When you sell a property built as an owner-builder and it is within the standard warranty period, your conveyancer or solicitor will advise you to obtain the required warranty insurance. To do so you will need a Houspect Builder’s Indemnity inspection and report in accordance with the regulations and as defined in the Victorian Building Act under section 137B.
Houspect conducts Section 137B Owner-Builder (Builders Indemnity) inspections by using the prescribed format from the Victorian Building Act. We allocate inspectors to your job that meet the regulations for licensing and building knowledge.
The requirements apply to renovations, additions such as a pergola, garage and other structures that required a building permit.
We will need the approved drawings, the building permit, the certificate of occupancy and other certificates of compliance (plumbing, electrical, drainage, etc, as appropriate to your site). These details will be noted in the Houspect report. As required under section 137B, the report must also note any incomplete works and use of second hand materials, if appropriate.
Our qualified inspectors take on the responsibility to verify that your property has been built to Australian building codes and tolerances and is to an acceptable standard. The report may list defects and incomplete works.
The Houspect report will be forwarded to you and/or your conveyancer and you would then send our report to the insurance company to support your application for warranty insurance. Our report would typically be included in the Vendors Statement (section 32) for prospective purchasers as part of the vendors responsibility of full disclosure to prospective buyers.
Houspect conducts owner builder inspections by checking that the builder has built structures to the construction plans to ensure the house or additions have been built according to;
The Inspection Report is a comprehensive and detailed report about the works, taking into consideration the age of the works, and includes the following (as relevant to the structures);
For more information or to book an Owner-Builder inspection in the greater Melbourne and Central Victoria region, call Houspect on 03 9808 4000, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online enquiry form.