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Why have a Pre-purchase building inspection?

Posted by Brad Porteus on 17 December 2013

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Buying a home is, for the average Australian, the biggest and most important purchase they will ever make in their lives.

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What is a Dilapidation Report?

Posted by on 17 December 2013

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Dilapidation Reports are specifically aimed at property owners concerned about the effects of nearby construction on their homes or Commercial holdings.

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What is practical completion?

Posted by Brad Porteus on 17 December 2013

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Practical completion in a home under construction is the final stage just prior to handover, when the home can be declared ready to be “lived in”. To meet this definition, services such as power and gas must be connected and all the appliances must be working. With regard to minor faults such as scratches and chips, whilst the builder is responsible for these items and should be held accountable, for their repair, practical completion cannot be held up due to minor defects.

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What is settlement movement?

Posted by Brad Porteus on 17 December 2013

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Settlement movement is the normal movement in a property which can be caused by many factors. Settlement movement occurs to some degree in all properties throughout their life.

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