Obtain as much information from the selling agent/previous owner when purchasing a property.
Very often renovations/additions have been completed on older properties, this will result in a capital works claim for any renovations/additions completed on a property post 1985 – in order for us to determine a value, we will require a year of completion. Renovation information e.g. kitchen, bathroom or laundry should be easily available from the selling agent / previous owner. Whilst property additions such as pergolas, swimming pools, room extension completion dates will be available from the selling agent/previous owner/or council (as they have approval). The council is very helpful and will supply the owner of the property with this information verbally via a simple phone call.