A Good Building Inspection Is Better Than An Expensive Cure
Put yourself in Hao’s shoes. He buys his dream home only to discover a buyer’s worst nightmare: most of his buildings are illegal.
As the Whittlesea Council says: His bungalow was constructed without a permit. And to add insult to financial in... Read more
Is Your Smoke Alarm Up To Scratch
Fires can spread rapidly (in less than five minutes) through your house, according to findings from a Fire & Rescue NSW report. Interesting also is that homeowners are encouraged to look at how many fire alarms in their house to cover all potenti... Read more
Common defects found in homes
Are you buying a home or investment property? Here are some of the common defects that our building inspectors in homes.
The advantages of getting a vendor report before putting your house on the market. Termite damage was found ... Read more
Things to consider when building your first home
You might decide that rather than buying an established property as your first home, it would better suit you to build.
Building your first home can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Building allows you to customise your home from t... Read more
WHAT’S THE MOST COMMON BUILDING INSPECTIONS SIGNIFICANT DEFECT?
Over the past two years, the most common Significant defect found, is the damp shower. Modern showers are aesthetically pleasing and appear to be installed to the highest standard. However, countless showers have been found this year to have damp cor... Read more
Termite Damage Is Leading Factor When Buying Queensland Homes
Are you buying a home or investment property in Queensland? Amongst the important things to consider is the termite and borer status of your intended property.
It is recommended that you should always have both a pre-purchase building inspection a... Read more
Your Health Health Before Mould
Imagine if you were battling the following: Nose bleeds, chest infections, sinus troubles, asthma, hair loss, breathing issues, chronic fatigue, rashes and headaches.
Sad to say, but these are just some of the potential consequences of living with... Read more
House Inspections Take Time
Okay, random question: How long would you spend inspecting a house before buying it?
In Australia, more than half of homeowners (58%) spend less than an hour inspecting before the big buy, according to research put out by ME bank. Thus, it’s not... Read more
Asbestos Dumpers Beware
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do a job and this is especially true for asbestos. As the APP reports:
People and businesses that illegally transport or dump asbestos in NSW will face on-the-spot fines of up to $15,000 under tough new pen... Read more
Tax Depreciation Schedules
Did you know Jim’s Building Inspections have now started providing Tax Depreciation Schedules for Property Investors around the country?
Our Inspectors are in thousands of homes and apartments everyday conducting Pre-Purchase Building Ins... Read more