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1909, 2016

Understated Inspection Reports

September 19th, 2016|Buying at auction problems, Costly mistakes, Importance of photos & access, Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Understated Inspection Reports

Here is a classic example why it is dangerous to accept a building report from a seller before an auction. Numerous items in the vendors report were either not discovered by the inspector or significantly understated to help the sale go through! Don’t be conned into thinking a free report given to you by the SELLING […]

1209, 2016

Seepage through balcony slabs above units

September 12th, 2016|Importance of photos & access, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units

Problems with a recently inspected relatively new unit in the eastern suburbs.

Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them from lack of appropriate water-proofing of the balcony slabs before the tiles were laid over them. Apart from being an ongoing annoyance to owners/tenants, seepage may […]

509, 2016

Vendor report problems

September 5th, 2016|Illegal structures, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Vendor report problems

The owner of this property decided to employ a inspector suggested by the selling agent, this is what they neglected to mention !

An illegal structure built by the owner without Council approval, not mentioned in the vendors report. Not many insurance companies are likely to take on the potential liability of an illegal structure. Always […]

2908, 2016

New House Problems

August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New House Problems

Problems with a recently inspected new house in the eastern suburbs that could develop into something serious in the future, if not informed and educated with guidance from the inspector and their report.

       

High moisture meter readings through a garage wall where retaining soil. This has not caused a problem at this stage […]

2208, 2016

High-set house problems

August 22nd, 2016|High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Rising Damp|Comments Off on High-set house problems

Undulation of the upper level external walls at the stump level indicating movement.

The prospective purchaser of this house intending using the lower level (sub-floor area) as a living space for renting. The main reason this house would not be suitable for the buyers intentions is the fact that it is a high-set house (lower level […]

1508, 2016

Inadequate Roof Flashing

August 15th, 2016|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate Roof Flashing

Inadequate width roof flashing’s. Building inspectors not willing to gain access to the roof exterior would not be able to identify this problem and cost their client a lot of money in having it rectified. This cannot be determined from interior of the roof. Don’t be conned by people that state otherwise, demand roof exterior […]