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Not just an inspection...it's a "Homeworthy"

Not just an inspection...it's a "Homeworthy"

09 Jun

Comprehensive PRE-PURCHASE and PRE-SALE Inspections and Compliances Purchasing a property is a major decision and should be supported by a comprehensive knowledge of the condition the property is in. So how does a B.I.C. inspection and compliance offer you so much more than your STANDARD pre-purchase inspection? Standard Pre-Purchase Visual Inspection A standard pre-purchase building inspection is generally a visual only inspection. It is a non-invasive inspection limited to accessible areas and safe and reasonable access. It may not identify major structural defects or hidden issues. Where reasonable entry is not available or is denied to the inspector, these areas do not form part of the inspection and may require additional inspection. The main purpose of a standard visual only pre-purchase building report is to give a professional view of the condition of the property, but is not intended as a certificate of compliance or to estimate the cost of fixing problems. A standard visual building inspection is NOT a comprehensive report but rather an attempt to identify any major problems VISIBLE AT THE TIME of the inspection. A standard pre-purchase visual inspection may not uncover any of the following:- Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) work and compliance Illegal building works Property repairs and compliance Previous termite presence and damage Plumbing, drainage, gas and electricity compliance Asbestos presence Swimming pool fencing compliance Local Government approvals, permits and compliances Compliance with Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia DID YOU KNOW… Australian Standards require a visual inspection only. A visual pre-purchase inspection is able to be carried out by an unqualified, unlicensed and inexperienced person, with little or no industry experience. There are no repercussions for the Inspector if faults are found after purchase, due to the inspection only being visual. ASK THE QUESTIONS… Is your Inspector qualified? Is your Inspector licensed? Does your inspector have relevant industry experience? Is the property compliant? What are the requirements in your State? (the rules are changing!) B.I.C. Comprehensive Pre-Purchase Visual Inspection (Including Due Diligence and Compliance) Obtaining a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection and compliance from B.I.C. will help you gain a more thorough knowledge on the condition of the property before purchase. As a potential buyer, if you have concerns about a specific problem you should consider obtaining an additional assessment of the property. A comprehensive inspection and building compliance from B.I.C. may uncover issues not revealed with a standard visual inspection. It also may identify the impending likelihood of any issues. ARE YOU AWARE…Under present regulations, the vendor has NO LEGAL OBLIGATION to disclose any matters or conditions pertaining to the property. In other words, the vendor, who is most likely to be the most knowledgeable about the property, has no duty to disclose this knowledge. Unlike regular, generic building inspection reports, B.I.C. will provide a detailed, easy to read and understand report, tailored to the property in question. All building inspections and compliances from B.I.C. will ONLY be carried out by a qualified, licensed Building Inspector with industry experience, in accordance with relevant Australian Standards and Regulations. B.I.C. Pre-Sale Inspection and Compliance Undertaking a standard pre-purchase visual inspection OR a B.I.C. comprehensive pre-purchase visual inspection still puts the onus on the potential purchaser to do their own due diligence research. Pre-Sale inspections are now more important than ever. It is for these reasons that B.I.C. is improving the property sale process. A pre-sale inspection ensures the property has been checked and validated. The house is deemed “homeworthy” for both the seller and the potential buyer, ensuring confidence and peace of mind in the condition of the property. With our new pre-sale inspection and compliance, B.I.C. works with the vendor so any issues can be rectified BEFORE putting the property on the market. It is in the best interests of the vendor to disclose information regarding the property via a pre-sale inspection and compliance. A B.I.C. pre-sale inspection enables:- Saving $ in the long run Maintaining the valuation (negotiations are reduced) Maximising your return A “homeworthy” property B.I.C. – Supporting the Seller and the Buyer Book online at bic.net.au

Comprehensive PRE-PURCHASE and PRE-SALE Inspections and Compliances

Purchasing a property is a major decision and should be supported by a comprehensive knowledge of the condition the property is in.

So how does a B.I.C. inspection and compliance offer you so much more than your STANDARD pre-purchase inspection?

Standard Pre-Purchase Visual Inspection

A standard pre-purchase building inspection is generally a visual only inspection.

It is a non-invasive inspection limited to accessible areas and safe and reasonable access. It may not identify major structural defects or hidden issues.

Where reasonable entry is not available or is denied to the inspector, these areas do not form part of the inspection and may require additional inspection.

The main purpose of a standard visual only pre-purchase building report is to give a professional view of the condition of the property, but is not intended as a certificate of compliance or to estimate the cost of fixing problems.

A standard visual building inspection is NOT a comprehensive report but rather an attempt to identify any major problems VISIBLE AT THE TIME of the inspection.

A standard pre-purchase visual inspection may not uncover any of the following:-

  • Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) work and compliance
  • Illegal building works
  • Property repairs and compliance
  • Previous termite presence and damage
  • Plumbing, drainage, gas and electricity compliance
  • Asbestos presence
  • Swimming pool fencing compliance
  • Local Government approvals, permits and compliances
  • Compliance with Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia

DID YOU KNOW…

  • Australian Standards require a visual inspection only.
  • A visual pre-purchase inspection is able to be carried out by an unqualified, unlicensed and inexperienced person, with little or no industry experience. There are no repercussions for the Inspector if faults are found after purchase, due to the inspection only being visual.

ASK THE QUESTIONS…

  • Is your Inspector qualified?
  • Is your Inspector licensed?
  • Does your inspector have relevant industry experience?
  • Is the property compliant?
  • What are the requirements in your State? (the rules are changing!)

B.I.C. Comprehensive Pre-Purchase Visual Inspection (Including Due Diligence and Compliance)

Obtaining a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection and compliance from B.I.C. will help you gain a more thorough knowledge on the condition of the property before purchase.

As a potential buyer, if you have concerns about a specific problem you should consider obtaining an additional assessment of the property. A comprehensive inspection and building compliance from B.I.C. may uncover issues not revealed with a standard visual inspection. It also may identify the impending likelihood of any issues.

ARE YOU AWARE…Under present regulations, the vendor has NO LEGAL OBLIGATION to disclose any matters or conditions pertaining to the property. In other words, the vendor, who is most likely to be the most knowledgeable about the property, has no duty to disclose this knowledge.

Unlike regular, generic building inspection reports, B.I.C. will provide a detailed, easy to read and understand report, tailored to the property in question.

All building inspections and compliances from B.I.C. will ONLY be carried out by a qualified, licensed Building Inspector with industry experience, in accordance with relevant Australian Standards and Regulations.

B.I.C. Pre-Sale Inspection and Compliance

Undertaking a standard pre-purchase visual inspection OR a B.I.C. comprehensive pre-purchase visual inspection still puts the onus on the potential purchaser to do their own due diligence research.

Pre-Sale inspections are now more important than ever.

It is for these reasons that B.I.C. is improving the property sale process. A pre-sale inspection ensures the property has been checked and validated. The house is deemed “homeworthy” for both the seller and the potential buyer, ensuring confidence and peace of mind in the condition of the property.

With our new pre-sale inspection and compliance, B.I.C. works with the vendor so any issues can be rectified BEFORE putting the property on the market.

It is in the best interests of the vendor to disclose information regarding the property via a pre-sale inspection and compliance.

A B.I.C. pre-sale inspection enables:-

  • Saving $ in the long run
  • Maintaining the valuation (negotiations are reduced)
  • Maximising your return
  • A “homeworthy” property

B.I.C. – Supporting the Seller and the Buyer

Book online at bic.net.au

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