Report Types

Before U Buy Property Inspections Pty Ltd conduct fully independent building inspections and provide detailed Building Inspection Reports complete with photographic evidence for residential and commercial properties.


What is a Pre-purchase Inspection Report?

A Pre-purchase Building Inspection Report is a written report you obtain before you buy a property. Sometimes referred to as a Standard Property Report, a Pre-purchase Building Inspection Report is a written account of the condition of a property. It will tell you about any significant building defects or problems.  It is usually carried out before you exchange sale contracts so you can identify any problems with the property which, if left unchecked, could prove costly to repair.  The report is written in compliance with Appendix C of Australian Standards 4349.1. Before U Buy Property Inspections Pty Ltd can conduct this type of building report for both domestic/residential and commercial properties.

A Pre-purchase Building Inspection Report is different to a Pest Inspection Report.  Engaging a specialist Pest Inspector is required for a Pest Inspection Report.


What is a Defect Report?

A Defect Report is a written report commenting on a specific one or more suspected defect/s as nominated by the Client. Defect Reports are often used to clarify if the nominated defect/s are classified as a major or minor defect.

The Report is written in compliance with AS4349.0 and the nominated building problem is appraised as per Appendix C of AS4349.1. There is reference to Building Code of Australia (BCA) and / or the Department of Fair Trading Standards and Tolerance guide as applicable.


What is a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) Report?

A Practical Completion is carried out as a final inspection to ensure your new building is up to standard and you can move into your new home with confidence that an independent inspection has provided an unbiased opinion with a trained eye.  The report will identify items which are unfinished (incomplete work), which don’t comply with Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA), including any minor issues, and report problems which need fixing (defective work).
After the initial Practical Completion Inspection, a Final Report should be prepared and reviewed as part of the PCI process, before making final payment to the building contractor. Most building contracts include a period of time for an Inspection to be conducted and a Final Report prepared. After which the contract usually allows for a period where the building contractor repairs and completes what is required. Most builders favour a Final Report by an independent party being prepared so they can address problems before you take possession. Any new building, renovation or fit-out work falls under this type of inspection.

What is a Dilapidation Report?

A Dilapidation report is a report on the condition of a property at a given point in time. It records any existing damage, and the state of any particular aspects of the property that are likely to be affected by construction work, excavation or demolition.


Contact us at Before U Buy Property Inspections for more details on how we can meet your building inspection and report needs.