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In this section you can read the latest from the Surety team plus news from the industry.

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NSW Fair Trading heeds warning on NSW building contracts

NSW Fair Trading is urging consumers to do their homework before signing a residential home-building contract, following complaints about builders demanding thousands of dollars in unexpected additional payments. “We are hearing from consumers who thought they had entered into a ‘fixed price’ contract with a builder, only to find this wasn’t the case, and this […]

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The Flight of the Termite: The Silent Intruder

Many Canberrans are shocked to learn the ACT has a growing termite problem, and it’s one that should not be ignored. A major termite flight took place inside a Canberra home, with the termites determined to find a place to build a new nest. The CSIRO recommends that houses be inspected for termites at a […]

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The Hidden Things You Can’t Always See: Termites

The unfortunate truth about termites is that it is often too late when you find them. There are a number of real situations of locations you may not often visit or explore in your home and garden, only to find out later that termites are silently doing damage. One elderly woman who doesn’t frequent a […]

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The Truth about Termite Monitoring Stations

Termite monitoring stations can be installed when a property currently has a termite infestation, or they can be installed as a system to monitor any future infestations. On behalf of a buyer in a rural area around Canberra, a buyers building and pest inspection test was conducted. At that time, there was no reason for […]

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Termite Attacks – making a meal of the outer suburbs

With the ever increasing expansion of residential development into Australia’s outer suburbs – experts say there is a current plague of termite attacks on Australian homes. Last year’s wet spring made for ideal conditions for termite infestation, conditions which have reportedly lead to a plague of the wood-chewing insects. Termite experts are seeing hungry termites making a […]

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Meth labs found in Canberra Homes

We have Mr Fluffy Homes and now we have contaminated houses for another reason – Meth Labs. Living in a home that is contaminated can cause serious health issues and not only that cost between $15,000-$50,0000 in the clean up. Just something else to think about when buying a house.

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The hidden agenda of a Seller – What can a buyer do about this!

We are often told in our business WOW you are so thorough we wouldn’t use you again for a Sellers Report but definitely would use for a Buyers Report. Really! Unfortunately, this is just human nature and even the most honest, trustworthy Seller will say the same thing. As a Seller’s intention is to move on and hand over a property which may contain possible problems to some else – it just happens this way. So what can a Buyer do to ensure they aren’t buying a lemon and how can they look out for themselves just as the Seller will?

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The Truth About Sellers Reports and Re-selling Reports

You have probably gathered from my many previous posts that I’m very passionate about this topic and I have a lot to say. Re-selling of building and pest reports along with sellers providing reports – looks glamorous on the surface but horrifying below the surface. Take 5 minutes out of your day, and PLEASE read this story. Unfortunately, our industry is full of compromised inspectors not doing the right thing by the buyers.

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Home buyers being urged to get a property inspection

Why it’s important to use an experienced and qualified building and pest inspector. Buying a home is an achievement, but buying the right one is critical, and that can only be achieved with the help of the right building inspector. Archicentre a predominately Victorian based business agree with the sediments of Surety Property. See an Archicentre produced article.

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“Just a short note to thank you and Bruce for your professional and prompt attention to our request for an inspection at Tura Beach and very comprehensive report. I appreciated the fact that Bruce phoned me and offered a further conversation if I wanted after reading the report. As it happens the report was so detailed that I felt that no further explanation was required.”

Don Cave, Sth Coast buyer

“You have been so personalised in your attention to our inspection, extremely informative about the process, costs and recommendations and have made me feel very confident regarding the information we have received.”

Rachael, Sth Coast Termite Management Client

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