Most of the time we never get to meet our clients face to face and only a small handful are ever able to come along to the home inspections we organise.
So there is often a bit of mystery around what exactly we do during a home inspection.
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How is a House Inspection Organised?
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... Read more
No Shortcuts For Property Inspections
There are no shortcuts for property inspections in the professional world. In fact, the backing of an experienced inspector from Jim’s Building Inspections can save you much grief.
A professional is on top of his or her game and working for you.... Read more
The Case For More Home Inspections
Building surveyors are calling on Victoria’s state government to mandate balcony inspections. This follows the tragic balcony collapse in Doncaster East in late 2017. Sadly, two people died and many others were injured, according to The Age.
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Concrete stumps are not immune to decay under extreme conditions.
Many elevated properties sit on some type of stump support whether it be timber , steel , masonry or concrete . Whist most people would consider concrete stumps to be maintenance free , this is far from the truth .
Recently one of our Building Inspe... Read more
Building Inspectors Break Secrets
Building inspectors break secrets. It’s their job to do so and we wouldn’t have it any other way. They’re in one very real sense property detectives.
It’s fraudulent for a vendor to knowingly conceal defects according to the law. This incl... Read more
What is a Building Inspection?
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... Read more
What does Domestic Building Insurance means to Builder or an Owner Builder in Victoria.
Whether you are a homeowner who is using a Builder or an Owner Builder, it is mandatory to get a domestic building insurance.
If you undertake domestic building work worth more than $16,000, then you need domestic building insurance.
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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
What Victoria’s New Tenancy Laws Mean For Landlords
Victoria’s new tenancy laws mean that landlords need to pay extra attention to basic standards, especially relating to health and safety. These include (but are not limited to) providing functioning heaters, stoves and even deadlocks. Furthermore, ... Read more