Our most frequently asked questions:

Do I need to attend the Inspection?
No, you aren’t required to be present for the inspection.
  • We dont have the authority to allow the buyer to enter the property. The inspector is authorised by the property owner and/or RE agent only for the purpose of inspection.
  • There are OHS and legal/insurance issues. It is the inspectors workspace.
  • The inspector has a defined routine and is solely focussed on the property. A distraction to the routine may impact the outcome of the inspection.
  • Time constraints for the inspector.
Do you have insurance?

Yes. We are insured for $1m professional indemnity and $10m public liability. It’s peace of mind and a safety net for our customers but we never expect it to be used. Contact us here to request an insurance certificate of currency.

How long will the Inspection take?

The time will vary depending with the size, type and condition of the property. For most homes, 1 hour to 90 minutes is typical, for a 2-3br unit 45 minutes to 1 hour. For larger homes, commercial properties and/or homes in poor condition, it may take longer.

I need my report fast, when can i get my inspection?

We can usually do your inspection with one day notice, sometimes same day. If we inspect before 12 noon you’ll receive your report the same afternoon. If your inspection is in the afternoon you’ll receive your report the following morning. Yes we’re fast! Go here now to book your inspection. The sooner you book your inspection and pay, the faster we can carry out your inspection and deliver your building report.

Is there a contract to sign?

Not so much a contract but as per Australian Standard 4349.1-2007 you need to fill out the booking form/pre inspection agreement here.

Should i accept a building report from the seller or the real estate agent?

You may think i’d say no out of self interest. I would too.

The reality is would you purchase an expensive car based on a condition report from the seller or car sales person? Of course not. How about a property costing up to $2m?

You need an unbiased, totally objective view of the property by an experienced inspector with no interest whatsoever in the outcome of the property sale.

What does your property inspection include?

Our inspections and reports are carried out in accordance with Australian standards AS4349.1-2007 (building inspection), & AS 4349.3-2010 (timber pest inspection). Subject to safe and reasonable access the inspection will normally report on the condition of each of the following areas of the property:

  • The property interior
  • The roof void
  • The property exterior
  • The subfloor
  • The roof exterior
  • The yard and fences up to 20m from the property

The report is usually a 20-25 page pdf color document with categories being:

  • Major defects in the above areas
  • Minor defects in the above areas
  • Termite activity and/or termite damage in the above areas
  • Comments/summary on the property and inspection
What exactly is a property inspection?

Depending on the type of inspection, the correct definition is “an objective visual, non invasive examination of the physical structure of a property, from the roof to the foundation” The above can apply to a building or timber pest inspection. Allowing for access and safety we inspect the:

  • Roof exterior
  • Roof interior
  • Sub floor area
  • Property interior
  • Property exterior
  • Yard and fences
What is the cost of an inspection?

We have a pricing page here but to answer quickly a building and pest inspection for a unit is $445 and a house is $495. All prices include GST. As you can see we’re very price competitive and our service is A1!

Who should get a property inspection?
  • Buyers (Pre Purchase Inspection)
  • Sellers (Pre Listing Inspection)
  • Private sellers (Pre Sale Inspection)
  • Investors (Pre Purchase Inspection)
  • or anyone interested in the current condition of their home should have an inspection carried out.
Why can’t I do the inspection myself?

Even if you are familiar with home construction, you still don’t have the knowledge, training and experience and the specific skill of a professional home inspector, not to mention the tools and technology available to inspectors.

Beside the expertise and experience a professional inspector brings, it is important to remember that the inspector remains an impartial non emotional third party.

If you are buying or selling a house, it’s impossible for you to remain completely unemotional about the house, and this may alter your judgment, especially if you are selling as you most likely have lived in this property for along time.

A property inspector will provide a professional, unbiased, new set of eyes reporting of the facts.

Why do I need a property inspection?

A home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. It makes sense to find out as much as you can about the house you are interested in before you buy. That way you can avoid costly surprise repairs (possibly major) and problems after your purchase.

A professional inspection and report will give you a clear picture of the minor and major (if any) defects a property has. To bypass a pre purchase inspection is risky business, especially with older properties. An inspection costs about 0.05% or less of the purchase price of a property. Cheap peace of mind indeed.

If you are selling your home, a listing/vendor inspection will point out any potential problems that might be uncovered later by the buyers’ inspector. Finding them early will allow you to address them before listing your home, making for a faster and smoother sale and eliminating or at least minimising their opportunity to use the building report as a negotiating tool.