The Building Report
The purchaser must prepare an agreement for a pre-purchase building inspection (Australian Standard for building inspections 4349.1-2007)
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The Pest Inspection
Termites are hungry and your home is their lunch. Whilst it is not necessary to hire a licensed inspector to determine if your property is infested, the inspectors of ACT Property Inspections are fully insured and comply with Australian Standard AS 3660.2-2000.
Termites and borers eat wood. That puts their nests in trees, in shrubbery, in the ground beneath your home, and anywhere your home is framed. ACT checks for prior activity, evaluates prior treatment, evaluates ventilation, and examines areas of decay. Their recommendations for treatment, repair, or replacement assure a good report.
The Compliance Report
The Building File is the accumulated paperwork about your home. Every legal action taken relative to your property is documented in that file. The process starts with submission of a Building Conveyancing Enquiry/Residential Building application to the Australian Capital Territory Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA).
This Building File has the history of your home. It tells what permits were issued and when. Copies of the plans (original and renovation) are there, as are certificates of occupancy, survey reports, and drainage plans. ACT Property Inspections takes that file and evaluates the property for variations from prior approvals. Any unapproved or non-compliant installation is identified. The buyer will wish to know whether unapproved structures are part of the property. The seller may wish to bring the property into compliance.
The Energy Efficiency Report
The Energy Efficiency Rating is a star system, based on energy consumption within the home. Types, orientation, and construction of windows contribute to energy uses. Insulation values of walls and ceilings, types of flooring, common walls, and even the overhang of the eaves have an impact upon the rating. The range of awarded stars is 0 to 6. According to the ACTLA, there's more than $1,000 difference in the heating/cooling costs of homes at the extremes. This report will highlight improvements to diminish those costs.
Why ACT Property Inspections?
Knowing what to do provides options. Preparation prevents disappointment. Selling a home is not something we regularly do. When there is a buyer, we want a sale. A home unready to sell delays the process and perhaps cancels the sale. ACT Property Inspections can help. Call them today at: 02 6292 2278.