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
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
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
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
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
Property Depreciation - Some Questions
Q: What’s property depreciation all about?
A: In a nutshell, depreciation is a tax deduction when your property’s value declines. The result: Less tax, more money in your pocket.
Q: Where can I find professional help?
A: Jim’s Buildi... 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
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
What is franchising?
Franchising is the practice of using another business’s successful business model. By replicating a successful model, the new business owner or franchisee has a greater level of incentive than an employee, they directly benefit from the effort they... Read more
Do you think that property you are looking to buy has asbestos?
If the house you are looking to buy was built or renovated before 1990, it is likely that it will contain some form of asbestos-containing materials.
Did you know that approximately one-third of homes built in Australia contain asbestos products?
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