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The top six things that can stop a property sale?

2018-11-28T14:25:17+11:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections, Pest Inspections, Pre Sales Inspection, Property Market|

With the property market slowing, it's a buyers market and vendors need to ensure there are no issues with their property that could stop a sale. In our experience there are six main property issues that stop a property sale, these are: 1. Termites. You would be surprised at the number of homes in Southern Sydney [...]

Top 5 Building Defects

2018-08-15T01:23:47+10:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|

In NSW it can take home buyers around 6 months to find their ideal property. They spend many hours looking for listings and investigating suburbs yet once they find their dream home they usually spend less than one hour inspecting it before making an offer. Given the short amount of time that buyers are able to [...]

The fire risk with external wall cladding

2018-08-15T01:23:57+10:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|

In recent years we have seen several devastating building fires across the globe, the most notable being London’s Grenfell Tower inferno. These fires were all linked to flammable aluminium external wall claddings. The complete devastation and loss of life caused by this type of cladding have seen an on-going Senate inquiry call for a total ban [...]

Understanding the pre-settlement property inspection

2018-08-15T01:24:11+10:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|

Property Purchasers are entitled to perform a pre-settlement property inspection during the week of settlement. The Contract of Sale requires vendors to hand over the property in the same condition as when it was purchased. If the buyer finds that something is damaged or no longer working they can request repairs be made prior to settlement. [...]

How to get the most from a Pre-Sale Building Inspection

2018-08-15T01:24:26+10:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections, Pre Sales Inspection, Real Estate|

A Building Inspection will take around 2 hours. For those property owners that are eager to understand the building inspection process, they can accompany the inspector and ask questions. […]

Pre-sale building and pest inspection

2018-08-15T01:24:44+10:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections, Pest Inspections, Pre Sales Inspection, Real Estate, Termites|

Getting the most from a pre-sale building and pest inspection It’s no surprise that most home buyers will invest in a building and pest inspection prior to purchasing a property. Buyers want to know what defects a property has and understand the cost of repairs in order to avoid substantial loss. We are seeing a growing [...]

7 expensive home repairs

2018-08-15T01:24:49+10:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Asbestos Inspections, BPI News, Building Inspections, Pre Sales Inspection, Property Market, Real Estate|

It’s not unusual for older properties to need home repairs, especially if regular maintenance has been overlooked. Some home buyers are unsure of which home repairs are expensive and those that […]

Building inspections using drones

2018-08-15T01:24:54+10:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|

We recently invested in a drone to assist with our building inspections because many homes in the area are double story or located on sloping blocks, which can make it difficult to inspect them effectively. Improved access for building inspections Our new drone offers an efficient approach to inspecting difficult to access properties and high roof [...]

Roof leaks and the link between termites, mould and fire

2018-08-15T01:25:00+10:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Building Inspections|

We inspect hundreds of properties every year and it’s not unusual for us to come across a house with a roof leak that the owner wasn’t aware of. A leak may take years to develop, and sometimes the structural damage can be costly to repair and affect the sale price of the property. That’s why it’s [...]