Beware of dangers when accepting inaccurate vendor reports
Risks with inaccurate vendor reports. QBIS. “FREE” REPORTS CAN BE VERY COSTLY. BUYERS BEWARE OF BUILDING REPORTS HANDED OUT BY REAL ESTATE AGENTS OR SELLERS!
Potential fire danger not identified in a report paid for by a vendor (seller).
Insulation has accumulated around down-lights and electrical fittings within this roof which can cause a potential fire hazard. This serious and potentially dangerous problem was not mentioned in the vendors report that was supplied to a prospective buyer.
Incompatible roof sheeting that will cause corrosion.
Although quite obvious to any competent building inspector. These different types of roof sheeting (galvanized and zincalume) were not mentioned in the vendors report. They must not overlap, otherwise corrosion will occur between them.
Risks with inaccurate vendor reports. Cowlings have been dislodged causing potential fire hazards.
Cowlings require refitting and securing to ceiling linings. Cowlings help prevent accumulation of insulation from occurring around the fittings, but they must be periodically checked and cleared internally, if necessary. Tops of cowlings MUST NOT BE COVERED, this can also cause fire hazards.
How cheap are “free” vendors (sellers) if they omit faults that could endanger your family by causing a house fire.
These omitted and potentially dangerous faults become the buyers problem with cost of rectification coming out of their pocket, when the opportunity for renegotiating or terminating the contract is long gone.
SMH Article about unqualified building inspectors
QLD Government Complaints about pre-purchase or termite inspections
For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. qbis.com.au