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BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT BUILDING INSPECTIONS

There are plenty of myths abound when it comes to getting pre-purchase building inspections for property in Brisbane. From the myth that all home inspectors are qualified and have the necessary experience to be trusted and do a good job. Such a myth is false and might leave one open to a scam artist who will leave trick you into believing that a building is safe and might put your family and friends in danger.

Dealing with roof damage

Before handing over your home to the sales agents to advertise and put it up for sale, there is one thing homeowners tend to forget; and that is the roof. Because it is high up, one can be forgiven for overlooking it. However, a roof is as vital to a home as the windows, doors and electricity and it should be treated as such. Any fault with the roof may set back family hundreds of dollars or lower the price listing of the home.

What pests should get you worried

The nights are getting shorter and the days longer, the sun is just that bit warmer than yesterday and the cool pool water is calling your name. Summer has arrived, and it is understandable to be in a festive and jovial mood around this time of the year. Unfortunately, this time of the year also brings pests out that can have made a nest in your home, spreading disease. One way to be certain that your family and loved ones are safe from such pests, you can get the Australian building inspection services to come to your home.

Here are a few tips for buying a new home

Purchasing a home is a significant milestone and investment towards your future. Whether you are a young couple planning for children or an elderly couple looking for a smaller home to move into, finding the perfect house is not easy. The first step would be to ensure that you qualify for a home loan. Once you know that you are not blacklisted, and your credit score is looking good, you can visit your local bank or financial lenders to work out how much you can borrow from them.

Rather be safe than sorry, invest in that inspection report

Nobody wants to move into their dream home only for the experience to turn into a nightmare because there are far more repairs to be done than expected. To many people, the house might look perfect with no problems, but it is always good to err on the side of caution. This potential nightmare can be avoided if you insist on a building inspection report before you begin proceedings to purchase it.

Building a reputation with good quality construction

When it comes to construction companies, reputation is rather important. The best contractors will always get the best paying contracts to work with. Their reputation precedes them not only because they are good at what they do but because they care about their work. Therefore, such contractors take the time to ensure each phase of the construction has the green light from a building inspector before the handover. 

Handover Inspection

The home of your dreams has finally been completed, from the first brick to the last roof tile. Whether you plan on living in the house or selling it off, you will need an inspection report to show that the house is suitable for habitation and there is nothing to be fixed.

Why do Building and Pest Reports talk about Conditions Conducive?

Conditions Conducive

When you have a Pre-Purchase Building or Timber Pest Report done it usually contains references to "Conditions Conducive". So what does this mean?

This term comes from AS4349 which is the Australian standard that covers pre-purchase inspections. It refers to situations that exist on the property being inspected that if not removed will lead to problems in the future.

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