Welcome to GND Property Inspections
Buying a home will probably be your biggest investment in your life. Knowing as much as you can about the condition of the property before you buy will help you avoid problems and extra costs down the track. The best way of doing this is to get a pre-purchase property inspection report– otherwise known as a building inspection.Protect your investment with a GND Property Inspections Report Here at GND Property Inspections we are committed to providing you with professional, independent and informative Building and Pest Reports which are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. Our same day service delivers your inspection reports when you need them.Our building inspectors examine every part of the property exposed to view. They climb into the roof, crawl under the floor, flush the toilets, turn on the taps, check the plumbing, assess the wiring, inspect the gutters, test for damp and report on cracks, sags, irregularities and poor workmanship. The biggest defects to the property are photographed that you know where the defects are. And we'll tell you how much the repairs will cost. We provide a computer generated report detailing the condition of your property, identifying potential hazards and preventive maintenance. All accessible areas of the property are inspected, including:
- Structure and footings
- Roof areas
- Subfloor areas
- External finishes
- External structures
- Internal finishes
- Doors and windows
- Retaining Walls and Fences
- Drainage and Wet Areas
Department of Fair Trading NSW – Building Inspection
Avoid problems and extra costs later on by knowing as much as you can about the condition of a property before you buy. Besides inspecting the property yourself, you can also arrange for property inspection reports, such as a building inspection report.
When a prospective buyer asks for a contract of sale, the agent must inform them about property inspection reports that have been commissioned. The buyer may then be able to negotiate a cheaper price to re-purchase a report.
Benefits of getting a building inspection report done before buying a property are:
- knowing in advance what the problems are
- using the information to negotiate a lower price for the property ie. you may have to pay to repair some of the problems
- gaining specialist advice about any major problems and how they will affect the property over time.
What you should know about loose-fill asbestos insulation
Canberra-based company Mr Fluffy installed loose-fill asbestos insulation in the ceiling spaces of ACT and NSW premises in the 1960s and 1970s. If disturbed, loose-fill asbestos fibres can become airborne and breathed in, which may cause health risks. The NSW Government has determined that demolition, comprehensive site remediation and disposal are the only options to remove the health risk from affected properties.
Loose-fill asbestos is unlike other forms of asbestos. The building inspection report won’t confirm the presence of loose-fill asbestos and it can't be identified by sight alone. The only way to confirm whether a home is affected by loose-fill asbestos insulation is to have it tested by a licensed asbestos assessor.
If the test result demonstrates the property is affected, owners of premises built before 1980 may be eligiblle for inclusion into the NSW Government's Voluntary Purchase and Demolition Program. For more information on the Program, visit the Loose-fill asbestos insulation section of the Fair Trading website.