Other Report and Inspection
The visual inspection of a residential building
and site. Identification of items that influence the past, present or future
stability and serviceability of a building and its elements. The
inspection should assist a prospective purchaser in making an informed
decision about making an offer or bid at auction or to make a decision within
the "cooling off " period under
the provisions of a Contract.
Inspection after purchase and before commencing
remodelling, extensions or repairs. The inspection helps to identify
priorities required to achieve or maintain the stability and amenity of
an existing property while accommodating any proposed alterations or additions.
Service no longer offered.
Evaluation of problems such as cracking, rising
damp, salt damp, roof deflection, Site drainage etc.
Recommendations are made to reduce or prevent further problems
or to remove the source of problems and to make appropriate and economic
The report details structural and cosmetic defects
prior to the commencement of projects on neighbouring properties. (eg..
blasting, heavy construction work or extensive excavation).
When projects are undertaken which have the potential to cause damage to
neighbouring properties the project manager or owner often seeks to have
a report of the condition of neighbouring properties prepared.
If a neighbour makes a claim against the project manager or owner then
the dilapidation report is used as a benchmark to assess the extent of
Assessment of documents (plans, specifications,
soil report, contract etc.) prior to signing a building contract.
Documents are reviewed before meeting with the client. Recommendations
are made and alterations to the proposed documents are suggested.
Where suggestions are taken up they may be incorporated into the contract
reducing costs and delays involved in variations during the progress of
a job. Levels of paving, types of termite treatment, methods of water
disposal, internal area zoning and retaining walling are examples of items
that may have long term cost and maintenance consequences.
Inspection during the progress of construction.
The inspections usually coincide with a staged claim by the builder.
A report is issued recommending payment of the builder's claim if
the work is in accordance with the contract documents. (Note: see
Contract evaluation report above).
Inspection on completion of Contractual works
and transfer of possession of the Building from Builder to Owner and final
payment to the Builder. (Note: see Contract evaluation and Construction
Staged inspection reports above).
90 day Maintenance
Inspection of a new building prior to the expiry of the usual 90
day Maintenance period.
Inspection prior to the expiry of the Statutory
Warranty period for Domestic construction. Note: The inspection should
be carried out well before the expiry of the Warranty.
Inspection at the time of transfer of Lease.
The inspection report may form part of the lease agreement or be the basis
of negotiations by the parties. The report may be prepared in response
to a report by another consultant or as an independent expert report.
The estimate of the cost of Building of a particular
Building at a given time, usually for Taxation purposes.
Improvement Act Declarations
Report upon the validity of a notice of an intention
to declare a property "sub-standard" under the provisions of the Housing
Improvement Act. The inspection seeks to identify the sources of
the items which are the subject of the notice. The report recommends the
most cost effective methods of rectification to comply with any valid items
in an order.
Mediation and Conciliation