Due Diligence Checklist

Before you buy

View the due diligence checklist before you buy to make sure you understand potential issues that may affect that property.

Read Before You Buy

Due Diligence Checklist

Before you buy a home or vacant residential land, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you. The questions are a starting point only and you may need to seek professional advice to answer some of them.

This page contains links to organisations and web pages that can help you learn more.

From 1 October 2014, all sellers or estate agents must make this checklist available to potential buyers of homes or residential property.

Sellers or estate agents must:

ensure copies of the due diligence checklist are available to potential buyers at any open for inspection
include a link to this webpage (consumer.vic.gov.au/duediligencechecklist) or include a copy on any website maintained by the estate agent or the seller (if no estate agent is acting for the seller).
You can print additional copies of the Due diligence checklist (Word, 140KB).