Should you obtain a Building Records Search when buying a house?
If you are looking at buying a house, you should strongly consider arranging for a Building Records Search to be ordered from Council, as soon as possible after you enter into the Contract (it can take up to 10 business days to receive the results of this search from Council). This search will advise you of the Council Approvals and Final Inspection Certificates issued for the Property. If you are buying a new house, or an old house (whether or not renovations have been made), it is important to know if all approvals and final inspection have been completed and satisfied.
The Digital Age, Social Media & Legal Implications
The growth in social media platforms has been a phenomenon, helping people to communicate with a wider audience and advertise business. More recently, politicians have embraced social media. Many people struggle to keep up with the rate of change in the digital age and I am one of those people. Perhaps for good reason, I have tried to distance myself from some forms of social media. Not because of any dislike for it but because it is mostly unregulated and can create traps and pitfalls.