Ranchers Michael Smith and his wife Cathy Smith say they have sold their home in a leafy suburb of Melbourne, but are still waiting for a buyer.
In an email to Business Insider, Mr Smith said the property was too hot and he needed to move out because of “hot weather and climate issues”.
“We are looking for a good property in the suburb of Yarraville which is located near the CBD,” Mr Smith wrote.
“I’m in no hurry to sell, as the temperature is getting higher.”
Mr Smith said his main concern was that the property “has not received a proper check-up by the Department of Health and Safety (DHS)”.
“I’ve spent the past year and a half getting the property inspected and I believe the building inspection is not up to the standards I want,” he wrote.
Read more:Michael Smith and Cathy Smith are still looking for buyers for their YarraVILLE propertyAfter a long search, Mr and Ms Smith were contacted by Fairfax Media.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that the house was damaged by the bushfires and that is what I’m hoping to get rid of, but I am not going to sell the property until I can get a proper health check-over done,” Mr and Mrs Smith said in a separate email.
“My main concern is that the building inspections are not up, which I’ve spent a lot of time on.”
If the building is not properly inspected and it is not repaired, then I will need to move.
“The couple’s home was damaged in a bushfire that destroyed their home.
Topics:government-and-politics,market-and/or-territory,fires,relief-and‐aid-organisations,tobacco,melbourne-3000,vic,melburn-3121First posted October 01, 2019 14:51:39Contact Erin O’RourkeMore stories from Victoria