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A private building inspector is independently hired by owners who want an objective inspection. They can be hired during construction to force builders to fix the defects found before proceeding to the next stage of construction. They can also be hired to inspect properties before purchase so buyers can make informed investment decisions.
Private building inspectors are also brought in for property risk management, new construction quality control, construction risk management, dispute resolution, insurance claims, and compliance with standards and regulations.
No. By law, property owners have the right to engage a qualified inspector to conduct a quality check of their build or property. If your builder refused providing access to the site for the inspections, please contact us immediately and we will provide a formal letter to the builder outlining the requirements by standards and the building contract clauses. There is a big fine for the builder refusing to provide such an access. We are here to help you getting your rights.
Yes! For details about the inspection packages we offer, please give us a call on 1300 471 805, or email us at enquiries@ownerinspections.
Contact details of your building admin or real estate agent
Contact details of your site supervisor (if applicable)
Building drawings/plans (if available).
We will provide you comprehensive report the same day as your inspection.
Yes, of course! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to raise them with the inspector. They will be happy to answer.
We recommend that you advise us ahead of time so that we can coordinate should there be a change in the inspection time or a cancellation. We also ask that you relay this to your site supervisor so they can advise you about OHS requirements.
Of course! This is provided free of charge.
We provide a detailed written report in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4349.1-2007 ‘Inspection of Buildings-Pre-purchase Inspections-Residential Buildings’. Consumers must allow sufficient time to properly consider the report and its implications.
A property inspection usually takes 1-2 hours for each stage of construction. However, PCI and pre-purchase inspections can take up to 2-3 hours. The duration can also vary depending on the complexity of the project, the quantity of found defects, and the weather.
No extra. We do not charge anything extra, even if we need more time to complete your inspection.
Yes, we are fully insured with professional indemnity and public liability insurances.
You can book your inspection by:
filling in our online quotation form
sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
calling us on 1300 471 805.
You can pay by direct bank transfer or online using your credit/debit card.
Yes, absolutely! Upon receipt of your payment, we will provide you with a tax receipt that you can use for tax deduction purposes.
Nothing. The travelling cost is already included in the fee.
Yes, of course. You and/or Your Site Supervisor/Agent can send us an email to email@example.com with at least 24 business hours’ notice and we will reschedule your inspection accordingly free of charge. If it is urgent or for the same day rescheduling, please call us at 1300 471 805 (Extension 2) to discuss the best options.
Absolutely nothing. We understand situations brought on by construction delays, weather, and other circumstances. You will not be charged extra for rescheduling. If you email/call us at least 24 business hours prior to your booked inspection time.
Standard REIV/REIQ/REINSW Contract has been created by representatives of the REIV/REIQ/REINSW and VIC/QLD/NSW Law Society. It is not a complex document and consumers must understand each and every clause prior to signing. It is recommended to seek legal advice before signing any contract. If you have any doubts, consult your solicitor.
Whilst pre-purchase inspections are not mandatory, consumers should be aware of the implications of not having an inspection and report to make an informed decision about whether to proceed with a purchase.
All pre-purchase inspection costs vary. It will depend on location, size of the property and time taken to complete the report. Remember the cheapest price doesn’t necessarily deliver quality; However, we can fix the inspection fee prior to the inspection without any variation/unexpected additional costs. Please contact us today to get your free fixed quotation.
It does not matter how many properties a consumer has owned, experience and keeping up with the latest standards and technology is near impossible for a consumer. Inspectors are the experts and will be objective and impartial in carrying out the inspection.
No. An inspector will tell a consumer about the condition of the property however the price is between the consumer and the seller (or real estate agent).
The defects identified will enable a consumer to make an informed decision as whether to proceed with the purchase of the property. Consumers may be able to negotiate on the price with the knowledge from the report.
Consumers should discuss the style and scope of the report with the inspector before engaging them. Knowing what the report covers and what it does not cover is important. Discuss issues such as structure, maintenance, wear and tear, etc.
The standard property report is not intended as a certificate of compliance of the property within the requirements of any Act, regulation, ordinance, or by-law, or, as a warranty or an insurance policy against problems developing with the building in the future.