Proposed New Tax To Help Home Owners Remove Asbestos
Did you know that 1 in 3 Australian homes contain asbestos? With home renovations on the rise, many Australian's are purchasing homes built before 1985 with the intention of doing small renos through to complete rebuilds. Unfortunately, many people a... Read more
How To Avoid Renovation Traps
Renovations done right can pay off. Literally. That said there are some serious traps to avoid.
Potential problems from wiring to asbestos issues often come up especially in older houses, so it’s important to seek professional help. Jim’s Buil... Read more
WHY SUBFLOOR INSPECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
Just as you wouldn’t purchase a vehicle without looking under the bonnet you need to be aware of more than just the attractive exterior and stylish interior of the property you are considering purchasing. What you cannot see on first viewing could ... 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 find in homes.
The advantages of getting a vendor report before putting your house on the market. Termite damage was f... Read more
The Dirt On Property Depreciation
What’s depreciation? In a nutshell, it’s an allowance under tax laws in Australia for investors. It means they can claim deductions for expenditures in their property investments.
Why depreciation? Even extremely well-built houses aren’t imm... Read more
How Jim's Building Inspections Became Australia's Number One Choice
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 ... 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
Two Things You Need To Know About Smoke Alarms
One: Smoke Alarms Aren’t Always Reliable
Smoke alarms aren’t always reliable which is why a professional inspector can make your job easier and life safer. A good inspection takes into account adequate positioning and operational status in orde... Read more
Timing of a building inspection
THE TIMING OF A BUILDING INSPECTION MOSTLY DEPENDS ON THE METHOD OF SALE.
As the findings of a building inspection report may prompt you to withdraw an offer, you should always ensure that you are correctly informed of your rights and options. This ... Read more
The Politics Of Smoke Alarms
From 1993 to 2015, CSIRO conducted tests on smoke alarms but the public is yet to read the findings. This comes at a time when activists want ionised smoke alarms banned due to alleged issues with response times to common fires. In America, the alarm... Read more