Did you know that buying a strata property is significantly different to buying a stand alone house?
So what's the difference? What level of due diligence should you have when buying strata or community title property? Are there more risks involved?
Today, we talked with Dr. Nicole Johnston, a senior lecturer and researcher at Deakin University, about her experience and knowledge on buying strata properties. We covered factors you need to look at when considering multi-owned property, the risks involved, and what you should do before making an offer.
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Episode Highlights:
1. What does it mean to own a property that is not on individual title? [03:14]
2. Reasons states and territories have different legislations [06:00]
3. What should you look out for when buying strata properties? [11:18]
4. Factors you should consider when buying multi-owned property [15:54]
5. Massive conflict in a strata meeting [20:23]
6. Read and inspect the disclosure information, contracts, and records [24:58]
7. Relying on a lawyer or conveyancer to check the records [29:07]
8. Legislations that protect property buyers [34:58]
9. Investigate more thoroughly before buying a property! [36:55]
10. Nicole's learnings after buying her first strata title apartment [41:00]
About Our Guest:
Dr. Nicole Johnston is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance in Deakin Business School and a socio-legal researcher focusing on multiple aspects of multi-owned properties (strata title, condominium, apartments) including governance, conflicts of interest and legal relationships.
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Veronica Morgan & Meighan Wells 

Veronica & Meighan are both licensed real estate agents who exclusively help buyers. Together they have nearly 40 years experience as property professionals.

Veronica is principal of Sydney based Good Deeds Property Buyers and is also co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast as well as Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel and author of Auction Ready: how to buy property at auction even though you're scared s#!tless!

Meighan is the multi award winning principal of Brisbane based Property Pursuit, chairperson of the REIQ Buyers Agent Chapter & a regular media commentator.

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