People can have many different reasons for wanting an inspection report. They may be buying, selling, renovating or concerned about an infestation or potential building fault. You should know exactly what inspection reports are available to you and what these reports mean.
When you know how to properly interpret the findings, you can make the best possible choice moving forward.
Standard Building and Inspection Report
Standard Building and Pest Inspections are conducted when you are selling your house, purchasing a new property, prior to renovation or for other reasons.
These inspections look for faults that are listed in reports as either “major” or “minor”.
Major structural defects are issues that require immediate attention. These include termite damage, water leakage and a lack of handrails of stairs.
Conversely, Minor structural issues include cosmetic or slight defects that do not threaten your safety or require immediate action. For example, minor issues include peeling paint or partially covered weep holes.
If you know the difference between minor and major issues, you can focus your money and effort on those areas.
Dilapidation inspection reports examine the buildings surrounding a renovation.
As such, a dilapidation report involves two inspections, carried out before and after renovations commence.
The first report looks at the condition of surrounding homes before any work is done while the second report looks to see if any damage was done to these same houses.
As such, this Dilapidation Report will protect you from litigation, as neighbours may claim that pre-existing faults were caused by your renovations.
A renovation report will reveal what parts of the house are structurally safe and which are not. All buildings must comply with the relevant building codes.
New Build Handover Reports
New Build Handover inspections look at faults in a recently constructed home you are hoping to buy.
With Dedant you will always get a fair report because we’re independent of your building contractor.
Furthermore, Dedant’s inspectors have had years of experience as builders before entering the building and pest inspection industry. They know what errors to look out for.
A New Build Handover Report looks at major and minor structural defects and makes sure everything is up to the standard you expect.