Property Inspections For Professionals
Professionals’ choice – Are you an Agent, Buyer or Conveyancer in need of a property inspection report? At Inspect It FIRST, we make customer satisfaction our number one goal. We know you don’t have time for the paper chase. That’s why our hassle-free service delivers reports on time and to the right place, with no follow-up calls necessary. Use Inspect It FIRST and you can expect:
- 200% Guarantee*
- 90-Day Inspection Warranty*
- The latest and best technology
- 2-hour turn around inspection to report*
- A defect summary with cost estimates
- A full report with no missing information
- Customer satisfaction
Why Hire Professional Building Inspector?
The Building Inspection industry in NSW is currently unregulated. Anyone that has purchased a property or is considering investing in one knows that building and pest inspections are a vital aspect of buying that property. It helps protect the potential owners from financial threats in case there are any structural problems.
This is why it is also very important that you check whether your building inspector has the necessary qualifications to carry out the inspection. Without these qualifications, training and experience, you can’t be sure that the building inspectors will be able to provide a quality and comprehensive inspection report. Here are some aspects to consider before you hire a building inspector.
Things to consider before hiring a building inspector
The company or the individual you hire should be a registered building professional. Only a registered builder will have the knowledge and skills required to provide an accurate report.
#2 PI Insurance
It’s also important that the inspector you hire has the relevant Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance cover. This is a prerequisite in the building inspection space and most insurance companies will provide cover only to experienced and registered building inspectors.
#3 Experienced Professional Building Consultant
The building inspector needs to have a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience, and this should be one of the criteria you look for when while hiring a building inspector. Ask them how many years they have been operating in this industry (property inspection or building trade). If the inspector is hesitant to answer or if they have very little experience, this should be a red flag for you to look elsewhere.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Building Inspection industry in NSW is currently unregulated. Anyone that has purchased a property or is considering investing in one knows that building and pest inspections are a vital aspect of buying that property. It helps protect the potential owners from financial threat in case there are any structural problems.
Therefore, it is also very important that you check whether your building inspector has the necessary qualifications to carry out the inspection.
A Contract of Sale when purchasing a home, land or investment property in NSW is required to have a 5-business day cooling off period starting from the exchange of the contract. Off the plan (OTP) contracts have a 10-day cooling off period due to the complexity of the contract. There is no cooling-off period for properties purchased at auction or if passed in and exchanged auction day. Purchasers are able to remove or alter the cooling-off period by signing a ’66W certificate’. If a purchaser decided to withdraw from the contract during the cooling-off period, they are required to pay the vendor 0.25% of the purchase price.
Under the Australian Standard AS 4349.1 the inspection is a visual inspection of all accessible areas and includes an evaluation of all structural, maintenance, safety and compliance issues. When complete the building inspector will provide a report detailing findings, why they are a concern, where in the property the issue is and what will happen if the issue is not addressed.
The inspection report is emailed the same day as the inspection.