May 30, 2019 4:30 pm
I'm a first home buyer who is seriously considering in purchasing a house currently being constructed by a developer in Kellyville, NSW. At the moment we've put a holding deposit down but we're waiting for a copy of the contract to be sent through to our conveyancer.
I've been advised that the house is located on a private road, which is about 100m long, and runs between 2 council owned roads. There's maybe 20 houses on the street in total (none are completed yet).
At the moment the sales rep I've spoken to hasn't been able to provide any further information regarding the private road, other than there is a fee of $170/quarter, and the house itself has a Torrens title.
I've contacted a friend at the council who doesn't have much info but thinks it will probably be a community title.
I assume all of this information is provided in the contract, but we are still waiting for the developer to organise one.
So in the meantime my questions are:
1. Is it likely that this private road will be on a community title?
2. If it is a community title, is this something I should avoid overall? The same house is constructed 1 street away on a council owned road, and is also for sale, however it's across the road from a 5 story unit block. I'm not sure if that would be a better option?
3. What would normally be covered by the community title. I understand it's for the road, but is it also supposed to cover any issues with utilities, e.g. work required to a damage sewer line?
4. If there was some major defect with the road that the $170/quarter doesn't yet cover, are the residents expected to pool their money together to fund that?
5. Is the maintenance completed by the council, or are the residents themselves expected to organise repairs?
Sorry for all the questions, I think I will definitely have more to come, but waiting to hear from our conveyancer is killing me..
Thanks in advance for any help!
Re: House on Private Road in NSW, Community Title?2
Jul 14, 2019 4:47 pm
I recently purchased a house on a private road and it has a community title. We have to pay strata fees for maintenance of road and basically the street lights. We are also paying council fees. So much money for what others are jut getting with the council fees. if i were you, I'd avoid it if you can.
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