Finding the right building inspector is important. Spending money now to ensure your new home is defect free could mean saving several thousands (or tens of thousands) later. Unfortunately in Perth, Western Australia, over 40% of inspectors listed on Google are uninsured and are not registered builders. This means you should approach selecting your building inspector carefully to make the right choice when buying or selling your home.
When assessing different inspection companies use this checklist, ask the right questions, and get the best inspector for the job.
Seven questions to ask before hiring your building inspector
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|Registered Builders – Is the person completing the inspection an experienced registered builder?|
|Insurance – Do you have Professional Indemnity Insurance of $1,000,000? Not just Public Liability and Workers Compensation.|
|Real time reporting and debrief – Will you send me the report shortly after the inspection and debrief me in plain English.|
|Termite Inspections – Is the inspector qualified to complete a termite inspection with the building inspection?|
|Ongoing support – Do you provide ongoing support for homeowners? Can you help me find the right people to fix things?|
|Structural Engineer – Do you have an in-house structural engineer for specialist problems?|
|Experience – how many inspections have you carried out?||
Home Integrity –
|Customer Service – What is your average customer satisfaction rating?||
Home Integrity 98%
“Jeremy was great to deal with and spent the time going through our questions. Appreciate the trade recommendations.” Marlaina from Hillarys
“I am so glad I chose Home Integrity to complete my structural inspection. They provided a detailed report including photos of the problem areas.” Debbie from East Perth