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.
Building inspection is an important part of the property buying and selling process that provides both parties involved with peace of mind. Building inspections can also be used as a warranty on your new building within 12 months and to rectify any mistakes a builder may have made during the build.
Why do I need a Qualified Building Inspector?
- According to Australian Standard 4349.1., it is a legal requirement for a Building Inspector to be licensed. In addition, an experienced and qualified building inspector will have a broad knowledge of Australian Standards in the construction industry, Building Code of Australia, the Building Act, the Building Regulations and various Australian Standards in the construction industry.
Peace of mind:
- Dealing with a qualified inspector, you are guaranteed to get a legitimate and accurate report handed over to you. With over 40% of property pre-purchase reports ending up in dispute, you are better off to invest wisely and have a clear mind throughout the process.
- The report given by qualified building inspectors is a product of extensive industry knowledge from the building trades; from gyprocking to tiling, roofing and even landscaping, hence allowing you to make an informed decision over your property purchase.
Discover any hidden damage:
- A qualified inspector uses Thermal Imaging to uncover any hidden damage. In addition, the existence of termites or structural damage is very technical and best left to the experts. Termite damage can cost you up to $200,000 to fix, it is better to find the problem sooner rather than later by hiring a qualified building inspector.
Sellers provide you with reports pre-ready to purchase:
- Pre-ready to purchase reports could easily be outdated. Remember that the cheaper the report is, the less inspection is carried out. Do you really want to jeopardise your safety to an unqualified inspector? Do not trust them and hire your own independent and qualified building inspector.
Who is a qualified building inspector?
A person holding a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) current Completed Residential Building Inspection license - is a qualified building inspector. (Australian Standard 4349.1.) It is beyond important that any person you appoint to do a Building Inspection has the right licence.
ABIS is a fully Qualified Building Inspector and we strive to provide our clients with a high-quality inspection service at a very competitive price.