There are many good reasons why your contract to purchase a property should reviewed by a lawyer before you sign it.
Buyers are often disappointed to find maintenance items in a property are not covered by the standard building structural report special conditions in their contracts.
Also, a buyer may not be able to demand a seller to apply for building approval for unauthorised structures unless the Contract of Sale confers that right.
If buying off the plan, whether it is for vacant land or a commercial or residential unit, buyers should be aware of the following:
Clauses that enables the seller to unduly extend the settlement date (e.g. 4 years and above)
Clauses that enables the seller to vary the size, finish and strata unit entitlement of the property you are buying