Why do I need a building inspection report?

The benefits of arranging an independent, comprehensive building inspection report done before buying a property are: Knowing in advance what the problems are of the property, i.e. structural, termite or foundation damage. Using the information to negotiate a lower...

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Should or would you trust a vendor’s report on their own property?

Vendors may get a building or pest report on the property they are selling to give to interested buyers. These are often organised by the agent and are often performed by unlicensed, uninsured building inspectors. If the report is not...

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What remedy would the Opal Tower owners be entitled to under the statutory warranty?

For conveyancing contracts signed on or after 1 February 2012, the statutory warranty period for major defects is six years, and two years for all other defects. If the loss becomes apparent in the last six months of the...

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Why do your inspections before the cooling-off period? So you don’t forfeit 0.25% of the purchase price

When you buy a property in NSW via private treaty, there is a five business day cooling–off period after you have exchanged contracts. During this period, you may get out of sale as long as you give written notice....

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Do you have loose-fill Asbestos Insulation in your roof void?

Canberra-based company Mr Fluffy installed loose-fill asbestos insulation in the ceiling spaces of ACT and NSW premises in the 1960s and 1970s. If disturbed, loose-fill asbestos fibres can become airborne and breathed in, which may cause health risks. The...

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Choosing the right person to inspect the property

Always use a qualified person such as a licensed builder or pest inspector to provide a professional building and pest inspection report of any property you're interested in buying. These professionals will see through any cosmetic improvements covering up faults...

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Building consultancy inspections are no longer licensed by NSW Fair Trading

Did you know from 16 September 2009, building inspectors are no longer regulated under the Home Building Act in NSW? This means that building consultancy inspectors are no longer licensed by NSW Fair Trading and any unqualified person can...

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What to Know Before Doing Renovations

Renovator's Checklist (Source NSW Government Department of Planning and Environment website) Planning Approval As the property owner, it is your obligation to find out if you need planning or other approvals for the proposed work. Do I need approval? Inform your neighbours Let your neighbours...

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How to choose the right company to do a Building and Pest Inspection

What you need to know.. Did you know that the NSW Government along with the Department of Fair trading abolished Building Consultant licences in 2009; therefore today anyone can carry out a Building Inspection without any building qualifications what so...

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