Ag smaoineamh ar theach a cheannach? Ansin smaoiníonn tú níos fearr ar shuirbhé maoine a dhéanamh.
Ar a dtugtar freisin mar thuarascáil chigireachta ar fhoirgnimh, cuirfidh na measúnachtaí scríofa áisiúla seo in iúl duit aon cheisteanna a d'fhéadfadh a bheith ann leis an mbaile roimh an am. Sa tslí sin, is féidir leat praghas an tí a chaibidil agus droch-cheannach a sheachaint. Trí bheith eolach ar shaincheisteanna féideartha, is féidir leat do mhaoin a chothabháil i gceart agus níos mó trioblóide a chosc níos faide síos an rian.
Let’s take a look at some of the hidden defects that a building inspection report from a town planning consultant could uncover.
Asbestos is commonly found in many Australian homes built before the 1990s. And if removed without due care, these ultra-fine cement materials could prove deadly. The tiny fibres that comprise asbestos are carcinogenic and become dangerous when disturbed.
If discovered, the property owner will likely have to pay for the safe removal of asbestos for the home to be considered ‘fit for purpose.’ The cost of removing asbestos depends on where and how it’s been applied. Most inspections find it in the roofing, shingles, eaves, fencing, and thermal boards.
One of the most damning possible findings of a building inspection is structural movement. If a surveyor finds evidence, you’ll need to get a structural engineer to assess the home.
If you’re lucky, the issue could be a benign crack that doesn’t affect the integrity of the building. However, a more severe case of structural movement can compromise its foundations and make it vulnerable to collapse. In this case, it may be possible to reinforce the affected area, although it will still require continual monitoring.
From cracked tiles to clogged gutters and widespread structural defects, all sorts of things can go wrong with a roof.
A skilled handyman can fix up most minor problems for a couple of hundred dollars or so. But for any serious defects, particularly one that affects the structural integrity, you’ll need to hire a specialist roofing surveyor. Repairing an entire roof costs a small fortune so it’s crucial to know about any issues ahead of time.
Property surveys often find evidence of damp, especially in older homes in humid areas such as North Queensland. Damp manifests in a musty smell and causes mould and mildew to grow on the floor and walls, which is highly hazardous to your health.
If damp is detected, you’ll need to get a specialist to survey the home. You can fix minor cases by yourself using a special damp treatment. More serious issues, however, will require entire sections to be knocked down and removed.
Bad Drain Pipes
do drain pipes prevent water from pooling or getting backlogged, which in turn protects your home from water damage and damp. A building inspection report will give you a preliminary indication as to the condition of your drains.
If any issues are detected, you’ll need to get a specialist survey done, which involves sending a tiny camera and flashlight down the drains to assess the damage. Repairing faulty pipes typically requires ripping them out, so it can get rather expensive.
A property survey will test the electrics to ensure everything is in good working order. If any urgent issues appear, the homeowner will need to get a licensed electrician to assess the damage and provide a subsequent report.
An extensive rewiring job could cost thousands of dollars and take several days.
Poor insulation costs a whole bunch of extra cash when heating and cooling your home and will also have an adverse effect on the environment. A property survey will report on the insulation in the home, awarding it a score known as an R-value.
The higher the R-value, the better insulated the home, and the cheaper your monthly electricity bills will be. Damaged, missing, or inadequate insulation should be replaced ASAP as you’ll save money in the long run.
Just about any land surveyor in Melbourne could undertake a building property report on your behalf. Although it may cost a few hundred dollars upfront, you could save tens of thousands by identifying potential issues ahead of time.
Eanáir 14, 2020