If you are house hunting in Sydney you may have considered hiring a third party property inspector to ascertain certain aspects of the properties health and safety.
A pre-settlement inspection is always a good idea to make sure that the properties you are purchasing will not:
- Require any major repairs and renovations to the roof, foundation or structure
- Ensure the safety of your property for whoever is occupying it – either yourself or your tenants.
Building inspectors are non-biased, objective professionals who can independently assess a property and provide an official report detailing any potential hazards, risks and dilapidation that will require treatment, repair or renovation.
Prior to choosing a property inspector, ask them these questions to ensure they are going to get the job right for you.
Are Their Reports Easy to Understand?
Not everyone understands technical, industry-specific jargon. You want to ensure that your building inspector is capable of providing a report that is both easy to read and understandable.
Can Their Report be used in a Court of Law?
As well as providing a report in layman’s terms that are easy to understand, will the inspector’s reports also be specific and technical enough to be presented in a Court of Law? This question is especially important if you intend to develop or renovate the property and need everything to be in line with council regulations and current Australian legislation.
What Areas do They Service?
There would be no point choosing a property inspector who does not service the area that your property lies within. Ideally you want a firm that can service a wide radius from the Sydney’s CBD in case you are planning a move away or are investing in an outlying suburb.
Do They Have Indemnity Insurance?
Professional indemnity insurance should be offered for every inspection to protect you against any legal costs and claims.
Can They Provide an Asbestos Report?
An Asbestos report is absolutely vital when purchasing an older property. This is to guarantee the health and safety of everyone involved – from the occupants through to anyone performing any service, repair or renovation to the property. Can the inspectors you are choosing provide one?
Can They Assess the Property’s Energy Efficiency?
Energy efficiency is fastly becoming a requirement for most property buyers. Energy efficient homes and properties save money and reduce environmental impact. Can your building inspector assess the home’s insulation and other factors to determine its energy efficiency?
Contact us for More Information
The Property Inspectors are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our service. Please give us a call on 02 9181 5989, or simply email us. Additionally you can view our existing property reports or check out a list of our available reports to order.