I'm am in the process of purchasing an older home (1948) and the electrical report has suggested a mains upgrade and I'd

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Customer: I'm am in the process of purchasing an older home (1948) and the electrical report has suggested a mains upgrade and I'd like to know who pays for this?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: Settlement is next Friday so I'm just reading this from the report also ther are other issues ie: when the A/C is on 2 hot hot plates and the oven is on.
JA: Where is the home located?
Customer: Collie WA
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Building inspection showing sagging ceiling in 3rd bedroom and needs replacing, real estate agent says it's down to maintenance?????
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Hello, I’m John Melis, a solicitor in Australia, and I’ll be helping you with your question today.

Subject to the contract of sale that you signed, generally the purchaser will be responsible for any repair work that's required on the property. What you can do is particular situation is have your lawyer review the contract carefully determine who will be liable for such repairs.

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It's all down to the way the report was worded ,they saying it's not structural only maintenance .
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When you purchase all properties, there is a high probability the electrical wiring in the plumbing may not be sufficient to the current electrical current and water pressure mains. What you can do is with that report is to try and negotiate another price on the property. However, I do suggest that you have your lawyer review the contract of sale to determine exactly what the terms and conditions are with respect to the purchaser.Have I answered your question? If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. Thank you for using our site.
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