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Renovations can be ticking time bomb for investors

For prospective home buyers, dodgy home renovations could leave the unsuspecting buyer with some nasty surprises.

Before and after shot of home renovation
A good renovation can add big value to a property, but a poor job can result in massive damage bills. Photo: Shutterstock

A splurge on home renovations has been fuelled by lockdowns and a booming property market, with homeowners having more time on their hands, holiday spending money left in their pockets, and the incentive to sell as prices soar. 

But for prospective home buyers and property investors, the home handyman could have left the unsuspecting buyer with some nasty surprises. 

Eager buyers should be extra cautious of recently renovated properties that co…