Is your rental or investment property showing signs of damage? Before you fork out for hefty repairs book an independent building inspection to assess the extent – and cause – of the damage.
Not only will this help you formulate a plan of attack, including which experts to engage for the repairs, but may also identify if you are eligible for an insurance claim depending on the origin of the issue.
One recent example was an investment property at Bellmere. After the tenants noticed cracking and reported it, the property manager sought the owner’s approval for a building inspection by ASBIR.
According to Senior Inspector Fred Broekman, the inspection revealed that the house was showing signs of subsidence which is generally caused by the caving in or sinking of land.
“Subsidence was evident by the way the soffit sheets, soffit moulding and brickwork at the front entry had moved away, or subsided, up to 10mm along the front of house and left side of the garage.
“There were gaps in the brickwork to the front entry, the front entry wall had moved away from the door frame and there were also places in the dining room where the plaster ceiling and cornices had pulled away from the wall,” he said.
All Suburbs and Building Inspection Reports (ASBIR) works closely with real estate agents and property managers on a regular basis to conduct independent building inspections on rental properties as and when required.
“ASBIR is 100% independent, we do not quote or undertake the repair work so we aren’t trying to overstate the damage in order to secure more work,” he said.
In this instance, ASBIR recommended that a licenced structural engineer should be engaged to provide further advice on how to most effectively stabilise the foundations, then any repair work to internal walls, doors and cracked tiles can occur.
All Suburbs Building Inspections and Reports (ASBIR) is the leading provider of building inspections. We have conducted thousands of residential and commercial pre-purchase building and pest inspections in South East Queensland. We are fully licensed (QBCC Lic.No. 20650) and a Member of Master Builders Queensland.
Call us on 1300 553 007 or submit a quote request to find out how we can help you take the hassle out of maintaining an investment property, buying or building a new home, or finding the perfect commercial, office or retail space for your business needs. Let ASBIR give you peace of mind.
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