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Are your clients protecting themselves after a PPI?

Your clients need to understand that dampness, cracking and structural timber pest damage are all risks which cannot be fully assessed through a single inspection event. Unless the client is prepared

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Conditions Conducive to Timber Pest Attack

When conducting a Timber Pest Inspection, it is important to ascertain if the site and construction of the house are highly conducive to timber pests. Factors include, but are not limited to:  What

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Locksmith Guild Australia Presentation

It was great to have the opportunity last week to present to the Locksmith Guild of Australia. Although insurance is often the last thing people want to discuss it's an important part of business risk

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Ten Inspection Basics to Avoid Claims

As a building inspector you work in a highly litigious occupation and the trend of increasing litigation appears to be getting worse. There is an increasing number of claims coming from breaches that

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Three Elements of Construction

The following quick guide will help inspectors better understand how to determine defect types in the different elements of construction. Download the PDF version here - DOWNLOAD AS A PDF. Download

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Service Agreements

Building & Timber Pest Inspections   AS4349.1 and AS4349.3 states "An inspection agreement between the client and the inspector shall be entered into prior to the inspection taking place". The in

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Defect Statements

  Major defects: are defects of significant magnitude where rectification has to be carried out in or der to avoid unsafe conditions, loss of utility or further deterioration of the property.  Major

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Protect Your Business From Unfair Contracts

Australia has laws in place to protect small businesses from unfair contract terms. The result of these laws are that small businesses are better protected, and there are now genuine consequences for

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Inspection of Water Leaks

Claims - Water leaks in bathrooms   Leaks discovered under bathrooms can be timely claims as it is hard to establish the manifestation of the leak. What can you do in order to reduce your exposure to

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Pest Control Public Liability Insurance

According to 2014 research, 1 in 4 Australian homes will be affected by termites at least once. You’re responsible for looking after the homes and businesses of Australians when unwanted visitors i

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