How a home seller benefited by disclosing termite damage to a buyer.

Benefits of disclosing termite damage, courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.

An important factor in helping the sale of this property go through smoothly, in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

This shows the importance of seller and agent disclosure that helped this previously termite damaged house sale proceed.

Without disclosure the contract would most likely have been terminated, after the results of the buyers inspector identified the damage.

Disclosing of termite damage, benefits

Problem:

Plaster removed showing significance of damage to supporting lintel above an opening of this relatively new house.

Benefits of disclosing termite evidence

Disclosing termite damage

Damaged timber exposed.

Extent of damage.

During rectification process:

Props fitted to support roof structure during repairs

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Affected timber replaced:

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Completed job, plastered and painted.

Benefits of disclosing termite damage, with satisfying results!

This is a classic example of how full disclosure of what potentially could have stopped the sale helped the sale go through smoothly due to the buyer being made fully aware of a serious problem, that he was willing to accept, before the buyer signed the contract to buy.

Amazing what a bit of honesty can achieve!

Related information that may help you:

Termite management:

QBCC Termite management notes for home owners, Booklet

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