Have you ever wondered what a Buyer's Agent does to protect you when purchasing a property?
1 What bylaws and restrictions govern the property? Are there grandfathered clauses?
2 What is the date of the last depreciation report? Is a copy available?
3 Have engineering reports been done on the strata and are reports available?
4 How much is in the contingency reserve fund? How are funds invested?
5 How much are the monthly strata fees and what do they cover, for example, common area maintenance, recreational facilities, garbage collection, hot water, heat, cable?
6 What repairs have been made in the last decade, for example, major plumbing, roof, windows?
7 Have there been special assessments in the past five years? What did they cover and what was the cost per unit?
8 What percentage of units are owner occupied? What percentage are rental units?
9 Is there pending litigation, for example, for leaky condominium repairs?
10 What is the deductable on an individual unit?
Make sure you are protected by using a Buyers Agent to aid you in obtaining this information.