Categories for Inspection

Suspect a water leak, How to detect it & what to do…

11/8/2017
Written by

Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water and precious money! How can I detect a leak?To conduct a leak detection test yourself, follow these simple steps:Step 1: Ensure no water is being used in your house (turn off all water appliances, such as washing machines and evaporative air conditioners).Step 2: Read the black and red numbers on your meter. Record the black numbers from left to right. The black...

Smoke Alarms 2018 Important Update

14/7/2017
Written by

Is a Hard Wired Smoke Alarm Enough?We have written on the important topic of smoke alarms on numerous times in the past and it has always generated considerable interest. Key issues have included: What are the rules? When do they apply? Does it matter when the property was built? Battery or Hardwired? Interconnected? Transition Rules and compliance with which Australian Standard? Our previous blog dealt with the above issues so we are not going to cover them again here. You...

What do I do: Issues discovered at final inspection?

23/5/2017
Written by

Immanent Settlement; Have you discovered an issue, like damage or some defect that IS covered under your contract at the final inspection?After recommending Legal Advice (since we are not lawyers). Often the quickest & cleanest way forward with a pending settlement is to arrange a “Payment in lieu” variation. Something along the lines of; “Seller:Buyer:Property address:Contract dated:______________________________________________________ The Seller and Buyer AGREE to vary the Contract as follows:- The Buyer accepts the listed item(s) {list or see attached} as discovered...

MORTGAGEE SALES – AN EXPERIENCED AGENT EXPLAINS THE PROCESS AND THE PROS & CONS

2/1/2017
Written by

When a potential investor or buyer hears the term “mortgagee sale” or “repossession” you can often see the dollar signs in their eyes. There is a common view that mortgagee sales come with a lower than market value price. This can be correct in some cases, however thorough due diligence should be conducted before purchasing this type of property. Below we will look into the usual process in WA for mortgagee sales, as well as the pros and cons of...

Are you looking to buy &/ build on property near WA bush Fire prone area?

20/10/2016
Written by

Are you aware that your build might have extra costs to meet the requirements of Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment/report being obtained and being below a certain level to ensure building is less prone to bushfire loss.These requirements monitored by the local council could add thousands of dollars to your build costs. More information might be obtained here along with map of prone areas.https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/waemergencyandriskmanagement/obrm/Pages/default.aspx ​The building standards are not retrospective. Only new class 1, 2, 3 or 10a buildings (and additions/extensions in certain...

Something to consider…

9/6/2016
Written by

This article in New Zealand seems to indicate a growing trend… So might be worth considering for your lease between tenants and part of your contractual purchase conditions… Q+A: What you need to know about methamphetamine contaminationA unit in a Housing New Zealand complex in Panmure is decontaminated after methamphetamine tested positive.Houses contaminated through the cooking or smoking of methamphetamine is a growing issue in New Zealand.Just one session smoking the Class A drug, also known as P or Ice,...