I am a first home buyer. Currently interested in a duplex that is ~24-28years old. Internally it is well maintained
As part of inspecting the place, I think I have discovered a potential issue with the property, but not being skilled in home maintainance / building, I'm not sure how big an issue this is. My parents think the issue is not a deal breaker. The duplex afaik is torrens? titled. Strata only exists for building insurance. The rest of the property looks well maintained, and is otherwise almost perfect in my eyes
See images for my concern. The door pictured leads to the garage, I have highlighted in red the appearance of what I suspect the be patchwork on potential cracks in ?cementing between bricks. On the positive side, no bricks cracked on the wall.
The other photo shows crack through bricks around the driveway, with slope of ground arrow provided.
I understand I will probably recieve a ton of 'seek professional advice', I have not commited yet to making an offer, but in light of this issue will be getting some sort of building inspection done.
Would like to hear about thoughts on how big an issue this is / what you expect will happen with further wear / potential solutions/costs / issues re duplex and getting things fixed.