Buying a property
When making the important decision to buy a residential or commercial property you need the best possible inspector who will provide you with the best possible advice and solution.
If you are buying in Canberra you need to take extra care—Buyer Beware. In the ACT reports are supplied by the seller (this is legislation) but do you know that not all reports are equal, the quality of reporting can differ dramatically. While there is legislation there is no licensing for building, timber pest and compliance inspections and the only requirement to operate is that the inspection company holds Professional Indemnity insurance.
You need to ask yourself a few questions before you decide if you can rely on the report provided by the seller:
- did the inspector spend longer than 1.5 plus on site?
- is the inspection company working for the seller or the buyer?
- is the report compromised?
- does the report offer you a honest & unbiased opinion on the condition of the property?
If you have absolutely any doubt at all you need a second opinion and thats where Surety can help. Don't compromise on spending a few hundred dollars now for your second opinion, it is to late when you discover that you need to spend thousands of dollars on repairs—you need to know now so you can budget for these costs.
If you are buying in NSW there is no legislation that requires anybody to get inspection reports; this means you need to do your own due diligence and organise your own inspections. Spend around $600 now to save your yourself potentially $100,000.
It is important that you choose your preferred inspection company as this means you have a relationship with a team of people that are working for you and understand your needs. Do you know that real estate agents have a legal responsibility to work for the seller—At Surety we want to work for the buyer.
With Surety you don’t have to worry or be anxious about purchasing a property, whether residential or commercial. Put your mind at ease with our independent, unbiased and honest reports that provide full details on the condition of your investment—before you move ahead with legal contracts.
Our expert inspectors are trained and experienced in all aspects of the industry. We are also fully accredited and only inspect properties in accordance with the Australian Standards.
We are also expert at translating the technical detail into clear, concise and thorough reports, complete with photos. And to top it all off, we are approachable and willing to discuss any aspect of a report with you.
Type of consultancy services
Use Surety for the full range of your buyer inspection needs:
- premium building and timber pest
- platinum building and timber pest
- building only
- timber pest only
- building compliance
- owner builder warranty
- new construction handover
- new construction with progress inspections (three in total).
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Professionalism you can count on
Surety is a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
We are fully insured (including professional indemnity insurance).
All of our inspections are conducted in accordance with the Australian Standards for Building and timber pest inspection which means you are entitled to a copy of our Pre-inspection agreement. Why not view a sample?
Our professionalism extends to the little things too. We respect and care for the property being inspected, as though it was our own home. We always use overshoe booties, drop sheets, gloves and gutter protectors.
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