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2404, 2017

Stump movement

April 24th, 2017|Stump Movement|Comments Off on Stump movement

A recent house inspection carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, resulted in the following. The following are some examples of stumps with packing fitted to their tops, due to stump movement. 
Packing is usually fitted due to stump movement (that has occurred since the house was originally constructed) or incorrect fitting of the stumps. The latter […]

1704, 2017

Roof truss problems

April 17th, 2017|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

Roof truss problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Ferny Grove area, a       Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These roof trusses are sagging considerably also with dislodged gang-nails (securings to joints between the web member and the top chord of […]

1004, 2017

Flooding-effects

April 10th, 2017|Flooding, Importance of photos & access|Comments Off on Flooding-effects

Flooding-effects identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

There are different types of flooding, the main ones being what occurred in the 1800’s, 1974 and more recently in 2011 & 2013.

Most are unaware of local flooding that occurs much more often and possibly a number of […]

304, 2017

Understated inspection reports

April 3rd, 2017|Buying at auction problems, Costly mistakes, Importance of photos & access, Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Understated inspection reports

Understated inspection reports. Here is a classic example why it is dangerous to accept a building report from a seller and/or agent before an auction.

Problems identified by Qld Home buyers Inspection Service in a recent building inspection, that were either understated or not identified in a report supplied to a prospective buyer from the vendor (seller):

Numerous items in […]

2703, 2017

Seepage through balcony slabs above units

March 27th, 2017|Importance of photos & access, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units

Seepage through balcony slabs above units identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Coorparoo area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them from lack of appropriate water-proofing […]

2003, 2017

Vendor report

March 20th, 2017|Illegal structures, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Vendor report

Vendor report. Problems identified in a recent building inspection in the Wilston area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Building Inspection Service:

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

An illegal structure […]