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Before purchasing a property, it's important to get a building inspection done. This report will provide a written account of the condition of the property and highlight any significant defects or problems such as rising dampness, wall movement, safety hazards, or roof issues. By identifying these issues early on, you can avoid costly building repairs in the future. Robert Taboas, a qualified inspector, thoroughly inspects your property providing detailed property inspection reports and peace of mind.

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Comprehensive Property Inspections

Detailed Inspections for Residential Properties

When buying a new home, it’s crucial to have the property inspected by an expert. A thorough inspection can identify any major defects that may not be immediately apparent. This ensures the safety of the home for you and your family. Conducting an inspection is essential in understanding the property’s condition before making a purchase decision, as unknown issues can result in costly repairs down the line.

Our building inspector will identify major defects and potential future issues, even those that the owner has attempted to hide to sell the property. Most times we are able to provide verbal estimates of repairs for major defects and recommend suitable trades. The inspection involves a detailed assessment of all accessible areas.

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Thorough Examination of the Building Structure

Inspection of the property exterior: The inspector will check for any signs of damage and wear that could affect the structural integrity of the property. Identifying structural issues like subsidence of footings, structural cracks, poor surface drainage, water leaks and roof exterior inspection (even 2 story homes) with our drone.

Inspection of the property interior: The inspector will search for indicators of moisture or water damage, detect cracks or other structural problems, identify termite infestations past and present including conducive conditions. Other items like sagging ceilings, undulated floors, drummy tiles, poorly executed renovations will be inspected just to name a few.

Examination of the electrical and plumbing systems: The inspector will search for visible signs of deterioration, damage, or potential safety risks like exposed wiring or leaks. All plumbing will be tested, showers, vanity and traps tested to ensure they flow and are no leaks. 

Inspection Report

After the inspection, a comprehensive report will be given to the property owner or buyer with a follow up phone call to explain report and findings. It will provide details on any identified issues or defects and include suggestions for repairs or maintenance. Our thorough inspection report will give you a clear understanding of the property’s condition, pointing out any issues that may affect your decision to purchase. With this knowledge, you can negotiate confidently and make well-informed investment choices. Don’t take the chance of buying a property without an inspection. 

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Common property inspection issues

Asbestos: Before purchasing or renovating older homes in Sydney, it is crucial to have a professional inspect the property for asbestos. This is because asbestos can pose a risk if not handled properly. Although to 100 percent identify asbestos you require sending a sample away. Our years of experience in the industry, we can give you a good indication if the property has asbestos even without testing a sample.

Structural issues: Sydney’s extreme weather conditions can cause damage building structures. Hot weather and excessive rain has the potential to cause fundamental issues to the foundations of a home if not constructed correctly. Buyers should inspect for signs of foundation problems, cracks in walls or floors, and other structural issues.

Timber Pest infestations: Pests like termites can cause severe property damage that may not be initially visible. Property’s that have had termite attack can have major structural issues hiding behind the walls. Buyers should be aware for signs of pest activity, such as droppings, wood shavings, or mud tubes.

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Plumbing and electrical issues

Plumbing and electrical issues: A pre-purchase building inspection checks for water leaks, minor plumbing and electrical checks. Older homes may have outdated systems and drainage like earthenware pipes that require repair or replacement. Buyers should consider hiring a plumbing professional for CCTV drain camera inspection.

Site Drainage: The main cause of foundation and subsidence issues in homes is poor site and stormwater drainage. This can result in significant structural damage to the home’s structure. Poor site drainage is the leading cause for footing subsidence and structural cracks around buildings.

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Pre-Purchase Inspections

building inspections are a valuable tool for ensuring the safety, compliance, and value of a property. They can help identify potential issues early on, provide peace of mind, and give property owners and buyers negotiating power.

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Our aim to provide you with a thorough inspection, we use the latest technology equipment to inspect property’s.

Thermal camera can help identify termite infestations, water leaks and faults around the property. Our drone helps us inspect second story roofs which would otherwise not be inspected. Our termatrac can track concealed termites within walls without cutting holes or doing an invasive inspection.

This equipment is included as standard in all our Pre-Purchase building inspections or Pre-Sale building inspections.

Identify potential issues: A building inspection can identify potential issues or defects in a property that may not be visible to the untrained eye. This includes structural problems, plumbing and electrical issues, water damage, and more. Identifying these issues early on can prevent them from becoming more serious and costly to fix in the future.

Pre-existing Reports (BUYER BEWARE)

It is important to note that the liability of a building inspector only extends to the person who hired them for the inspection. Others who rely on a report not directly completed for them do so at their own risk and should be aware that the inspector holds no liability for any missed defects. In short always arrange your own Pre-Purchase building inspection before purchasing a property.

Remember the inspector’s client is the seller and the real-estate, it’s not in the inspector’s best interest to write an accurate report that details every major defect.  If so, it’s likely the real-estate will not use their services again.

The turnaround time for receiving a building inspection report can vary depending on the inspector and the scope of the inspection. In general, most building inspectors aim to provide the report within 24 to 48 hours after the inspection has been completed.

Identifying Potential Issues

A detailed and thorough report can save you from making an awful mistake in buying a property with major defects that could be very costly in repairs or in some cases the property is just not worth the investment, and it may be better to knock down and rebuild.

The key is to know exactly what you are getting yourself into. No surprises post purchase.

Homes with foundation issues, subsidence of footings, termite attack or poor site drainage (especially homes on sloping blocks) can be extremely expensive to resolve. Well in excess of hundreds and thousands of dollars.


Peace of mind: A building inspection can provide peace of mind to property owners and potential buyers by confirming that the property is in good condition and safe for use.

Comprehensive Reports

Negotiating on a property due to Major defects and building issues found, will require a copy of the building inspection report you had arranged. A detailed inspection noting the defects, its location, likely cause and repairs required is paramount on being able to negotiate with the seller.

Vague and poorly detailed reports will not have much weight in negotiations.

Most times we can give verbal estimates to our clients for negotiating figures.



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Why Choose Clear View Property Inspections

Comprehensive Reports

A detailed pre-purchase building report can save you tens of thousands of dollars off the purchase price in negotiations or from potentially purchasing a property with major issues that will, in the end, cost you extensive money to repair. Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will provide you with a written report that includes all of the information he has collected during the inspection. This report will give you a good idea of the house’s condition and what issues must be addressed before you make an offer.

All our inspection and reports are followed up with a phone call explaining report and inspection findings.

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Qualified and Experienced Inspectors

We are a Sydney-based property inspection service company with over 20 years of experience in the building industry. What separates the best inspectors from the average is time and willingness to crawl and get dirty in the tightest areas. This cannot be done when you’re on time restraints. Many real estate agents are shocked when we say we will be 3-4 hours during our inspection, but the truth is we are shocked when the real estate says all the other inspectors took 30 minutes!

Experienced Builder and Inspector

Using an experienced builder and inspector ensures that the most difficult of defects or potential issues are identified. Sometimes it’s not just about identifying the current condition but the potential issues that may arise if certain repairs are not completed. Often the homeowners will repair and hide defects for the sale of the property. Most of the time, the fundamental issues are not actually fixed but covered up for presentation to only appear a few months later when the property is in your ownership. Having an inspector who can see through the make-up is key as vendors and real estates are starting to become quite savvy in covering defects.

As we are licensed builders, many times we can recommend trade contacts to help you with any required repairs.

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