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

Hidden risks within your roofspace

How can a fire start in a roof space? Good question and it’s as simple as a few significant issues which can be avoided with an annual check of your roof space. Some causes are poorly insulated downlights; wiring installed or terminated incorrectly, rodent’s chewing wiring or pieces of asbestos based materials lying around. Let’s […]

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Termite-damaged house records $130,000 loss in two years

Why it’s worth double checking for termites. This story is QLD based however only in the past month we encountered a similar situation with a property in Canberra. This QLD property is on a concrete slab and clients think that a concrete slab makes is safe from termites – NOT! it actually makes if more […]

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The hidden risks of not getting building compliance reports

Compliance of the buildings located on a property is often not considered by buyers when they are looking to buy a residential property. Unknowingly buyers regularly buy properties where the structures are unapproved and often poorly constructed. Even when they are well constructed if they are not approved they are essentially illegal structures if they […]

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It’s Never Good to Judge a Book by Its Cover!

It’s Never Good to Judge a Book by Its Cover! The old saying “never judge a book by its cover” is just as important when it comes to buying a property. I do love helping clients understand what lies beneath the skin of property. I still get surprised when assessing a property, so often I […]

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Proposed Mandatory Pre-Sale Inspections NSW – (Part 1)

Proposed Mandatory Pre-Sale Inspections NSW The Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation in NSW Victor Dominello has declared interest in introducing a mandatory pre-sale inspection regime when listing property for sale in NSW in the interest of consumer protection. This was looked at back in 2010 by the then Labor government and was not introduced. […]

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Hidden Problems – Termites and moisture don’t mix

Hidden Problems – Termites and moisture don’t mix A little-known fact in the general population is the link between termites and moisture. I recently assessed a property in a rural location in a damp area at the base of a steep hill and adjacent to a wetland. Dampness at that this property meant it was […]

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The flight of the termite—in the nation’s capital

The flight of the termite—in the nation’s capital  Many Canberrans are shocked to learn the ACT has a growing termite problem, and it’s one that should not be ignored. Indeed, just last week a major termite flight took place inside a Canberra home, with the termites determined to find a place to build a nest. […]

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