Are you getting the best service?
Unfortunately in Australia, the building inspection industry is not properly regulated.
Anyone can call themselves a building inspector, charging up to $500 per inspection, with no qualification or licensing.
Hiring an unlicensed building inspector can cause serious problems for home-owners after purchasing a property.
Tips for Property Buyers
When shopping around for a building inspector, there are four questions you need to ask:
1. Are you properly licensed and qualified?
It’s important to ensure that your building inspector has the appropriate license. You can check an individual’s qualifications at http://pubreg.ocba.sa.gov.au/pubreg/pubreg_jsp/index.html
2. Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
Ensure that your building inspector has the appropriate general, public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
3. Do you have an inspection agreement form?
To ensure your building and pest inspector complies with current Australian Standards, they must provide you with an inspection agreement form. If they do not provide an inspection agreement form than in most cases they are usually not insured or properly qualified to provide building or pest inspection services.
4. Are you quality assured?
The five ticks means that a building inspection company will go above and beyond industry standards to ensure you not only receive the best quality inspection report, but also a high level of customer service.
By asking these three simple questions, you will avoid having to pay thousands of dollars on building repairs after purchasing your property.
And now you are here on our website, meet Sam personally, for an insight into how we do things at BPI Adelaide:
Call our hotline now on 1800 60 90 65 or email email@example.com if you’d like us on your side.
Happy house hunting!