Building & Pest Inspection Sydney
Residential & Commercial
Pre-purchase | Strata | Survey | Completion | Off Plan Defect | Dilapidation Reports
BRC PROPERTY INSPECTIONS
Sydney’s Most Trusted Inspection Company
Did You Know?
The Building Inspection industry has been deregulated since 2009 and there are a lot of unlicensed and uninsured inspection companies out there. Don’t be caught out when purchasing a $1M plus property on the basis of a $50 report!!
BRC Property Inspections provides professional pre-purchase building & pest inspection, strata, survey inspection, dilapidation reports in Sydney. We are a Strata Search Inspector with 35 years experience in the building and construction industry and a member of the Master Builders Assoc. of NSW. We provide a full range of easy to read and detailed reports for our residential and commercial clients. BRC are your professionals in all aspects of building and pest inspection Sydney and suburbs.
What sets us apart from other building & pest inspection companies?
- ⦿ Easy to read summary of defects at front of all reports.
- ⦿ One company to liaise with for all report types.
- ⦿ Building reports include estimated costs to repair building defects found.
- ⦿ Colour photos of major defects.
- ⦿ 48 hour turnaround of reports via email (subject to access to property).
- ⦿ Our clients can call our inspectors for a verbal report (extra fees may be involved).
- ⦿ The opportunity to discuss the reports with the inspector after you have read in full
- ⦿ All inspectors are licenced building and pest inspectors and hold professional indemnity insurance (Rapid Insurance).
- ⦿ All inspections are carried out in accordance with Australia Standards AS 4349.1-2007 and AS 4349.3 2010.
Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Sydney
What does a pre-purchase Building & pest inspection involve? Over a 1.5-2 hour period our inspector will inspect the interior and exterior of building, roof void, sub-floor, roof exterior and site as per Australian Standard AS 4349.1-2007, Property Inspections Residential buildings requirements, looking for existing and potential problems. An accurate property inspection can prepare the seller for issues during the sale process and can assist a buyer in the negotiation phase.
Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection Sydney
Generally our building & pest inspector will complete the same type of visual examination of the property inside and out as our building inspector, however he has the obligation as per Australian Standard AS 4349.3-2010 Pest Inspection Residential Buildings, to detect previous or current timber pest infestations such as borers and termites (white ants) and any damage caused. All findings and damage are compiled with a recommendation either chemical or non chemical to remedy infestations or prevent future attack.
Completion Inspection / Off Plan Defect Inspection
A Building Completion or Defect report is a final hand over inspection which is for the client purchasing a newly constructed property so as to identify general defects.
The inspection and report provides advice to a purchaser regarding the condition of the property at the time of the inspection and to identify the builder’s in complete work, defective work, poor workmanship, substandard installations and any other items that require resolving with the exact location, written details and with supporting photographic evidence of all items.
Strata Inspections Sydney
BRC Property Inspections Pty Ltd carries out pre-purchase inspections on the records maintained by Owners Corporations. We report on the following matters in a clear and easy-to-read format:
- Building defects – current and past building defect issues
- Special levies – current, past and possible special levies
- History of expenditures – general maintenance and capital items
- Financial – owners funds and annual budget
- Quarterly levies
- Harmony issues and animals
- Notable matters
Other reports available are Community Title Inspections, Neighbourhood Title Inspections and Company Title Inspections.
Dilapidation Inspection Sydney
If you about to go through a residential or commercial Development Application for building or renovation in the Sydney region you will be required to provide a Dilapidation Report. Our Dilapidation Inspections comprehensively detail and clarify the existing state and condition to a structure, road,retaining walls, footpaths etc prior to any excavation, dewatering and/or construction induced vibration prior to the commencement of any work being carried out on the neighbouring property or road. Our Dilapidation Reports specify (with supporting photographic evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged, cracking or structural faults to public or private infrastructure.
We also perform dilapidation inspections before and after any construction or demolition occurs so you have a documented-record of any damage that has been caused, which provides peace-of-mind for the contractors and owners. A dilapidation report is also useful for the developer or builder in defence if any claims are made by the owner of a neighbouring property against you for damage they believe your building works have caused. The advantage of using BRC Property Inspections is that our reports are independent.
BRC Property Inspections Pty Limited has extensive experience in providing Dilapidation Reports as the Director of the company worked for Leighton Contractors Pty Limited for 15 years. We provide reports for civil construction companies, Builders, Architects, home owner’s projects as well as inspect a large number of properties along government and private road widening projects and large developments.
All councils covering Sydney suburbs and regions, as part of a development application, will require a Dilapidation Report be carried out on neighbouring structures which must be completed and submitted to Council with the Notice of Commencement prior to the commencement of any development work.
Along with the standard building and pest inspection general pest treatments are also available including the treatment of webbing spiders, common cockroaches, ants and carpet beetles. If you need pest spraying or inspection in Sydney call us today for a quote!
Termite treatments and control are a must to protect your home from termite attack. Our inspector will provide a free quote once you have purchased the home.
Real estate prices in Sydney now match some of the most expensive in the world. Sydney is more expensive than New York City and Paris. In 2006 there were 1.5 million dwellings in Sydney including almost 1 million detached houses and 180,000 semi-detached (terrace) houses which dominate inner city areas like Paddington, The Rocks, Potts Point and Balmain. These days terrace houses are the most valuable real estate in the city. Sydney real estate prices are second only to Hong Kong. The average property costs 14 times the annual Sydney Salary as of December 2016.
About 80% of all dwellings in Western Sydney are stand alone (detached) houses much of these have been part of the increase in high density development in response to environmental and economic pressures. From 1996 to 2006 there was a 30% increase in the number of apartments in Sydney. Suburbs such as Claymore, Macquarie Fields, Waterloo, and Mount Druitt have large concentrations of public housing.
We Service Sydney and Suburbs
Lower North Shore
Upper North Shore