25.08
2021
Dampness-and-mould

Dampness and mould: the musty smell that’s lingering in your home could be a sign of something sinister

There is no greater turn off for a home buyer than discovering evidence of rising damp or water leaks in a potential new home. Moisture issues can lead to mould growth and serious respiratory illnesses. But could your naked eye detect such a defect at a brief 15 minute open...
16.07
2021
what-happens-if-the-property-you-have-your-heart-set-on-buying-fails-a-building-inspection

What happens if the property you have your heart set on buying fails a building inspection?

You’ve been scouring the property market and found the perfect house to call home. But before you rush in to make an offer, one of the first items to check off your to-do list – and perhaps the most important - is to order a building and pest inspection. And...
30.06
2021
What do you do when you discover the cracks in the walls are sinking your new home dreams

What do you do when you discover the cracks in the walls are sinking your new home dreams

Imagine the excitement of buying a new home: the perfect pad to create special memories. Then before long, that milestone moment quickly turns to horror when you discover your dream is sinking – quite literally. That nightmare has been the reality for homeowners in a Sydney suburb who have been...
04.05
2021
Dilapidation report

Strata building bonds: could this be the end of shoddy workmanship and dodgy developers?

As a potential home buyer, if headlines about Sydney’s Mascot Towers debacle or the disastrous Opal Towers sends shivers down your spine, take heart from what you are about to read. A promising scheme devised to weed out unscrupulous builders and put a stop to fly-by-night developers is giving home...
24.09
2020
critical stage inspections

Building a new home? How independent inspections can help you avoid the pitfalls of shoddy workmanship

It’s an all too familiar scenario: you’ve decided to build a new home and have spent endless hours researching the right builder to deliver your dream project. Doing your homework is important – you don’t want a builder that cuts corners and sacrifices workmanship. Unfortunately, even after you’ve completed thorough...
22.08
2020
Pre-Purchase Inspection Reports

Pre-Purchase Inspection Reports and why you should never sign on the dotted line without one

Australians have long had a love affair with real estate and buying property is for most, the biggest – and possibly the longest - financial commitment they will ever make. But there is one crucial step to take to ensure your purchase is as safe as houses: arranging a pre-purchase...
02.08
2020
Pre-handover Inspection: what you need to know before you move into your new home

Pre-handover Inspection: what you need to know before you move into your new home

After months of excitedly waiting, your dream home has finally been built and it’s now time to move in. But don’t rush to pop the cork on that bottle of champagne that has patiently been chilling; the celebrations must wait. Whether you are holding the keys to a new build...