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Building Inspection Reports Example

building inspection reports example

What is a building inspection Report?

Building inspection reports is information gathered by the inspector at the time of your inspection. The report will include photographic evidence taken of the defect. The report will advise the customer of any defects major or minor found at the property. These include but are not limited to;

  • Movement cracks
  • Electrical hazards
  • Untradesman like works
  • Timber rotting
  • Site drainage
  • Roof condition
  • Presence of moisture in wet areas

The report will also include safety hazards found at the time of inspection. These hazards may need to be rectified immediately and can cost a buyer money once the contract has been signed.

A building inspection report which does not include “pest” will still identify any visual damage that may have been caused by termites. It won’t include the presence of active termites or pests however will advise whether a separate pest inspection is recommended based on the visual findings.

A building inspection report is normally conducted prior to the purchase of a property and provided to the customer 24 hours after inspection. The information provided in the report will allow the customer to make an informed decision regarding the property.

How does this information help if there is a defect

A building inspection report is normally conducted prior to the purchase of a property. This will provide crucial information regarding the property which you can use to negotiate a suitable price. When purchasing a home that has any defects whether they are major or minor it is up to you as the potential home buyer to include the costs of repairs to these defects when making an offer. For example, if the property is found to have major movement cracks it might mean that the property requires footing repairs. This might cost you thousands upon thousands of dollars to fix.

With stage inspection reports, the information provided to the customer can be taken to the builder in order to fix any unfinished/untradesman like work. This is important prior to payment of that current stage of the build. These inspection reports allow you as the customer to ensure that your build is up to the Australian Standards and you are getting what you payed for.

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