Understated Inspection Reports

210, 2017

Retaining wall movement

October 2nd, 2017|Retaining wall problems, Stump Movement, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement

Retaining wall movement, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Movement of this sub-floor retaining wall (at street level) is causing pressure against the supporting stumps and the house to move considerably. Rectification and replacement […]

2809, 2017

Vendor report inaccuracy

September 28th, 2017|Costly "free" building reports, High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Non compliant, Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Vendor report inaccuracy

Vendor report inaccuracy. Problems missed or severely understated by a building inspection service acting on behalf of a seller and recommended by the agent.

Problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Oxley area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

This roof is supported off […]

1007, 2017

understated rusted supporting columns

July 10th, 2017|Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on understated rusted supporting columns

Understated rusted supporting columns, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In a North West suburb of Brisbane.

Significantly rusted columns supporting a three level 10 year old house were noted in report supplied to a prospective buyer with the magnitude of extensive problems throughout the […]

304, 2017

Understated inspection reports

April 3rd, 2017|Buying at auction problems, Costly "free" building reports, 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 […]

711, 2016

Rising damp-seepage

November 7th, 2016|Before employing an inspector, Rising Damp, Seepage, Understated Inspection Reports|0 Comments

Rising damp-seepage, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Auchenflower area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

These problems that were not identified in a previous inspectors report. The costs of rectification were high and incurred by the buyer.  

The following suggestions have been compiled […]

2102, 2016

Roof access photographs importance

February 21st, 2016|Costly "free" building reports, Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems, Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor Reports Problems|0 Comments

Roof access photographs importance. Although this photo was taken 2006 in Strathpine, a northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, it has not lost its relevance. I considered it would be important to include in my Posts.

The photo shows considerable sagging to the roof of a two storey house, the roof […]