Who Should I Involve When Buying A Relocatable House?

June 22, 2023

The team you assemble to support your relocatable housing project plays an important role in determining its success. In this blog post we delve into the key people you should seek assistance from at various stages of the process.

Step One: Pre-House Purchase

Before you begin your search for a relocatable house, it’s crucial to ensure that you have the appropriate funds, and that your land is suitable for relocating a property onto. As you embark on this stage, here are the professionals you’ll want to have on your team:

Bank/Mortgage Broker: To evaluate your current financial situation and determine the funding options available to support your project. This step will provide you with a clear understanding of your financial capacity and guide your decision-making process.

Registered Valuer: Engage a registered valuer who can assist with budgeting and finance requirements, both before and after the house relocation. Their expertise will help you determine the value of your land and provide essential insights for your financial planning.

Surveyor: Consult with a surveyor to identify any subdivision or boundary limitations that may impact your relocation project. They will provide valuable information about your land’s boundaries and any potential covenants that need to be considered.

Geotech Engineer/Structural Engineer: Collaborate with a Geotech Engineer or Structural Engineer to understand the specific requirements for preparing your site and establishing the foundations for permanent housing. Their expertise will ensure that your land is well-suited for the relocatable house.

Drainage Company/Registered Drainlayer: Obtain quotations from a drainage company or registered drainlayer to assess the costs associated with connecting your site to council services. This step is essential for understanding the requirements and budgeting for the necessary wastewater systems.

Power Company or Solar Provider, Broadband: Engage with a power company or solar provider, as well as a broadband service provider, to determine the expenses involved in installing power and communications on your site. Understanding these costs upfront will help you plan your project effectively.

Step Two: Choosing Your House

After ensuring you have the appropriate funds for the project, and confirming your ability to build on your section it’s time to embark on the exciting journey of finding your perfect relocatable house. During this phase, you’ll work closely with various professionals who will help guide you through the process:

Sales Consultant from The Relocatable Home Co: You can rely on the expertise of a sales consultant from The Relocatable Home Co. to assist you in finding the ideal house that matches your specific needs and preferences. Their in-depth knowledge of the market and available properties will ensure you make an informed decision.

Licensed Building Inspector: Engage a licensed building inspector to assess the quality and suitability of the house you intend to relocate. Their expertise will help you identify any potential issues or concerns that need to be addressed before proceeding with the purchase.

Builder and Tradespeople: Collaborate with a skilled builder and necessary tradespeople to conduct due diligence on the house you’re interested in buying. They will provide professional opinions and quotations for any required alterations or additions, ensuring that the house meets your desired specifications.

Insurance Company or Broker: Safeguard your relocation project by obtaining appropriate coverage from an insurance company or broker who specialises in relocations. They will help you secure comprehensive insurance coverage that protects your investment throughout the process, from the removal of the house to its placement on new foundations.

Step Three: Finalising Your Design and Relocating The House

Now that you have selected your relocatable house, it’s crucial to focus on the design customisation and obtaining council consent before proceeding with the relocation. This stage involves collaborating with professionals who specialise in these areas:

Designer/Architect: Work closely with a designer or architect to personalise the design of the original house, and its location on your section. They will assist you in customising the layout, incorporating your unique preferences and ensuring that the design meets your lifestyle requirements. The In-house Design team at The Relocatable Home Co. is available to provide expert guidance throughout this process, making it seamless and tailored to your needs.

House Mover: Coordinate the physical relocation of the house by engaging a reliable house moving service. The Relocatable Home Co., in collaboration with their sister company Jack House Transit, can assist you in this crucial step. They have extensive experience in safely and efficiently transporting houses to their new locations, ensuring a smooth and secure transition.

For  More Information

Download Our Free Buyer’s Guide

Our “Definitive Guide to Buying a House for Relocation” free resource offers a detailed overview of the entire buying process, providing valuable insights especially for first-time participants. Understanding the ins and outs of relocatable house projects, which differ from traditional house and land sales, is essential for a successful project. To ensure accessibility and simplicity, we offer these guides completely free of charge to everyone.

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