What To Do When You Receive Your Report

Remember, a report is to assist you to make an informed decision.

If you are unsure about something in the report, contact the inspector for clarification before talking with other people.

When you have received the report if there is anything that you do not fully understand, contact the inspector immediately for their interpretation or clarification before making any decisions. Do not allow unqualified and biased people to misinterpret the report

  • It is not up to any building inspector to give a pass or failure, the outcome of the report must be your decision and to your satisfaction, not anyone else. If the inspection results do not satisfy you and meet your expectations, that is your decision
  • Do not ask the inspector for guesstimates on rectification this can be very dangerous to you, especially if the guesstimate is out by a considerable amount. The last thing you want is to be out of pocket by an amount that is far greater than you allowed for especially when your chance for negotiating a better price to compensate you for the problem is long gone after you have moved in. This can be a very costly mistake. Remember the role of the inspector is fault finding, not giving quotes.
  • Never ask a building inspector if the price you are paying for the property is too much. They are not qualified to do so. A property is only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. Do your homework first, look online and compare it to similar buildings of its age and type before making a commitment.
  • It is up to you to determine what is acceptable and at what cost without interference from others.

It may be a good idea to weight up the good and bad points between each property, before making your decision.