Residential Building Defects Reports

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Residential Building Defects Reports

Property defects are common in all types of residential houses. If neglected or not maintained, the outcome can become quite costly.

As the name suggests, the main purpose of a Building Defects report is for the Inspector to highlight and pass on to the property’s owner of all defect/maintenance items that have been recorded in the house.  Some of the most common defects The Hub team have noticed when inspecting residential properties include:

  • The appearance of cracking
  • Structural problems
  • Leaking issues
  • Mould and moisture damage
  • Insulation issues
  • Gaps in cornices, skirting boards and around windows
  • Dampness issues

Defects are often discovered during various inspection services such as:


Perks of defects being highlighted with our inspection services:

  • Pre-purchase

In a private sale, you may be able to negotiate with the vendor when settling on purchase price when knowing the condition of the home and any defects.

  • New home construction inspections

Defects that are picked up from our inspections will be passed along with urgency. Once the Inspector promptly notifies you of the defects, it can drastically reduce the extent of the issue developing as well as minimising future costs to amend the issue.

  • Special purpose inspections

Being informed of all defects can help relieve your concerns by outlining the specific issues and how to address them.

Catching defect issues early might save you the cost of expensive repairs or even a complete replacement.

  • Dilapidation/Property Condition Surveys

The report will outline any existing cracking and damage, so you have a benchmark against possible changes that may have taken place during the construction process.


Let The Home Inspection Hub help relieve your stress and inform you of all defects on your property. Whether you are building a property and need an inspector to check for defects at all stages of the build, or you require a general defects inspection through out a prospective investment property- we can help you today.    

Contact us on 1300 071 283 to book in an inspection or click here to request a free online quote.