Negotiating house price after building inspection
As I have mentioned before, Building & Pest reports are the single most important thing you can do when buying a house. And when you are buying an older property like a Queenslander in Brisbane, it’s common for there to be small problems around the property.
- 🏚 Cracked glass, broken windows
- 🏚 Wet rot to cabinets in bathroom and kitchen sink
- 🏚 Insufficient drainage
Provided the problems aren’t structural you can use these to negotiate a lower house price EVEN AFTER you’ve signed a contract of sale. Let’s look at this example:
While it might look like these are scary problems, after talking with a builder the owner found out it would only cost between $2,000 to $3,000 to fix.
They used this to go back to the real estate agent and negotiate a further $10,000 off the price!