Pre-purchase checklist

Some of the items included in this list are relatively easy for you to look into yourself.

When it comes to matters concerning the community, it might be useful to take along a Balinese friend who understands local dynamics. Some of the better legal companies offer this service, should you need it.

When it comes to checking out the structural integrity and general state of the property, you will need the assistance of a building professional.

You'll need to consult with a legal advisor and a notary experienced in real estate matters when it's time to draw up the agreement.

Elite Havens urges you to take very little at face value, and where you are in the slightest doubt, seek professional advice.

Remember, if a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Deal with trusted professionals who have long standing reputations and don't be shy to ask for off-island references.

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VILLA SIZE

ACCESSIBILITY

WATER

LAND USE RESTRICTIONS

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

ELECTRICITY

TELECOMMUNICATIONS/INTERNET

LANDSCAPING

PESTS

BUILDING MATERIALS

BEACHES

NATURAL ORIENTATION AND VIEWS

SWIMMING POOL

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING LICENSES