Unlicensed inspectors mistakes, proved to be costly
Unlicensed inspectors mistakes. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.
The following serious problems were not identified in a previous building inspectors report.
Rusting flooring nails from seepage and rising damp.
Seepage through a retaining walls and rising damp from the slab was causing the flooring to buckle and lift in places. Moisture meter readings taken were considerably higher than normally expected.
Unlicensed inspectors costly mistakes.
- These costly problems were not identified by the previous inspector, only a matter of weeks before these photos were taken.
- Seepage and rising damp must not be under-estimated. They can cause deterioration, attract termites and can cause health problems with inhabitants.
- The previous Inspector was employed by one of the largest building and pest inspection firms in Queensland and was not licensed.
- Name and license numbers on the report were that of a company director, not the inspector.
- Unlicensed building inspectors would not be covered by indemnity insurance.
Omissions in the previous report denied the buyer an opportunity to renegotiate or to consider alternative properties.