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A totally independent report which will give you confidence when making your property decision.
The report will be detailed, technical and comprehensive. The reports are performed within 48 hours of booking. (conditions apply)
Reports completed are available immediately to potential buyers either via email or via our office.
It is highly recommended that this Pre Purchase Property Report is combined with a Timber Pest Report.
If a property has more than one dwelling (ie house and cabin) on the one property additional costs may be incurred.
The Pre –Purchase visual building reports are fully compliant with Australian Standards (AS 4349.1-2007 – Inspection of Buildings, Part 1: Pre – Purchase Inspections – Residential Buildings’) and are performed by insured, licensed, experienced and registered Building Inspectors.
Pre-purchase reports will identify faults and potential issues this report can assist the buyer the buying in making an informed decision
A Pre-Purchase Inspection could help save you money in the long run by detecting property faults that you can’t see for yourself. A home is often the largest purchase a family will make and its importance you know exactly what you are buying. We recommend a Pre Purchase Building and Timber Pest inspection be carried out before every house purchase to avoid costly repairs at a later date. Why Pre-Purchase Property Inspection? Our building inspections are designed to make you aware of any potential dangers or damages the property being inspected may have. By obtaining the report before you’ve made any financial commitment, it allows you to make an objective decision about whether or not this is a investment that you are willing to make.
License number: NSW LN TOHS 201A.
This report will document if and where asbestos exists.
An asbestos identification report is designed to document all areas where an asbestos product exists within a building or a property.
It is often a requirement of the Local Council that an asbestos identification report be obtained prior to undertaking any building works. Alternatively, a homeowner may be concerned with asbestos on the property or within a building. Asbestos was mined not only in Australia but also South Africa and other countries. Mining of asbestos has been banned.
Damp & Mould Reports
Using a strict set of protocols we can identify the issues and propose solutions. Understanding the nature of the problem is one component, knowing how to remedy the situation is another matter entirely.
Once we have completed our initial assessment and discussed the report with you, stage two is ready to start. Findings from the report are crucial, indicating what is required and at what stage it must be performed.
Whatever the findings, we provide the means to make your indoor environment safe and healthy again. In addition, we will help to ensure the problem does not reoccur. Mould can cause many other problems, this is why you need to ensure it’s removed as quickly as possible.
Mould damages what it grows on and the longer it grows the more damage it causes. Mould can irrevocably damage your clothes, furniture, rugs, curtains, and other personal valuables. Once it takes hold, mould can destroy these items and you’ll need to replace them. Damp can cause major and costly structural damage to your home. It can, for example: ·
- cause paint to peel
- attract termites
- cause wood rot
- cause subsidence of piers
- crack brickwork
- cause movement in a building.
A Pest Inspection, also known as a “Timber Pest Inspection,” is recommended before purchasing a property to ensure that no hidden structural issues exist. Timber pests include termites, wood borers and wood decay fungi (wood rot). These timber pests are common in all properties and can undermine timber structures.
Strata & Special Purpose Reports
One key is understanding general levies which are paid quarterly and will cover annual maintenance and repairs. A Strata Inspection Report gives you a full summary of the records produced by the owner’s corporation including minutes of meetings for the past 4 years where available. The inspection can take 2-3 working days
Special purpose reports are an independent identification document that can present any issues that need to be addressed and resolved. HouseCheck NSW can act quickly and with discretion to identify the problem and provide some alternative solutions. This approach can save time money and stress and is an affordable way to communicate concerns.
If you have chosen to rent out your property, whether it be a home or business premises then HouseCheck NSW are happy to carry out your rental inspection to help protect your investment and seek out any damage that may have been caused by tenants.
Our Rental Inspections include:
- Cleanliness of each room
- Electric and gas
- Existing appliances
- Building structures
Dispute Resolution Reports
HouseCheck NSW are able to create a report that can assist in identifying an issue and providing solutions to resolve the conflict.
By providing an independent report and having an objective perspective on the issue we believe it is possible to regain trust and resolution and go-forward with the integrity of the relationship.
Why Pre-Purchase Property Inspection?
Our building inspections are designed to make you aware of any potential dangers or damages the property being inspected may have. By obtaining the report before you’ve made any financial commitment, it allows you to make an objective decision about whether or not this is a investment that you are willing to make.
During a Pre Purchase Building Inspection we inspect:
|Interior of the building||Plastering||Painting||Bathrooms|
|Exterior of the building||En-suites||Kitchen||Laundry|
|Ceilings||Toilets||Stairs||Balustrades and Handrails|
|Walls||Baths||Shower recess||Basins Taps|
|Windows and Window Frames||Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings||Hot Water Units||Rising Damp|
|Doors and Door Frames||Moisture in wet areas||Roof space framing structures||Roof coverings|
|Gutters||Skylights||Vents and Flues||Flashings|
|Valleys||Eaves||Fascias and Barges||Downpipes|
|Insulation||Downlight safety||Sarking||Subfloor supports|
|Ventilation||Drainage||Piers||Exterior walls including cladding|
|Decking||Patios||Balconies within 30m of the house||Fencing|
|Retaining walls||Paths||Driveways and water drainage||Garages|