Welcome to GND Property Inspections
- Structure and footings
- Roof areas
- Subfloor areas
- External finishes
- External structures
- Internal finishes
- Doors and windows
- Retaining Walls and Fences
- Drainage and Wet Areas
Why Choose GND Property Inspections?
- +80,000. Property Inspection Reports
- +30 Years of Experience in Building Industry
- Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Licensed Builders
- Accredited Building Consultants
- Licensed Pre-purchase Inspectors
- Active Member of the Master Builders Association NSW
- Free Asbestos Appraisals
- Free Site Consultations
- Comprehensive Reports with Photos
- Report Turnaround in 24 Hours
NSW Regulation-AS4349.1- 2007
Did you know?
More than 50% of inspectors doing pre-purchase property inspections in NSW are not builders and are not insured which is legal, according to the Australian standard AS4349.1- 2007.
The Building Inspection industry in NSW has been deregulated since 2009. There are still many unlicensed and uninsured inspection companies operating. Don't get caught out, this could cost you thousands.
Considering that the building inspection industry is currently unregulated in NSW with no licensing requirements whatsoever, and there are unfortunately many unqualified “building inspectors” offering lower cost “building inspections”, buyers requiring pre-purchase-inspections prior to the expiry of the contractual cooling-off period or auction certainly run the gauntlet.
Would you trust a tiler, or even a truck driver or hairdresser to conduct a professional building inspection on your new property? Many people unknowingly do – don’t be one of them.
Call us today at 02 9608 6180 or 0424 697 092
BUILDING AND TIMBER PEST INSPECTIONS - WIDE SYDNEY METROPOLITAN AREA
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 and timber pest 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 eligible 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.