Asbestos inspections can save lives
Asbestos can be extremely harmful to human health — it is highly recommended that professionals inspect your property for you, whether you require a simple routine check or are renovating or demolishing. Asbestos can be extremely easy to miss, which is why we recommend our highly trained inspectors at Building Masters perform your asbestos inspection for you. By allowing us to investigate, you might just save a life.
When you make an offer to purchase “subject to a building inspection”, make sure that you do not sign a contract which uses words like these:
“The purchaser may end this contract if the building inspection shows any major structural defect.”
As an experienced house and independent building inspector, I can assure you we often find defects which amount to deal breakers, but which cannot be described as “major structural defects.”
Even if you hold a report detailing these defects, by this stage it may be too late. We have seen many buyers end up with a great deal of anxiety and financial loss in these circumstances. This is because the agent and the vendor’s solicitor can attempt to force the sale through — purely on a technicality of the language used.
Remember, you normally only have two professionals on your side before buying a new home or property — your solicitor and your building inspector. The vendor’s agent is not on your side.