From understanding the building inspection process to the importance of reports. Get the information you need to make informed decisions about your property.
Selling a Property
Buying a Property
Twenty20 Building Inspections is a local business that puts quality first. All of our inspectors hold Class C builders licences that ensures you get the most accurate report for your property along with the knowledge and advice to assist with any questions you may have. We understand that the sale of your home is a stressful time and take all care to assist you where we can.
All Twenty20 Building Inspections inspectors are licenced building assessors with years of experience in the building industry. They have also completed a specific pre-purchase property inspection course with Housesafe Training and Education.
Our inspectors will take from 1 -3 hours to inspect your property (depending on size and complexity). Completed reports will be issued within 1 to 5 days (depending on the package chosen).
In most cases, as quickly as we can get access the property’s files, we can perform the Inspection shortly after, with the report delivered to your in-box the next business day (if fast turnaround chosen, costs apply).
Yes, we are Licensed & Accredited by Housesafe Inspections Training.
Yes we have full Personal Indemnity & Public Liability coverage policies.
We work closely with Auscert Building Certifiers (https://www.auscertifiers.com.au/) who come on site and in most cases, arrange certification of your unapproved structure to allow for a problem free compliance report. Contact our office for more details.
Our inspectors find that the properties that are tidy and free of clutter the best to inspect. Stored or unwanted items in rooms become obstructions that slow the inspection process and may bring the report into question if there are too many. So de-clutter and remove any unwanted items. This will also assist with photography. The same goes for the building’s exterior. Stored items or excessive vegetation abutting the building are not only obstructions but also be conducive conditions that can lead to timber pest attack.
A building inspection provides potential buyers with an independent assessment of the property's condition. It helps identify any underlying issues or defects that may impact the sale. By obtaining a building inspection report, you demonstrate transparency and build trust with potential buyers.
It's recommended to schedule a building inspection before listing your property for sale. This allows you to identify any existing problems and address them proactively. It also provides an opportunity to make necessary repairs or adjustments to enhance the appeal and value of your property.
While a building inspection report may reveal issues that need attention, it can also work in your favor. By being aware of any potential problems upfront, you can decide whether to rectify them or adjust the sale price accordingly. Being transparent about the property's condition can instill confidence in potential buyers and help facilitate a smoother transaction.
If the building inspection report uncovers issues, it's advisable to consult with professionals, such as contractors or specialists, to understand the scope of the problem and obtain accurate estimates for repairs or remediation. You can then negotiate with potential buyers based on the findings or address the issues before listing the property.
Disclosing the building inspection report to potential buyers demonstrates transparency and can save time during negotiations. It shows your commitment to an open and honest transaction. Buyers will appreciate having access to the report, and it can help streamline the decision-making process.
Using a previous building inspection report is possible, but it's recommended to have an up-to-date inspection report to reflect the property's current condition accurately. A new inspection provides the most accurate and relevant information for potential buyers.
The duration of a building inspection varies depending on the size, complexity, and condition of the property. On average, a thorough inspection can take a few hours. However, it's important to allow additional time for the inspector to compile the report, which may take a day or two.
While it's not mandatory, being present during the inspection can be beneficial. It allows you to ask questions, gain a better understanding of the inspector's findings, and receive immediate feedback on any concerns you may have.
A building inspection is crucial when buying a property as it helps uncover any hidden issues or structural problems that may not be immediately apparent. It provides valuable insights into the property's condition, allowing you to make an informed decision and avoid potential costly surprises in the future.
It's recommended to schedule a building inspection as part of your due diligence before finalizing the purchase. This allows you to identify any significant issues or concerns and negotiate with the seller if necessary. It's best to schedule the inspection during the cooling-off period or before signing any unconditional contracts.
A building inspection covers various aspects of the property, including the structure, foundation, roof, electrical systems, plumbing, and more. It aims to identify any defects, safety hazards, or maintenance issues that may require attention.
Absolutely. A building inspection report provides you with an objective assessment of the property's condition. If significant issues are discovered, you can use the report to reassess your decision, negotiate with the seller, or seek professional advice on the extent of the problems and associated costs.
While it's not mandatory, being present during the building inspection can be advantageous. It allows you to accompany the inspector, ask questions, and gain a firsthand understanding of any issues or concerns that may arise. However, if you're unable to attend, the inspector will still provide a detailed report outlining their findings.
If the building inspection report identifies issues, you have several options. You can negotiate with the seller to address the problems before finalising the purchase, request a reduction in the purchase price to account for the necessary repairs, or choose to withdraw from the transaction altogether if the issues are significant.
Yes, the building inspection report can serve as a valuable tool for renegotiation. If the report uncovers significant issues that were not previously disclosed or considered, you can present this information to the seller and potentially renegotiate the purchase price or terms of the agreement.
In most cases, the building inspection report is specific to the property and the buyer who commissioned it. If the property sale falls through, the report is typically not transferable to another potential buyer. It's advisable for each buyer to conduct their own building inspection to ensure accuracy and relevance.
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