Misleading advertising of unit with a bedroom being non-compliant. 

This non-compliant bedroom in a unit would likely have had an affect on the future resale, if it was not picked up in a building inspection report carried out by QBIS.

Non compliant ceiling height of apartment unit

Non compliant ceiling height of a unit

Ceiling height of this room was under the building code requirements for use as a bedroom.

The ceiling height of this room at 2.238 metres is at least 162 mm under the Australian building code requirements of 2.4 metres for use as a habitable room.

Non-compliant rooms can affect your resale

  • This relatively new unit in a large complex was advertised by the selling agent as a two bedroom unit, when in fact it is only compliant with the local building code and Council requirements as a one bedroom unit.

The nature and seriousness of this problem may potentially hinder a future resale and possibly affect the selling price, considerably!

Related material

Qld Government Design standards in new construction

ABCB: Room heights

For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. qbis.com.au