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Unknown Illegal Extension

I inspected a 3-level home in Buderim that had just been renovated. I could see that the driveway extended under the wall which made me suspicious.

The current owner of the property was inside, so I asked if this part of the house had been altered from a garage/carport to become a room. She replied, “yes ”.

I then asked if they have building approvals for the work. She said that her builder told her it was under the roof line and therefore did not need a building approval.

Unfortunately for the seller I had to advise her that she had been misinformed.

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I informed my buyer that the works conducted did require a building approval. A building approval is required when a structural alteration occurs, or the intended use has changed.
The car space had now become living areas and a bedroom. In this case as they had now made it a 3-level home which also required planning approval as well.

The buyer had no luck with the sellers wanting to make it legal so unfortunately that sale fell over.

At the end of the day we do not go out of our way to crash house sales, but we do go out of our way to inform buyers of what they are actually buying so they can make an informed decision.

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