Are we suitable for you?

Answers to our most common questions.

Q?

Are you guys good at what you do?

A.

Yes, we are asked that question and we like to say with some modesty...."yes we are".

But there is no use me telling you, click here for proof of many impressed and happy customers.

Q?

I’m in a hurry how fast can i get my inspection and report?

A.

We usually can do your inspection with one day notice, sometimes same day.

And if we inspect before 12 noon you'll receive your report that afternoon.

If your inspection is in the afternoon you'll receive your report the following morning.

Yes we're fast!

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Q?

How much is an inspection?

A.

We have a pricing page here but to answer quickly a building and pest inspection for a unit is $395 and a house is $445 or $495 for building pest AND electrical inspection.

All prices include GST.

As you can see we're very price competitive and our service is A1!

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Q?

Do I need to attend the Inspection?

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No, you aren't required to be there for the inspection but are welcome to be if you like.

Turning up toward the end of the inspection is ideal, that way if you have questions the property has already been inspected so we will be able to answer them.

The usual procedure is for the real estate agent to open up for us and attend the inspection for you.

You are welcome to discuss any concerns over the phone before or after you have read the report.

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Q?

Why can’t I do the inspection myself?

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Even if you are familiar with home construction, you still don't have the knowledge, training and experience and the specific skill of a professional home inspector, not to mention the technology available to inspectors. We've inspected hundreds of homes.

Beside the expertise and experience a professional inspector brings, it is important to remember that the inspector remains an impartial non emotional third party.

If you are buying or selling a house, it's impossible for you to remain completely unemotional about the house, and this may alter your judgment, especially if you are selling as you most likely have lived in this property for along time.

A property inspector will provide an unbiased outside reporting of the facts.

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What if the Inspection uncovers problems?

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The report will tell you the condition of the house, including defects.

No house is perfect, it is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase.

If major and/or minor defects are discovered, you may want to try using the building report as a negotiation tool.  Or ask for some issues to be rectified.

Ultimately the decision rests with you, but being aware of potential problems, after viewing the report provides you with the ability to make an educated decision to go ahead or not and if you do go ahead, the price to offer.

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Q?

Do you have insurance?

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Yes. Inner West Property Inspections is insured for $1m professional indemnity and $10m public liability.

It's a safety net for our customers but we never expect it to be used.

Contact us here to request an insurance certificate of currency.

 

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Q?

What exactly is a home inspection?

A.

Depending on the type of inspection, the correct definition is "an objective visual, non invasive examination of the physical structure of a house, from the roof to the foundation" The above can apply to a building, timber pest, or an electrical inspection. Or any combination of all 3.

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What does your home inspection include?

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Our inspections will be carried out in accordance with Australian standards AS4349.1-2007 (building), AS 4349.3-2010 (timber pest), AS/NZS 3000 2007 (electrical).

Subject to safe and reasonable access the inspection will normally report on the condition of each of the following areas of the property:

  • The interior
  • The roof void
  • The exterior
  • The subfloor
  • The roof exterior
  • The yard

Electrical inspection will visually inspect the condition of:

(and report problem areas if any)

  • The meter box
  • The fuses/circuit breakers
  • The wiring
  • The power outlets, switches and light fittings.

The report is usually a 20-30 page document with color pictures of defects and problem areas.

The report will be emailed as a pdf usually same day of the inspection.

 

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Why do I need a Home Inspection?

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A home is the largest purchase most people will ever make.

It only makes sense to find out as much as you can about the house you are interested in before you buy.

That way you can avoid costly surprise repairs and problems after your purchase.

A professional inspection and report will give you a clear picture of the minor and major (if any) defects a property has. To bypass a pre purchase inspection is risky business, especially with older properties. An inspection costs about 0.05% or less of the purchase price of a property. Cheap peace of mind indeed.

If you are selling your home, a listing inspection will point out any potential problems that might be uncovered later by the buyers inspector. Finding them early will allow you to address them before listing your home, making for a faster and smoother sale and eliminating or at least minimising their opportunity to use the building report as a negotiating tool.

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Q?

Is there a contract to sign?

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Not so much a contract but you need to fill out the booking form here and agree to our terms and conditions when booking.

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How long will the Inspection take?

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The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the property.

For most homes, 1 hour to 90 minutes is typical, for a 2-3br unit 45 minutes to 1 hour.

For larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take slightly longer.

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Who should get a Home Inspection?

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  • Buyers (Pre Purchase Inspection)
  • Sellers (Pre Listing Inspection)
  • Private sellers (Pre Sale Inspection)
  • Investors (Pre Purchase Inspection)

or anyone interested in the current condition of their home.

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