Checklist for inspecting property

Property details

  • Address
  • Sale price
  • Property type (e.g. house, unit, townhouse)
  • Auction date (if applicable)

Real estate agent details

  • Company
  • Contact name
  • Phone number

Location

Public transport

  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Ferries
  • Light rail/tram

Education

  • Child care
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • TAFE
  • University

Medical

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Hospital
  • Other

Recreation

  • Gym
  • Parks
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Sporting clubs

Food and entertainment

  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping centres
  • Cinemas
  • Other
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping centres
  • Cinemas
  • Other

Exterior

Parking

  • Garage
  • Carport
  • Off-street

Structure

  • Brick
  • Weatherboard
  • Render
  • Windows
  • Paintwork
  • Fences
  • Roof
  • Guttering/pipes
  • Gardens

Aspect

  • North
  • South
  • East
  • West

Noise factors

  • Traffic
  • Trains
  • Planes
  • Other
  • Are there signs of damp around the house? (bubbling paint, a musty smell)
  • Is it possible to extend the property in the future?
  • Other

Strata

  • Condition of common areas
  • Number of units
  • Strata fees
  • Other

Bathrooms

Bathroom 1

  • Shower (free standing/bath)
  • Bath
  • Toilet
  • Vanity
  • Extraction fan
  • Storage
  • Tiles
  • Flyscreens
  • Heater
  • Tapware
  • Towel rails (heated/standard)
  • Floors (tile, floorboards, other)
  • Window locks
  • Water pressure
  • Power outlets
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Bathroom 2

  • Shower (free standing/bath)
  • Bath
  • Toilet
  • Vanity
  • Extraction fan
  • Storage
  • Tiles
  • Flyscreens
  • Heater
  • Tapware
  • Towel rails (heated/standard)
  • Floors (tile, floorboards, other)
  • Window locks
  • Water pressure
  • Power outlets
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Kitchen

  • Cooktop (gas/electric)
  • Oven (gas/electric)
  • Number of cupboards/storage
  • Cupboard finish (timber/laminate/glass)
  • Dishwasher
  • Benchtops
  • Rangehood
  • Paint/tiles
  • Floors (tile, floorboards, other)
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Aspect of windows
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Water pressure
  • Phone connection
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1

  • Built in wardrobes / storage
  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Ensuite
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Balcony
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Bedroom 2

  • Built in wardrobes / storage
  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Ensuite
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Balcony
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Bedroom 3

  • Built in wardrobes / storage
  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Ensuite
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Balcony
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Bedroom 4

  • Built in wardrobes / storage
  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Ensuite
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Balcony
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Living areas

Lounge

  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas outlets
  • Balcony
  • Storage
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Dining

  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas outlets
  • Balcony
  • Storage
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Family room

  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas outlets
  • Balcony
  • Storage
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Study

  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (carpet, tile, floorboards, other)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning (cooling/heating)
  • Fireplace
  • Aspect of windows
  • Light fittings
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Phone connection
  • TV connection (cable/free to air)
  • Power outlets
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas outlets
  • Balcony
  • Storage
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Laundry

  • Detached/internal
  • Sink
  • Tapware
  • Extraction fan
  • Storage
  • Tiles
  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Floors (tile, floorboards, other)
  • Window treatments (blinds/curtains)
  • Window locks
  • Flyscreens
  • Water pressure
  • Space for washing machine/dryer
  • Power outlets
  • Storage
  • Dimensions
  • Other

Outdoor areas

  • Garage (single/double)
  • Car space (single/double/covered)
  • Fences (timber/metal/brick/other)
  • Courtyard (covered/open)
  • Veranda/balcony/deck
  • Railing
  • Watering system
  • Shed
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • BBQ
  • Lighting
  • Garden
  • Lawns
  • Other

Sundry

  • Hot water system
  • Security system
  • Insulation
  • Security doors
  • Plumbing (age/condition)
  • Electrical wiring (age/condition)
  • Unapproved extensions or attachments
  • Any part of building overhanging adjoining property
  • Other

 


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