What are your Qualifications and Licences?
- Qualified Timber Pest Inspectors & Control Timber Pests
- Registered Building Surveyors (Building Certifiers), Degree in Civil Engineering
What if the Inspection uncovers problems?
Our report will tell you the condition of the house, including needed repairs and expenses. No house is going to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal. Or perhaps the seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential problems, before you buy, gives you the power to negotiate and make the best decisions.
If it’s really bad, will you tell us not to buy the house?
No. Our goal is to report on the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs and expenses. Ultimately, it is your decision as to whether or not you buy the house. The building inspection is very important but it is only one piece of the puzzle. Only you know all of the factors at play.
Do you do repairs or recommend contractors?
No. We specialize in building inspections. We consider it a conflict of interest for a building inspector to recommend or refer a contractor to perform repairs. We offer an unbiased opinion on the condition of the home. We accept no referral fees from anyone.
Do you provide a written report?
We provide a comprehensive electronic report that is sent to you within 24 hours of the completion of the inspection. We provide it in a PDF file that is easily downloaded and printed. The report is your property and you can share the results with whomever you choose (i.e. real estate agent, family, friends, insurance company, etc.)
When do I pay for the report?
Pre-Purchase Inspection: After the inspection. We don’t prefer payment after booking.
Do I have to arrange access (with the agent/vendor) for the inspection after booking online?
No, liaising with the agent/vendor is taken care of & you will then be notified of the inspection time. We will contact your real estate agent on your behalf. Once a time has been settled, we will contact you to advise when the inspection will take place.
How do I make a booking?
Simply and preferable >>book your inspection online<< or call 08 640 13348
What should I do after booking my inspection?
Nothing! We’ll do the rest.
How much does an inspection cost?
It’s brand new house. What could be wrong?
It is not good business to forego a building inspection on a newly constructed house, regardless of how conscientious and reputable your home builder. No home, regardless of how well it is constructed, is totally free of defects. The construction of a house involves thousands of details, performed at the hands of scores of individuals. No general contractor can possibly oversee every one of these elements, and the very nature of human fallibility dictates that some mistakes and oversights will occur, even when the most talented and best-intentioned tradespeople are involved. It is also an unfortunate aspect of modern times that some builders/developers do not stand behind their workmanship and may not return to fix or replace defective components installed after the sale is complete.
What do you look at?
We inspect the major systems of the home. These include the roof, exterior, structure, electrical, plumbing, insulation and interior. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical purchaser’s buying decision.
Which areas do you serve?
We offer our inspection service throughout every suburb in Perth (except Rockingham, the Hills and Armadale area)
How long will the inspection take?
This is impossible to predict! Depending on age and construction style of the property.A timber framed house with subfloor takes longer to inspect as a newer property with concrete slab. Some houses just take an hour to inspect while others may take up to 3 hours.