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  • Meth testing – the new norm for prudent home buyers

    By on May 14, 2018

    The New Norm? Including Meth checks in Pre-Purchase Building Inspections For home buyers there is nothing unusual about organising a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection on a potential property purchase. For smart buyers, a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection is a no brainer, part of the home buying journey. But a growing number of prudent buyers and landlords are going beyond the scope...

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  • How Different Methods of Property Sale Impact When You Need a Building Inspection

    By on May 6, 2018

    THE TIMING OF A BUILDING INSPECTION DEPENDS ON YOUR SITUATION AND MOSTLY THE METHOD OF SALE. As the findings of a building inspection report may cause you to withdraw an offer you should always ensure that you are informed of your rights and options.  Engage a conveyancer or settlement agent as early as possible. If you have not already...

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  • How is a House Inspection Organised?

    By on May 5, 2018

    Whilst it’s up to you, the majority of our clients simply provide the Real Estate Agents details and then we will then contact them to organise the date and time of the house inspection. Generally this saves you a few more phone calls and emails. You probably have a bit on your hands at the moment anyway! We will...

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  • How Jim’s Building Inspections Became Australia’s Number One Choice

    By on May 5, 2018

    Jim’s Building Inspections has grown to become Australia’s largest building inspection business in just three years. How did we do that? It was actually pretty easy, which is probably a damning commentary on the state of the industry! The building inspection industry is dominated by single person operators – often this is simply a builder that wanted to get...

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  • Who Needs a Building Inspection?

    By on May 5, 2018

    Building Inspections are generally ordered in the process of buying or selling a home. A building inspection may also be required if you discover that your home has developed a building defect over time or in response to an incident or accident. We also regularly inspect homes under construction to provide the client with an expert in their corner...

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  • What is a Building Inspection?

    By on May 5, 2018

    A building inspection is designed to give you independent and objective advice about the physical state of a building, enabling you to make an informed decision, generally about whether or not to buy a building. A building inspection is a snapshot in time, it isn’t a guarantee that defects won’t develop in the future so you should always ensure...

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  • Need To Know – Building Inspection Inclusions and Exclusions

    By on May 5, 2018

    It is important to understand what is generally included and excluded in a building inspection service.  Jim’s Building Inspections work hard to understand what type of property you are purchasing. Factors that influence which building inspections we would recommend include: •             The location of the property •             It’s age •             General condition (well or poorly maintained) •             Your plans...

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  • What Does Jim Know About Building Inspections Anyway?

    By on May 5, 2018

    ACTUALLY, QUITE A BIT MORE THAN WE EVER REALISED! We recently discovered that Jim Penman’s dad was a forensic engineer. From an early age Jim’s father was investigating materials, structures and their components which failed or were some way involved in an ‘incident’ or related to litigation. Jim has some pretty interesting stories to tell of the things he...

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