Governments and regulatory bodies need to impose strict penalties on building inspectors who neglect their duties, to make sure everyone in or using these buildings stays safe. Property owners should also do their part by hiring reliable building inspectors instead of just relying on government inspections.
An inexperienced building inspector
They may miss a lot of defects around the property and not know exactly what to look for unless it is staring them in the face. For obvious reasons, this is one to avoid.
Timber pest inspection
Know when to walk away
If after your building inspection is conducted and the inspector has advised you of major defects such as undulating floors or large cracks, stay clear of the property. It could end up costing you tens of thousands in repairs.
Building works that are not council-approved
If a building inspector has concerns that any extension work on the building was done without council approval, you will be advised to contact the council and find out if the building work has been approved. If you purchase the property without checking the correct approvals are in place you run the risk of purchasing the property with illegal construction. If this is the case, the council may force you to demolish all illegal construction.