How a Strata Report Can Help Uncover Previous & Existing Problems or Disputes Amongst Committee & Occupants

Building Inspections, Strata Reports

If you’re in the market for a strata-titled flat or unit in Sydney then you deserve to know everything about the property before you sign on the bottom line. One of the best ways to get this information is with a Strata Inspection Report. These reports reveal VITAL information that you simply must know before you get too far into …

Five Common Contract Traps When Purchasing Property

Building Inspections, Pest Reports, Selling Considerations, Uncategorized

Homebuyers and property investors, especially those with little to no experience, need to pay close attention to what they’re doing and what they’re signing, if they want to protect the value of their investment. One of the things that comes along with working in the Building and Pest Inspection Industry is dealing with customers who have been burnt by dishonest …

Five Common Unseen House Defects

Building Inspections, Uncategorized

Many house defects are hiding in the walls, in the basement or under a brand new coat of paint. And unless you have an extensive home construction background, you’ll have little to no chance of spotting these hidden defects. There are, however, a few things you can look out for when touring properties. Here are five of the most common …

4 Tricks Sly Sellers Use to Cover Up Home Defects – Part II

Building Inspections

[QPZQVMU3SSZB ] In the first part of this article we discovered that the most common way of covering up a home’s defects is through the use of paint. So now let’s look at three other tricks that unscrupulous sellers have been know to use. #2 New Drywall, Texture, or Trim Just like fresh paint on ceilings, a recently textured ceiling …

The Costs of Unattended Termite Damage

Building Inspections, Pest Reports

Termites are often referred to as white ants due to their creamy colour and ant shape. Australia is home to over 350 species of termites, 20 of which are the lumber eating kind. They love damp and dark environments and if left unattended, they can do extensive damage to a home. Hidden Danger One of the real challenges presented by …

Important Facts About Asbestos: What You Know Could Save Your Life

Building Inspections, Selling Considerations

According to the Australian Federal Government’s Comcare Department, “…an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Australians will be diagnosed with asbestos related disease over the next 20 years, and researchers and policy makers fear a third wave of asbestos deaths from people exposed in the home”. Asbestos was commonly used in a variety of building materials used in the production of homes …