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Pre-purchase Property Inspections

Building and Pest Inspections Sydney

Pest control and structural assessments for residential and commercial property in all Sydney suburbs.

Doric Property Inspections are the leading building consultants in Sydney, providing commercial and residential property inspections, as well as pest control inspections in the Sydney area.

As a 100% Australian owned and operated company, we have nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry and we have established a well-known reputation for being completely honest and upfront.

Building services consultants across Sydney

When buying a house, unit or commercial building, it is vital that you obtain a building inspection report and in most cases you will also need a timber pest inspection report as well.

These reports provide you (the potential purchaser) with a thorough understanding concerning the condition of the building and the surrounding structures. With this information, you can be completely happy moving forward with your new acquisition or you can negotiate the asking price and then budget for any possible repairs that need to be performed.

Pre-purchase inspections must meet the Australian Standards

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When you hire a building inspector in Sydney to perform a pre-purchase inspection of any residential or commercial property, these reports must meet the Australian Standard AS 4349.1 – 2007; pest inspections must also comply with the Australian Standard AS4349.3.2010

If your inspector does not comply with these standards, then you cannot be sure that your reports are comprehensive and complete. Inadequate inspections can result in possible omissions, which can mean that you might pay more for the property than appropriate, given its current condition.

So it is vital that you ensure that any building inspector that you employ to perform a pre-purchase commercial or residential property inspection in Sydney fully complies with the Australian Standards.

A Doric Property Inspection is a comprehensive inspection of the structure and foundations, unlike many others, which are often umbrella statements – ie commenting on the condition of the floors or walls of the building generally, as opposed to stating the type of defect or repair required and location, with photographs to easily identify the issue (which can then in turn, be used by your tradesperson to rectify the defect).

Our reports exceed the Australian Standards

At Doric Property Inspections we not only comply with all Australian Standards, but we exceed them and give you even more information than required by these standards. We are also fully insured, so you don’t have any worries with public liability or professional indemnity.

Our reports are compiled on a room by room basis for example (with photographs of the property and defects)–condition of the doors, floor, walls, ceilings, services, sub floor and roof void where applicable and we do not just follow the common tick sheet used by other building consultants in Sydney.

We advise on smoke alarms for compliance with Australian Standards.

Doric Property Inspection reports are easy to read, without the typical builders jargon as in some reports.

For example we provide information on:

  • Major and minor defects and repairs within the boundaries of the property (up to 30 metres from the main building).
  • Any future maintenance issues.
  • Existing and potential water run off problems.
  • We examine all smoke alarms for compliance with Australian Standards.
  • We identify any illegal building works and give you advice regarding the same.
  • Advice on asbestos (and other similar health hazards) – asbestos is typically in most buildings pre 1985, however due to some builders who bulk bought material – containing asbestos in the early to mid-80’s, this material may have been kept in storage and used at a later date.

FREE SERVICE with all residential and commercial property inspections in Sydney

We also offer a free service included at the time of inspection – where any future additions or changes to the building that you may be considering, can be discussed. This takes all the worry away from wondering whether you can actually achieve your plans for the property and you can confidently move ahead with the purchase.

FREE post-inspection advice

At Doric Property Inspections we encourage you to call us after reading the reports (even though the reports are generally written in layman’s terms). You might just want to clarify a point or two or ask about possible future repairs that may be required on the property. So it is always good to catch up on the phone, once you have read the report, so you are sure that we have ticked all the boxes for you.

Talk to Sean O’Connell, the principal building inspector in Sydney and owner of Doric Property Inspections or to know more about our residential and commercial property inspections in Sydney and Building and property pest inspection/ control services in Sydney, call Sean O’Connell (Accredited building consultant Sydney wide) on 0418 268 552, 02 9579 1244 or email at seanoc@bigpond.com or simply complete the online enquiry form.

Doric Property Inspections services Central and Sydney Eastern suburbs, Parramatta and Western Sydney, the South and South West, the CBD and Inner-East, the Inner-West, the North Shore, and Northern Beaches.

Serving the City, Canterbury-Bankstown, Eastern Suburbs, Forest district, Hills district, Inner West, Macarthur, Northern Beaches, Lower North Shore, Upper North Shore, Northern Suburbs, South-western Sydney, South-eastern Sydney, Southern Sydney, St George, Western Sydney, Greater Western Sydney

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