EXPLAINED – Owner Builder Warranty Inspections & S137B of the Victoria Building Act 1993
You're an owner builder and it is time to sell your home. The last thing you want is for your hard work to be a hindrance to potential purchasers who have reservations about quality or compliance, just because the works weren't part of a major domest... Read more
November is Asbestos Awareness Month
Yes. It’s that time of year again. November is Asbestos Awareness Month.
Why Asbestos Awareness Month?
It’s a national effort with a noble goal. Asbestos Awareness Month is about fighting ignorance through education. The aim is to increase awa... Read more
To Buy Or Not To Buy (Off The Plan)
To buy or not to buy (off the plan) is an important issue for an increasing number of new homebuyers and property investors.
When done responsibly with professional guidance (offered by Jim’s Building Inspections, for example) it can be a positi... Read more
Save $1000s With a Depreciation Schedule
Investment properties are a great way to secure your financial future. As an informed investor you’ll want to take advantage of all of the tax benefits that are available to residential property investors. Who wants to pay more tax than they need t... Read more
Asbestos In The News
Think asbestos is old news – and not relevant in today’s society? Think again. Here’s one of many asbestos-related news stories.
From the Western Advocate:
WORK on Bathurst Tennis Centre’s new $800,000 clubhouse has come to a halt after... Read more
Asbestos - Not Just About Housing
FEATHERS were flying in Red Hill last week when neighbours discovered asbestos sheeting was being removed from a disused chicken shed near their properties.
First reported in the Southern Peninsula News (6 November 2018) the story continues:
Mo... Read more
Meth testing - the new norm for prudent home buyers
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 Inspe... Read more
Asbestos-Caused Cancer Trends Up
Asbestos-caused cancers are trending up, according to recent data from 2017.
The grim facts from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare:
710 Australians were diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2016 – a cancer caused by exposure to asbesto... Read more
Building Inspection Reports - the ultimate negotiation weapon
Rising damp and termite damage. Two issues that would normally send shivers down your spine and see potential buyers running for the hills.
But what if you could you turn a negative building inspection report, into the ultimate negotiation weapon?... Read more
What Does Jim Know About Building Inspections Anyway?
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 o... Read more