Why Check for Meth Contamination in Rental Properties?

April 15, 2018 Property inspection

The use of methamphetamine, more popularly referred to as ‘meth’ or ‘ice’, is on the rise in Australia. Based on the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 7% of the population (equivalent to around 1.3 million Australians) have used meth in the past 12 months. Given this, meth contamination in rental properties may be inevitable […]

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What is NOT Covered in a Building Inspection?

March 29, 2018 Building inspection

A building inspection is essential before you buy a property for at least three reasons. First, it helps you identify in advance what the problems are. Second, with the information you have, you can try and negotiate the price of the property. Third, you can get a specialist’s advice on how the major problems (if […]

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Latest Trends in Building Inspections

The importance of home, building, and property inspections cannot be stressed enough. With inspection services and reports, it has become easier to assess any defects or damages in the building. The potential causes of later disputes can also be properly brought out and discussed. Property insurance must also be considered, especially for any risk of fire, […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

February 14, 2018 Building inspection facts

Performing a pre-purchase building inspection may be a bit inconvenient for those who are eager to buy a new home. But trust us when we say that you’ll be thankful in the future for all the hassle. Checking the condition of the property beforehand will help you prevent problems and avoid additional expenses down the […]

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Pros and Cons of Building Inspection for Home Sellers

As a home seller, should you consider getting a building inspection? Building inspections are essential for home buyers to check the condition of a property before making an investment. In some cases, a detailed home inspector report is required to secure a mortgage. But what about home sellers? Is a home inspection necessary when selling […]

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Building Inspectors as Expert Witnesses

October 11, 2017 Building Inspection Tips

An expert witness is someone with masterful knowledge in a particular area who is called to testify during litigation before the court, and in particular, can give a professional opinion and conclusion. This is different from a fact witness, who can only give facts during litigation, and also different from being a consultant, who advises […]

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Common Defects Found in a Building through Inspections

August 10, 2017 Building defects

Structural problems and leakages are sometimes only noticed during building inspections. Without a building inspection, these defects can be overlooked and unattended. As time goes on, these small problems can become worse, leading to compromised integrity and eventual structural failure. As time passes, these problems become more expensive to repair. It’s important to get your […]

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