Most people pay attention to the exteriors of a building. A fresh coat of paint and clean floors can make a building appear beautiful and attractive. However, the exterior of a building should not be a major point of consideration.

A property is one of the biggest assets to own these days. However, it needs regular maintenance and upkeep to stay in a good condition. It is relatively easy to maintain the surface and exteriors of a building as compared to the internal structure.

Finding pests and termites on your property or inside your home can be dreadful. Termites and pests are wood-destroying insects commonly found in most parts of Western Australia and cause major property damage worth millions of dollars every year. This is the reason property owners should go for regular pest and termite inspections to ensure that their property is safe. Even if there is an infestation, the situation can be brought under control relatively easily if dealt with early. 

Duties of a Building Surveyor

It is difficult to define the exact role and responsibilities of a building Surveyor. These professionals cover a broad spectrum of duties related to inspecting a building. Building surveyors provide professional advice on a property whether it is established or under construction. They perform a thorough inspection of the building and then prepare detailed reports about their findings to help their clients make a better decision about their property. 

We know the most commons signs of foundation failure are cracks in walls and floors, and doors and windows that won’t open, but what are the main contributing factors to this failure?
Houses and commercial buildings are usually very solid. Built with concrete and beams, it’s hard to imagine what could cause them to crack and shift other than a natural disaster like and earthquake or flood. But there are several causes that you need to consider.

Here are the top 4 reasons to nip moisture and dampness in your home in the bud:

1. Bacteria: Moisture is the prime breeding ground of bacteria. No amount of anti-bacterial cleaning products can compensate for a damp house. Bacterial colonies grow on damp organic matter, like wall boards and floorboards.
2. Pests: When there’s a lot of water damage in a home you are likely to experience higher rodent and cockroach numbers. Cockroach and rat waste material is a known trigger of asthma, and these pests flourish in damp environments.
3. Dust mites: These little guys thrive in warm damp environments. They can cause stuffy noses, sneezing, itchy eyes, respiratory problems and even asthmatic symptoms.
4. Mould: An emerging body of data suggests that mould itself can cause respiratory illnesses and allergic reactions.

Many prospective new home builders have watched reality TV programs and come to the building process with the belief that a new home can be constructed in a few short weeks. WRONG! There is reality TV and then there is the real world. Constructing a new home can take anywhere from six months to one year (or more), depending on numerous factors. The size of the house, number of workers, weather conditions, and unexpected–but inevitable–delays all make a difference.

You’ve decided on a property and eager to put in an offer but where do you start? No one wants to pay more for a property than the market value, so how do you get the best deal? What is the magic number to start the negotiation process?

Making an offer on a property is similar to playing a game of chess – each party waiting to see what move the other party is going to make. Most buyers aren’t strategic enough when making the first offer but it’s really about understanding how to play the game.

We have all heard horror stories about bad tenants and the damage they can do to your property, but that’s not likely to happen to you, is it?

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the tenant you choose is going to be a good one. You may think that you are screening them well, but sometimes the bad eggs slip through the cracks. And the damage they cause can be significant.

Falling through walls, water damage, cracked door frames, broken pergola struts, ceiling cracks – these are all issues that we have seen hastily covered up by tenants wanting to get their bond back.

We approached Choice Building Inspections a year ago after making the decision to buy our first home. We needed help and had heard great things about the company.

Once we started looking, it wasn’t long before my Fiancé and I had found our dream home in the perfect location. We couldn’t wait to put our offer in and seal the deal. Working with our real estate agent, we began to get things moving. Sharing the good news with our families, we were asked if our offer would be subject to a building inspection. We’d heard of pre purchase building inspections before but weren’t sure if it was really necessary. The house was relatively new and everything looked good inside and out, so was it something worth paying for?

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