Unlike airplanes and ships, houses are not constructed to facilitate inspection with inspection panels etc. The condition of safety critical components is often hidden inside walls or other areas of the house. If you have an older home it is strongly advised that Building Inspections be conducted regularly to check safety critical items. Although such items may be hidden an experienced inspector may be able to pick up potential problems before they fail completely.
From January 1st 2012 the Queensland Government will provide an asbestos information help line on 13 74 68 and information on Asbestos is currently available on www.health.qld.gov.au/asbestos
High Rise Units / Apartment Building and Pest InspectionsPre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections are essential when buying a property, whether it is a land house, a high-rise unit, or an apartment.
Whilst this may be done correctly by a licensed builder in many cases this work has been undertaken by the homeowner, without legislated building approval and with the work not carried out to any recognised standard. If you are contemplating buying a highset home that has been built in under you should make sure that the following have been addressed.