Strata Complex Assessment
What is a Strata Complex Report?
If your building is less than 2 years old (for non-structural defects) or 6 years old (for structural defects), we can inspect it and provide you with a consolidated list of all the defects and incomplete work that contractors may have left you with.
Regardless of the building’s age, we will examine the existing condition of the building, and carefully and clearly report the main issues for you and, if instructed, estimate likely repair and replacement costs.
This estimate is based upon the remaining life of all key materials and allows you to more accurately plan for future expenditure without the bad news of unexpected special levies.
If the building is under warranty, we can inspect it and provide you with a consolidated list of all the defects and incomplete work that contractors may have left you with.
You can use this Report to ask the contractor to rectify and complete any defects.
We encourage all owners to engage us to inspect the building prior to the end of the builder’s warranty so that any serious issue is fixed.
The Property Inspectors ask the Scheme to advise known problems and then we inspect and add the missing serious problems that you may not know about.
If the builder doesn’t cooperate, we can help you lodge a complaint or insurance claim against the contractor.
Ideally, we can assist the Scheme to negotiate with the builder.
When necessary we develop our previous Defect Report into an Expert Witness Report appropriate for litigation.
When building work is necessary, we can also help you find the right contractor and plan the sequence of work to minimise inconvenience to occupants.
We prepare a scope of works including any troublesome details, analyse quotes, carry out progress inspections and authorise payment when each stage is complete.
Once the extent of work is known and completed, you can obtain a more accurate Sinking Fund Assessment.
Who does it?
At The Property Inspectors we have a team of specialist consultants, who all have building, engineering and pest qualifications plus extensive experience with building diagnostics, to assist you with understanding:
- The condition of all major materials and components.
- Basic fire safety problems.
- Maintenance issues you need to investigate further.
How long does it take to prepare?
A written report can be available within 10 working days of inspection, subject to the size of the project/complex.
The neglect of property maintenance costs Australians hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
Owners are ignorant of the actual condition of the building and have often tolerated ineffective, Bandaid building work.
Building managers and owners have a duty to keep their buildings safe and in reasonable condition.
They are often unaware of the actual condition of their building.
Recent legal cases mean they can now be sued if the property is unsafe or neglected.
Timely maintenance can be a fraction of the cost of major repairs or replacement.
You can save money by arranging a Strata Complex Inspection, together with a Building Lifecycle Analysis.
This means combining a Maintenance Inspection with a number of other inspections, such as a Timber Pest Inspection, Asbestos Inspection, Fire Safety Inspection, Due Diligence Report and OHS/Safety Inspection.
Which types of properties are inspected?
All properties, but mostly units and commercial properties.
What is Inspected?
Entire External Building Common Property.
General Building defects, which includes an assessment of the:
- Public Balconies / Verandas / Decks
- Handrails & Balustrading
- Windows & Doors
We welcome any inquiries or site attendance at your next strata meeting for a complimentary consultation with all the stakeholders prior to making any decisions.