Why do we need a section 32 of Sale of Land Act 1962 if it doesn't have built-in protection for the buyer if a vendor lies about building permits and structures built during their term of ownership? Then what recourse is there under property law if a new owner after settlement finds out no permits were obtained for garages and renovations done over for $16,000 in value? They were not registered owner builders. And with no insurance protection paid for. Obviously we need to get these permits approved otherwise it will no doubt become a problem if we sell in the future. Many of the works they did were illegal plumbing, building and electrical works with no permits or certification. What recourse do we have now after property settlement?