Safehome conducts 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 as a major defect because of its potential damage. It can result to leaking into the roof space, roof frame and eave linings.
This is relatively easy to rectify by installing a tile. 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.