Mike Heathcote

About Mike Heathcote

Mike Heathcote is the founder of Building Masters Inspections and a veteran builder with decades of experience. Utilising his decades of industry knowledge, Mike has set up a Building Inspection service that is catered towards providing expert opinion on the true condition of buildings and helping house buyers find their perfect home Melbourne wide.

How to Choose a Building Inspector

Two questions we hear all too often: "Aren’t Building Inspection Reports all pretty much the same" and  "shouldn’t I just get the inspector offering the lowest price?" The answer to both questions is definitely not! Some building inspectors are true professionals and a home buyer’s best friend. These inspectors will protect you from making an expensive mistake by uncovering hidden [...]

By | 2018-04-04T13:44:05+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What Makes a Competent Building Inspector?

There are lots of people in the building industry who think they would make a good Building Inspector -the kind people who think they have just the right type of experience to recognise building defects, hidden faults and likely future repair expenses. It's not hard to understand why: for the most part, it's typically because they don’t enjoy their job [...]

By | 2018-04-04T13:09:08+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Tips on Re-Negotiating a Property Purchase Price

It may be stating the obvious, but the primary use of a Building Defect Report for a property buyer is to assist in understanding the true condition of the property, its present (possibly hidden) and future repair costs to help ensure the buyer can actually afford to become the owner of the property. However, a secondary, lesser known, function of [...]

By | 2018-04-10T14:16:34+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Liar liar pants on fire: Why the right building inspector is a home buyer’s best friend

It’s a story you’ve probably heard before, or perhaps you’ve even been unlucky enough to experience it firsthand: after years of saving and hard work, a young couple is finally ready to enter the property market  and the exciting time of buying their first home arrives. However, to their dismay, the whole experience turns out to be quite different [...]

By | 2018-04-10T14:43:38+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments