Sean O’Connell of Doric Property Inspections is an industry professional offering buyers pre purchase inspections Sydney in most areas of the city for 20 years. He believes it is essential for anyone considering purchasing a property to have a professional like himself undertake a thorough inspection to ensure there are no hidden building defects which may prove to be an unexpected expense after purchase.
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Doric Property Inspections have been timely, professional, constructive and comprehensive, offering a full property assessment and recommendations that have proven valuable in assessing the state of the dwelling and the cost of repair. Having commented comprehensively on the structure and its construction, Doric provided an inspection document that enabled a broad technical discussion to be undertaken that facilitated a beneficial negotiation to commence. Doric are people with whom one can work quickly and confidently.
Sean was recommended to me by my solicitor and I was very happy with the detailed building inspection report I received. He took the time to explain it to me in depth and provide recommendations of repairs should I move ahead with the purchase.
I recently used the services of Doric Property Inspections and would highly recommend them. Sean was able to get into the property I was looking at purchasing on the same day I contacted him and gave me a quick verbal report prior to giving me a very comprehensive written report the next day. His efficiency was much appreciated as given the competitive housing market at the moment it is important to access a property quickly. I ended up purchasing the apartment and am glad I got a building inspection done so I am going into the purchase with full knowledge of the building.
Sean O’Connell of Doric Property Inspections was engaged twice by ourselves to conduct a building and pest inspection prior to purchasing our future home. The first inspection that Sean conducted was very thorough and he identified several major issues that could not be seen at face value, which would have resulted in a “money-pit” of a property. Sean provided us with a clear and concise report and recommended the best course of action for us to make a decision. As a result, we did not proceed with purchasing that particular property and were quite happy with the recommendations and advice that was given to us.
When Sean was engaged to conduct an inspection of the home we were going to purchase, Sean conducted a very thorough inspection of the property and again provided us with a clear and concise report. Thankfully no major issues were identified with this property and we purchased it.
We would highly recommend Sean and Doric Property Inspections to people we know to conduct Building and Pest Inspections as they are very thorough, professional and provide easy to read reports. In addition, the urgency at which the inspections are required to take place, due to cooling off periods, was always taken into account and was never an issue.
In a frenetic week of searching for a family home in March, my husband and I were fortunate to have Doric Property Inspections recommended to us, and Sean O’Connell in particular.
Over the course of the week, Sean completed three inspections for us at very short notice, providing us with a thorough analysis which ultimately gave us no doubt about the state of the properties. The reports stopped us from making two very expensive errors of judgement. We were ultimately successful in our search for a home, and are extremely comfortable with the outcome.
We found Sean to be professional and sincere, and we are grateful for his work. We will recommend Sean, and Doric Property Inspections to family and friends, and only wish we had been referred to him when making previous property purchases.
I highly recommend the services of Doric Property Inspections. Sean O’Connell scores a 10/10 for inspection thoroughness, efficiency, response times and, most importantly, communication. I don’t give “10s” lightly.
My husband and I used the services of Sean O’Connell of Doric Property Inspections extensively in the period we were actively looking to buy a house in the Inner West. In total, Sean provided us several property reports over the 12 month period we were looking, and afforded us total peace of mind when we did finally find and bought our dream home in Newtown. Sean was a pleasure to deal with – extremely quick to respond and always happy to meet near impossible timeframes. Post inspection, he would provide detailed information over the phone, answer all of our questions (regardless of how many times we rang him back!), and followed up with a written report and the opportunity to further discuss his findings. Sean has a “no nonsense” open and honest approach and we both trusted the information he provided to us implicitly. I have passed on his details to friends and family looking to buy property and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.
Sean O’Connell’s service was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The information he provided enabled us to implement solutions that will save us money, has made our home more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Upon inspecting our property Sean was immediately able to identify issues, explained the cause and offer a range of potential solutions. When offering solutions Sean also knew specifics of the products needed and gave us a list of questions to ask suppliers to ensure the right product would be used. The issues Sean has helped us with include:
• Reducing pests and borers by appropriately ventilating the subfloor
• Reducing the severity of the cracking that occurs in double brick homes due to normal building movement
Having Sean’s advice has put our minds at ease that the house is structurally sound and will be a comfortable home for many years to come.
Sarah and Anthony Steel
Ashbury NSW 2193
When we launched ourselves into the big, bad world of Sydney real estate we felt it was vital to have someone we could rely on and trust. Because one thing’s for sure: real-estate agents and vendors are never going to be your ally. We had Sean O’Connell of Doric Property Inspections recommended to us by good friends who are seasoned renovators. Without his guidance we would probably not be homeowners today. The first couple of doer-uppers we asked Sean to check turned out to be riddled with problems – one of them to the tune of $250,000 worth of repairs. We’d looked at the place and thought with a bit of reno it’d be OK. The lesson was well learnt: the untrained eye will never be able to spot structural damage, decaying roof supports, terrible waterproofing and evidence of termites. Naturally we dropped our interest in that particular property and thanked our lucky stars for Sean. Not only were his reports super-thorough, he always took the time to explain everything in layman’s terms. He also gave us a few simple ‘checklist’ points to keep in mind when we visited open houses. They were invaluable. We doubt there’s a better, more expert building inspector in Sydney.
Sarah Pickette & Shaun Drummond
Anyone who has bought a house knows all too well it is a stress filled and borderline traumatising experience. Sean from Doric Property Inspections, who came recommended to us by our solicitors, was a true saving grace. It’s easy to see that Sean has over 20 years of experience when dealing with him. He is affable, professional, knowledgeable, timely and almost more importantly than all those combined – honest! I always felt Sean was open and forthright in our dealings and really appreciate that he made it possible for my husband and I to make informed decisions. Overall Sean provided a swift and detailed service comprising of an invaluable verbal summary after the inspection and a full report on the same day. I would have no hesitations using Sean from Doric again or recommending him to anyone else.
Sophia and Andrew Thomson