Need An Independent Inspection?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I get a building or pest inspection?

It is important to have a trained professional to thorougly inspect your possible future home or any common building faults.  Buying a house or property is a long term commitment and you need to know early if you’re making the right choice because if you don’t – you could be folking out $100s or even $1000s on repairs that your untrained eyes couldn’t see when you first purchased your home.

You need to get a Building and Pest Inspection because you need to know the condition of the house, making a informed decision is critical or you can be stuck with a lemon.

When is the best time to book in with you?

For Building stage inspections the best time to book inspections is at each payment stage.

Do you give quotes for renovations?

We can give estimates on costs to repair items in the report to help buyers negotiate with their real estate agent or organise their budget properly, we don’t quote renovations as it is a conflict of interest (estimates are supplied if asked).

I know nothing about building inspections, are you able to explain things to me about my report?

Yes of course, we will be able to answer any questions or concerns that you have in simple language.

Do you tell me what issues we have, or is that just in the report?

Yes we do, our detailed report will provide information of its physical condition of the home and communicate what needs to be replaced or repaired. We will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the report.

Do I have to pay for a report?

You have to pay for a report in most cases.

What are your qualifications and experience?

We have over 25 years experience as a licensed builder. We are a licensed Fair Trading Builder and are part of the Master Builders Association and are HIA Insured.  As well as being a qualified Expert Witness of the Courts we are also a Qualified Licensed Building Inspector and have a Swimming Pool Certification. This means you are dealing with one of the highest qualified inspectors in the country!

What is a pre-purchase inspection and do I need one?

Yes, of course you do and for so many reasons!

A pre purchase inspection is required during the cooling off or pre auction to determine if the house or property is too defective or not, you need one or you take a big risk.

You need a Qualified Building Inspector to check for any structural issues. Any structural issues may not be apparent to the untrained eye that that is where we come in.

If you purchase a home that does not conform with the Building Codes and Standards of Australia – you will be responsible for any costs to bring it up to the standard and building code of Australia.

Pre Purchase inspections will reveal any areas of your home that maybe be unsafe and have dangerous materials in your roof or walls. Finding these hazards could safe you from purchasing something that will be a headache and a waste of money in the future.

Can a property "fail" an inspection?

Yes a house can fail inspection, however we supply a detailed report of its physical condition and communicate what needs to be replaced or repaired to "pass" the inspection.

In an inspection expensive?

This depends on the size of your property.  Obviously it won’t be the same price to a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit and a 5 bedroom 3 bathroom with a pool.  Inspections range from $399-$799 depending on what type of inspection. We will be able to provide a quote at anytime.

How long does an inspection take?

It depends on how big the property is. Generally an inspection takes 1-1.5 hrs on site and another 2-3 hrs on the Computer afterwards to prepare the report.

We will be able to give you a time frame on arrival or when we supply a quote.

Can I be present at the inspection?

Yes, of course you can.

However, it is important that we are not disturbed or distracted during this time.  Once the inspection is completed we do provide a thorough, easy to follow report and you are more than welcome to ask any questions at that point otherwise you can also request a phone call while waiting for the report.

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