So, your inspection has been completed, and you have just received an electronic copy of your report.
If you have never engaged an inspection company before, you may be wondering what to expect in the report format, and what information should be included.
There is certain information a quality report should contain, and a good report should be professionally presented and easy to understand.
As well as being thorough a report should provide the information you need to make a decision about a property, or to fulfil any obligations you have as a property vendor.
The Home Inspection Hub conducts a range of inspections – we will take a look at the element contained in the reports for some of our most commonly booked inspections.
The Front Page
All reports should contain basic information about the location of the property, the inspection date and the name of your inspector.
They should also reference the applicable Australian standard and any measurements that relate to access for the duration of the inspection.
Symbols and Definitions
The Home Inspection Hub reports all have an icon key which indicates the meaning of symbols used throughout the report.
Glossary of Terms
The building and construction industry has a language all its own – and many terms used throughout the report may be unfamiliar. Our reports always included a glossary of terms to help clients understand the report.
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions of our agreement are always provided to customers at the time you confirm your booking with us. They are also included on each report.
The Body of the Report
The main body of the report is divided in different sections of the property. Each section begins with a list of areas to be inspected – the areas relevant to the report will be ticked, or marked as N/A if they don’t fall under the scope of the report.
The report then lists each area inspected and notes any areas that need attention, noting how each issue can be rectified. This is accompanied by photos to illustrate each problem.
New Home Construction Inspections
Our reports cover each stage of a new home construction and refers to the Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2015. The guide is a reference to acceptable standards of workmanship in domestic building construction. The guide references the National Construction Code.
Owner Builder Defect Reports
These reports also contain a page listing building permit, occupancy permit and Certificate of Final Inspection numbers, as well as the name of the building surveyor who signed off on the works. This information is included in an OB report for any building works that have been completed within six years and six months, if you now intend to sell your property.
What You Won’t See In Our Reports
We don’t include recommendations for particular companies, tradespeople or brands of products. This allows us to remain completely independent.
Our inspectors are professional and impartial, and the language of our reports is factual and based on observation, therefore judgmental, abusive or offensive language is never used.
The Home Inspection Hub takes pride in producing thorough, high-quality reports for our clients.
Call us today on 1300 071 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a pre purchase house inspection, building and pest inspection, new home construction inspection, special purpose inspection or owner builder report.
The Home Inspection Hub can also arrrange contract review, VCAT reports and expert witness, and tax depreciation schedules.