Melbourne conduct exhaustive and independent inspections on properties with over 1000 defects to be crossed off before completing the inspection.
The photo to the left shows some missing tiles on a roof during a recent building and pest inspection in Albert Park. This is considered a major defect due to the potential damage that can be caused due to leaking into the roof space, roof frame and eave linings.
This is relatively easy to rectify by installing a tile but if damage has been caused to roof framing then the rectification costs can increase.
The importance of engaging a qualified and experienced building inspector is paramount before purchasing a property so that you are well aware of defects and the costs to rectify these defects.
Anyone can carryout pre-purchase building and pest inspections in Melbourne without any qualifications at all. Peter is a qualified building inspector as per the Building Act having completed a Diploma of Building Surveying. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter for advice.