspection or before you accept the keys / take full ownership of the property.  

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Property inspection checklist

Property details

Property 1 Property 2 Property 3 Property 4
Address        
Age of property        
Type of sale:        
* Private - sellers phone number        
* Agent - agent's phone number        
* Auction - auction date        
Price        
Inspection date        
Checklist (modify, as required)
Location:          
* sun (morning/evening)        
* distance from:        
- public transport        
- work        
- shops        
- schools        
* neighbours' report        
Outside condition (visual)
Building materials (note condition)        
* bricks (cracks?)        
* timber (warped/dry/rotting?)        
* gutters/downpipes (rust?)        
* roof (type of material?)        
* retaining walls        
* paintwork (blistered/bubbled?)        
* fencing        
Facilities        
* sewer or septic tank?        
* garage or carport?        
* clothesline (near laundry?)        
* shed?        
* swimming pool / spa (fenced, condition or pump and equipment?)        
* availability of mains water?        
Garden        
* private        
* size        
* trees (close to house/need pruning?)        
* pots (anything underneath?)        
* bore/reticulation (repsent and working?)        
Inside condition (visual)
Builiding materials:        
* Floor (coverings condition?level?)        
* walls and ceilings (cracks?)        
* insulation?        
* interior paintwork (condition)        
Ventilation in wet areas        
* mouldy walls        
* lifting tiles        
* peeling paintwork        
* any pools of water        
Facilities        
* enough power points?        
* toilets (flush ok?)        
* shower (pressure/heat)        
* bench tops (check condition)        
* curtains (usable?)        
* cooling / heating systems        
* general storage areas?        
Appliance / fittings (working?)        
* stove / wall oven        
* dishwasher        
* lights        
* taps (dripping / water pressure?)        
* hot water system        
Rooms        
* bedrooms (number/size/built in robes?)        
* bathrooms (numbers/ensuite?)        
* separate dining room?        
* extensions (council approved?)        
Estimate of renovation costs        

 

 

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