QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. What are the property's key selling points?
The property's key selling points include:
the views from the house are amongst the best you would get from an Airlie Beach home - particularly the night-time view of the town
the size of the house and grounds
the strength of the house and its quality of construction
its outlook & orientation (incl. access to cooling sea breeze)
its proximity to the town centre, yet it's tranquility, security and privacy
an abundance of storage space (shelves, cupboards and drawers … everywhere), and it
being situated in the unique and vibrant Whitsundays region
2. What should I do now if I'm interested?
The property is available for private sale with enquiries being handled directly by the owner, Bruce Bickerstaff.
If you like what you see on this web site, and the property falls within your price-range, then you are most welcome to come and see the place for yourself. Please email me providing details regarding your availability (i.e. preferred dates/times) and your contact details, and I'll be back in touch.
Assuming you then wish to proceed, a copy of the sales contract can be made available upon request. Assuming you are comfortable with it's terms & conditions then a deposit should be transferred to my solicitor, together with signed copies of the contract. After the agreed settlement period has passed and final payment is rendered - congratulations - you become the proud new owner.
For those readers who are new to Queensland, details of the applicable state guidelines for purchasing residential property can be found here. If you are not an Australian citizen then you might also wish to read the guidelines that may apply to potential buyers in this situation.
3. Would the owner be interested in renting out the property instead of selling it?
Our preference is to sell, but we would consider an offer in relation to the long-term lease of the property. Those unfamiliar with the regulations for renting residential property in Queensland can obtain details here.
4. Would the owner consider a property swap rather than a normal sale?
We would consider a swap only if the property being offered was located close to the Brisbane river and/or CBD (for e.g. New Farm).
5. Could a purchaser operate a commercial business in the property which is being offered for sale?
It's my understanding that commercial use of the property would require the written approval of both the body corporate and the local council (which is Whitsunday Regional Council). This is an issue for which you would need to obtain your own legal advice.
6. Could a purchaser subdivide the land?
The lot on which the house is built is currently zoned 'rural' (refer to Council's zoning map) and comprises 1.687 hectares. The estate in which the house is situated is currently a form of body corporate that is known as a 'Small Schemes Module', which has a maximum limit of six lots.
It's my understanding that subdivision would require the written approval of both the body corporate and the local council. Again, this is an issue about which you would need to obtain your own legal advice.
7. Could furniture, appliances, maintenance equipment, and/or other items, be included in the sale?
This is certainly possible, and would be subject to negotiation. If you would like particular items to be included in the sale, other than the usual fixtures/fittings, then this could be addressed in a written offer to purchase.
8. How much are the Council rates and body corporate fees?
The Council rates for 01/01/20-30/06/20 were $3706.12. The body corporate levy due on 31 March 2020 is $2,596 (quarterly). Both of these expenses may vary depending on periodic Council rate reviews and/or body corporate AGM resolutions.