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Visual Building Inspection as per AS:4349.1-2007.

This fee and inspection agreement forms part of this Pre Purchase/SALE Inspection (Building) Report.
(Offer & Acceptance, Valuable Consideration, Acknowledgment and Instructions apply here.)

(Definition: Offer and Acceptance; analysis is a traditional approach in contract law used to determine whether an agreement exists between two parties. Agreement consists of an offer by an indication of one person (the "offeror") to another (the "offeree") of the offeror's willingness to enter into a contract on certain terms without further negotiations. A contract is said to come into existence when acceptance of an offer (agreement to the terms in it) has been communicated to the offeror by the offeree and there has been consideration bargained-for induced by promises or a promise, associated costs and performance.)
(Definition: Valuable Consideration; it is very important that the Purchaser has had time to consider and deliberate what it is you, the inspector, is about to carry out for them as per their instructions. The benefit of carrying out this inspection is confirmed for example if Credit Card details are provided or an agreement is entered into for payment prior or on delivery of the inspection reports.)
(Definition: Instructions; the purchaser has given verbal or written directions to carry out this pre purchase building inspection on their behalf. At times it is very difficult to obtain written directions if the inspection and report is to be carried out the same day as ordered.)


This inspection will be carried out in compliance with AS4349.1-2007 except for Strata Units or properties where the inspection will be according with Appendix B of AS4349.1-2007.

1. This inspection is a visual evaluation only for the buildings within 30 metres of the main building and within the inspection properties boundaries.
2. ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I agree to contact the Inspector once I have read the report or the Inspector will contact me.
3. Safe and reasonable access will only be achieved to the property being inspected to the areas of, The Exterior, The Site, The Boundaries, The Roof Exterior (subject to height & weather restrictions) The Interior, The Interior of The Roof Space and within the Sub Floor areas (if applicable) only.
4. The report will also advise on visible minor and major defects, safety hazards and any cracking visible to the buildings elements on the day and time of the inspection.
5. The Inspector will not conduct any invasive inspections. (Written instructions must be provided for any invasive inspections required now or in the future as the Inspector will not cut, break apart, dismantle or remove any objects of roofing, wall or ceiling linings, A/C ducting, foliage, roof insulation, floor or wall coverings, fixtures, furnishings or any personal belongings currently in place.)
6. The Inspector will advise you should there be need to carry out an Invasive Inspection to the property that they inspected. In the event an Invasive Inspection should be required, then you should NOT agree to anything until this Invasive Inspection has been completed and reported on.
7. We DO NOT & WILL NOT inspect inside of walls, between floors, inside flat roofing, inside any eave areas, behind any stored goods in cupboards, behind heavy furnishings and other areas that are obstructed at our inspection.
8. It is essential that a full Timber Pest Inspection be carried out in compliance with AS4349.3-2010.
9. No inspection will be carried out for Asbestos. (This is out of our area of expertise, unless otherwise stated)
10. No inspection will be carried out for Magnasite. (This is out of our area of expertise, unless otherwise stated)
11. No inspection will be made for Mould. (UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED)
12. No inspection will be made for Solar Power Panels. (This is out of our area of expertise, unless otherwise stated)

13. Costs for and building rectification works are not provided within this Report. Should you require any costing's you should seek further advice from a Licensed Builder, Architect or a Quantity Surveyor.
14. When a property is occupied we bring your attention to be aware that furnishings and other belongings may conceal evidence of other issues which can only be discovered if and when these items are moved or removed and or after this inspected property has been vacated.
15. When and if Timber Pest Damage is found, it will be reported. We will only report on the visible damage at the time of this inspection.
16. We will at times recommend other types of inspections that are out of our areas of expertise during our inspection reporting process.
17. This Inspection will not cover or report the items listed in Appendix D in AS4349.1-2007. (refer below) These being the items we are excluded from in the Australian Standards.
The inspector need not inspect or report on the following:
(a) Footings below ground.
(b) Concealed damp-proof course.
(c) Electrical installations, operation of smoke detectors, light switches and fittings, TV, sound and communications and security systems.{Unless specifically requested and paid for as an additional inspection}
(d) Concealed plumbing.
(e) Adequacy of roof drainage as installed.
(f) Gas fittings and fixtures.
(g) Airconditioning.
(h) Automatic garage door mechanisms.
(i) Swimming pools and associated filtration and similar equipment.
(j) The operation of fireplaces and solid fuel heaters, including chimneys and flues.
(k) Alarm systems.
(l) Intercom systems.
(m) Soft floor coverings.
(n) Electrical appliances including dishwashers, incinerators, ovens, ducted vacuum systems.
(o) Paint coatings, except external protective coatings.
(p) Health hazards (e.g., allergies, soil toxicity, lead content, radon, presence of asbestos or urea formaldehyde).
(q) Timber and metal framing sizes and adequacy.
(r) Concealed tie-downs and bracing.
(s) Timber pest activity.
(t) Other mechanical or electrical equipment (such as gates, inclinators).
(u) Soil conditions.
(v) Control joints.
(w) Sustainable development provisions.
(x) Concealed framing-timbers or any areas concealed by wall linings/sidings.
(y) Landscaping.
(z) Rubbish.

(aa) Floor cover.
(bb) Furniture and accessories.
(cc) Stored items.
(dd) Insulation.
(ee) Environmental matters (e.g., BASIX, water tanks, BCA Environmental Provisions).
(ff) Energy efficiency.
(gg) Lighting efficiency.

18. The report is not an all-encompassing report dealing with the building from every aspect. It is a reasonable attempt to identify any obvious or significant defects apparent at the time of the inspection. Whether or not a defect is considered significant or not, depends, to a large extent, upon the age and type of the building inspected. The report is not a Certificate of Compliance with the requirements of any Act, Regulation, Ordinance or By-law. It is not a structural or compliance report. Should you require any advice of a structural nature you should contact a structural engineer or local council for compliance.
19. Where a Strata Title property is to be inspected, then we will only inspect the strata unit's interior and the unit's immediate exterior to be inspected as detailed in Appendix B in AS4349.1-2007. A full Strata Report must be obtained for all of the common areas before you make an informed decision to purchase the Unit. A copy of Appendix B can be provided upon request.
20. If an issue, pending dispute or a claim arises out of this inspection and report then each party must give written notice to each of the parties within 28 days. Disputes will then be handled by an independent mediator, Housesafe or an arbitrator. Each party will pay their own costs.
21. We will not be liable for any third party loss or damage suffered by any Person other than you "The Client" in connection with the Inspection Reports use. We are released from any claims or further actions, damages or loss whatsoever if this report is to be used by another person or entity without our written permission to do so.
22. The extent of accessible areas shall be determined by the inspector at the time of inspection, based on the conditions encountered at the time of inspection. The inspector shall also determine whether sufficient space is available to allow safe and reasonable access.
23. If sub-floor areas appear to have been recently sprayed with any Chemical Treatments these areas should not be inspected unless it is safe to do so.
Roof Space: Access Manhole-400mm x 500mm minimum
Crawl Space-Minimum of 600mm x 600mm.
Accessible Height-From a 3.6m ladder off a level platform and only if it is safe to do so
Roof Exterior- From a 3.6m ladder only and off a safe level ground surface.
Subfloor: Access Panel:Subject to inspectors discretion as to safe and reasonable access Crawl Space:Subject to inspectors discretion as to safe and reasonable access
Accessible Height:Subject to inspectors discretion as to safe and reasonable access.
24. Limitations to this Inspection are noted above and how these limitations may affect the Inspection are:
In general, any stored or scattered goods, stored boxes, parked cars, bikes, boats, trailers, A/C unit's and their ducting and any external covering foliage, plants, vines, stored fire wood and timbers, vines clinging to external wall surfaces, trees covering areas will hinder our inspection to the areas clearly stated within the body of the report.
25. We invite you to contact the inspector shown on the last page of the report so any implications or unresolved issues can be explained. The inspector can only advise on areas within their area of expertise. Any unexplained areas you agree to research yourself prior to making any further decision to purchase/sell this property.
26. You're the Purchaser/Seller need to have any misunderstood issue fully explained to you prior to making any decision in purchasing/selling this as inspected property. Your Conveyancer is not adequately qualified to explain any issues to you; you must contact the Inspector shown on the last page of the report.
27. Swimming Pools: Swimming Pools/Spas are not part of the Standard Building Report under AS4349.1-2007 and are not covered by this Report.
28. The septic tanks: Should be inspected by a licensed plumber.

I acknowledge for Inspection Protection to carry out the above inspection/s and I also acknowledge I have read and understand the terms and conditions of this fee and inspection agreement: By submitting this booking form I/We fully acknowledge that we have read and understood the Inspection conditions/restrictions and terms and conditions.
I/We understand that the inspection will not proceed until an invoice is issued by Inspection Protection and I/We have paid the invoice in full prior to commencement of the proposed inspection.
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