Established in 1999, Finalinspect is a registered business (ABN 43 680 138 070) that specialises in thoroughly conducting building inspections and reporting on the structure, finish, condition and safety of new and older residential buildings including homes, town houses, apartments, and units.
Finalinspect completes many building inspections for clients throughout Melbourne, Victoria and also conducts building inspections and writes reports on behalf of clients residing outside Australia (e.g. foreign investors purchasing property in Australia and expatriates returning home to Australia from overseas).
We have extensive experience completing building inspections and reporting on new residential buildings at all stages of construction and conducting pre-purchase inspections and pre auction inspections on older residential buildings and preparing highly accurate , fully detailed, plain English, typed inspection reports.
In relation to new residential buildings – our reports list all defects and state why they are defects (e.g. by reference to the National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia and/or relevant Australian Standards) and describe precisely where the defects are located. We then outline what the relevant builder or developer should do to rectify the defects reported by Finalinspect.
The owner is then well prepared to either: notify the relevant builder or developer of all identified defects and request rectification of all identified defects, prior to making the relevant stage of construction payment (e.g. base stage or slab stage, frame stage, lock up stage, fixing stage or final payment); or use the defect list to negotiate with the builder or developer, a reduction in the final price paid for the property.
In relation to older established residential buildings – our reports list all visible and/or audible defects, and state what rectification and / or maintenance works need to be carried out in the short term (i.e. next 12 months).
Those purchasing an older established residential building can then use the Finalinspect report (together with our cost estimates) to help negotiate a reduction in the price paid for a property (i.e. a private property sale), or to help determine the maximum price they are prepared to bid for a property at auction.
All of our home, town house, apartment and unit inspections and reports comply with, and exceed, the relevant Australian Industry Standard AS 4349.1 (Inspection of Buildings, Property Inspections – Residential Buildings).
Finalinspect is a long standing member of the Housing Industry Association (HIA Member No.876406) and strictly abides by the HIA Member Code of Ethics.
Mr. Peter Limburg, Principal at Finalinspect remains a leading building consultant for pre settlement apartment inspections. For further information, simply click on the following link to the independent article by Domain –
An experienced Finalinspect consultant is available to talk to you and inspect your home, town house, apartment, or the property you are interested in.
Call us now on 0408 132 152 to discuss your specific needs.