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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTION REPORT

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When you are looking for a building and pest inspection report, you want to make sure you are getting the best possible quality. The report should be comprehensive, detailed, and inclusive of photos as well as recommendations for rectifications. Additionally, the report should include recommendations on trades to engage for advice, rectifications or further investigation of potential hidden defects.

What to look for in a report

A good building inspection report should be thorough, objective, and easy to understand. The report should cover all major components of the property, both internally and externally. It should also include photographs or diagrams to illustrate any areas of concern. At Informed Building Inspections, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive reports that meet all of these criteria.

In addition to being thorough, a good inspection report should also be objective. This means that it should not contain any bias towards the property owner or the real estate agent representing them. The focus should solely be on identifying any potential problems with the property so that the buyer can make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with the purchase. 

Finally, a good inspection report should be easy to understand. This means that it should be written in plain language and free of technical jargon.  Using overly-technical language in a report only serves to confuse and frustrate readers who might be already feeling overwhelmed by the process of buying a home. At Informed Building Inspections, we believe that everyone deserves a clear and concise report that they can actually use to make decisions about their home purchase.

Additionally, to reduce stress and confusion around defects, inspectors should be willing to walk through the property on site and answer questions or provide explanations once you’ve received your report. We not only provide walk throughs and answer questions once you’ve received your report, we are also happy to discuss any additional questions once you’ve moved into the property. 

What do unacceptable Reports look like?

A substandard report may include 15 or less pages with the following sections: 

1) A general description of the property 

2) A list of some repairs or maintenance that should be completed 

3) Photos of some defects found (sometimes missing the outer areas such as the fences, the border between council and property, and lacking depth, etc.)

What sets our Reports apart?

One of the things that sets Informed Building Inspections apart is our attention to detail. We take the time to thoroughly inspect every aspect of the property in question so that we can identify any and all potential issues. We also take photos and provide detailed descriptions of any areas of concern so that you can see for yourself what needs to be addressed.

An Informed Building Inspections Building and Pest Report includes the following: 

  • A General Property Description
  • Accessibility and Obstructions, including a list of inaccessible areas that cannot be inspected without invasive investigation
  • Safety Hazards including photos, descriptions and rectifications
  • Internal and External Major Defects including photos, descriptions and rectifications
  • Internal and External Minor Defects including photos, descriptions and rectifications
  • Timber Pest Inspection defects, including conducive conditions 
  • Report Summary
  • Additional Photos of the property

Another thing that sets us apart is our promptness. We understand that when you are requesting a building inspection report, time is of the essence. That’s why we guarantee that we will provide you with your report within 24 hours of completing the inspection, with same day inspections reports also available to ensure tight time frames are met. 

Finally, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality or service. We believe that everyone should have access to quality building and pest inspection reports.

When you are looking for a quality building inspection report, Informed Building Inspections is the clear choice. We provide a more comprehensive understanding of the property conditions, an easy-to-understand format that is organised by defect severity, and the ability to share the report electronically. Most importantly we provide follow-up and onsite consults that really allow you to understand the current condition of the property and be confident you are making an informed choice when purchasing a property. 

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