When Things Go Wrong, Ask for a Building Inspection Report


When you’re in the process of building a home, the last thing you think about is the possibility of something going wrong. More often than not, everything runs smoothly and you receive a product that makes you proud and look forward to living there. Every now and then, however, something goes wrong in the design or construction of the home and is not the fault of the homeowner. When this occurs, homeowners do have options. The main option is the production of a building inspection report that you can take to court, the building commission, or the SAT to file an initial complaint. Although you can file a complaint without this report, many times you cannot go far without it, which is why most people rely on the services of a professional building inspection company to do the job properly.

What Do These Companies Do?

Professional building inspection companies do more than just producing reports. They also advise you on matters related to defect reports, pre-purchase reports, Bush Fire Attack (BAL) reports, pre-handover inspections, construction inspections, and practical completion inspections. They also offer other services, and one of their main products is the ‘expert witness’ report, or building inspection report.

Building Inspection

A building inspection report lists complete information on the home’s defects and any remedies needed to correct the defects. It is accompanied by full-colour photographs and exact measurements, so it is a very professional report that describes in detail what you recommend in order to correct the defects in your home. The reports also reference the Building Codes of Australia, as well as Australian Standards and accepted building practice, something the other side will look for in the report. Although the report is comprehensive, it is also easy to read and understand. Again, the report must be detailed and professional, and contain certain items important to your dispute. Since it is often impossible to go forward without this report, it is recommended that you hire a professional company to do the work for you.

How to Find Companies to Do These Reports

Getting building inspection reports in Perth is very simple, as there are many reputable and competent companies performing this service. Most will have a website that lists details on all of the company’s services, as well as information on the experience level of the building inspector that works for them. This is an important point, since any building inspector should be both qualified and have many years of experience.

These companies’ websites often have an online enquiry form to get the process started quickly, and most companies will produce the report and deliver it to you within 24 hours. This allows you to not have to wait long to receive your report and to begin the formal complaint process. They also offer a presence on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, and a phone number and email address so that you can contact them at any time with any questions or concerns you might have.

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