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Buying Property and Getting A Building And Pest Inspection

When the time comes to buying property Brisbane buyers often find themselves overwhelmed by the many jobs to be done and boxes to be ticked. In the complicated process of buying property Brisbane buyers in the know will remember just how easy it is to forget some jobs, or let some important tasks fall by the wayside. Easily the most important box to be ticked when buying property in Brisbane, not only for peace of mind but for the safety of your future finances, is that of the building inspection.

Looking For the Best Building and Pest Inspection Company in Brisbane?

Building inspections are part and parcel of being involved in the property market, and whether you’re building, buying, selling or renting it’s generally a smart idea to investigate building and pest inspections. There’s a certain peace of mind that comes with having those trustworthy building and pest inspections reports, and in real estate there’s nothing better than that feeling.

Why Building Inspectors and Building Certifiers Are Not the Same

Building a new home is a hectic and stressful process with a lot to do and many rules to comply with. Not only is the process very expensive, but also confusing and energy-consuming especially if you are a first-time home buyer. 

A crowd of professionals and tradespeople are involved and to the uninitiated, it may not be clear what their different roles are. The most common misunderstanding is the difference between Building Inspector and Building Certifier.

Who Should Perform My Home's Building and Pest Inspection

Building And Pest Inspection Brisbane

Picking a company or an individual to conduct a Building and Pest Inspection can be difficult and confusing if you have never gone through the process before.

ABIS is happy to provide you with some quick tips for first-time home buyers:

Qualified Building Inspector

Make sure the Building Inspector you pick has a QBCC license to conduct "Completed Residential Building Inspections". The BSA issues two types of license: 

Why a Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection is Really 13 Inspections in One

A Building and Pest Inspection conducted by an Experienced and Qualified Building Inspector is more than a quick look at your property to produce a tick and flick checklist. 

The whole process involves hundreds of observations which must be recorded in a standardised format in regulations with the Australian Standards. It may appear that the comprehensive report you get is a bit lengthy, but it is necessary to convey to you a lot of information about the inspection itself and the property inspected.

Property Market Trends for 2018

Australian Building Inspections wish you all a Happy New Year and prosperous 2018.

The coming year will be a big for the residential property market in Brisbane and across Australia, with many professional forecasts and expert opinions leaning towards only a small increase in the Brisbane property market while Sydney and Melbourne will see a slight decrease.

5 Reasons to Have a Qualified Building Inspector

For the majority of Australians, the most expensive purchase we make in our life is our home - and you don’t want to take the risk of opting for an unqualified building inspector just to save some money.

Unfortunately, only one state in Australia requires a pre-purchase building inspector to be licensed and that is Queensland, which means in other states literally anybody without relevant license or qualifications can claim to be a building inspector.

Top 10 Building Defects that Happen Over Time

Buying a property is always a joyous occasion, but the fact that a property is new to you does not make it perfect and error free. 
 
If you are currently in the market for a new property, it makes a lot of sense to look at both the exterior and interior of the building before investing in one. Over time, it is not uncommon for many commercial and residential buildings to show signs of building defects.

Top 10 Time-Tested Building Defects

Buying a Property During Storm Season

The recent spate of severe storms in Brisbane drives home the importance of keeping a home well sealed and dry. Moisture in the form of leaks and water ingress and more seriously, flooding will cause mould, decay and damage to a property. Coupled with warm temperatures and humidity, this may, in turn, encourage termites which can do further significant damage.

As a buyer, you need to be vigilant for signs of moisture, ask yourself the following:

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