FAQs

Q: Why is it important to get an inspection report done on my home?
A: The main purpose of any report is to give you an expert's view on the condition of the property, to identify any significant problems, and to be given professional advice as to what can be done to rectify the problems.

Q: What is a 'pre-purchase inspection?'
A: An inspection that is performed before you decide to buy a property, so that you know exactly what condition it is in

Q: What is a 'Defects Inspection Report?'
A: Ideal for the new home purchaser, this type of inspection identifies poor workmanlike practices, substandard installations and casts a detailed eye over all accessible areas of the building. New construction is no longer a problem-free guarantee. While many new homes are well built, we regularly find serious defects in new construction.

Q: I just want a building inspection done for my home before I put it up for sale; do you conduct inspections for homeowners or vendors?
A: Yes. Whether you are about to sell your home, just had repairs done that you would like checked, or if you just want to know the condition of your home, we conduct inspections on all homes.

Q: I don't understand some things in the report, or have more questions. Who can I contact?
A: If you have any questions or queries about the report, please contact us and we will be happy to help. We have qualified building and pest inspectors that can answer any questions you might have; if your questions relate to a specific property report, it is best to speak to the inspector of the property (their name and number can be found on the report).

Q: Everything looks OK; how do I know if I have termites?
A: You may not see any signs of termites until it is too late. The only way you can be really sure you do not have termites is to have an annual Timber Pest Inspection by a qualified timber pest inspector.

Q: Will I have to leave the house during the inspection?
A: No. The inspection is visual only and can be undertaken with you at home.

Q: What pests do you inspect for?
A: We inspect for termites, borers and fungal decay.

Q: Can I inspect the property myself?
A: Most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective about the property they really want and this may lead to poor judgement. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial third-party opinion by an independent expert.