Unlicensed inspectors. A property inspected in the Graceville area, a western suburb of Brisbane
Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.
This post exposes how you can easily employ unlicenced inspectors without knowing, by not doing research!
- A Building Construction Commission search revealed that both previous inspectors of this property were not licenced to carry out their Building or Pest inspections.
- They were employed by a well known firm in the industry that claims they send out two different “qualified people” to carry out inspections, yet neither were licenced.
- Close examination of the Building and Pest reports (displayed on the dining room table for potential buyers perusal) showed many items (of concern to any prospective buyer) were either omitted or grossly understated in both reports
Be aware that companies can “LEGALLY” employ unlicensed inspectors, providing their inspections are under the supervision of licenced inspectors!
- The seller of this property was not prepared to allow any negotiation on the purchase price, even though the buyer was not aware of the roof damage before they signed the contract.
- The previous building inspector (employed by the agent) claimed that although he could not gain access to the roof exterior, their comments were “the roof appears to be in good condition”, what do you think, according to the photo?