Houspect WA wants to assure all of its clients that it continues to monitor developments with the Covid 19 as closely as possible. The protection of our clients, Agents, inspectors and property occupants is very important to us. We continue to operate our business across Western Australia and are undertaking building inspections for our clients…Read more
Key Suggestions for Property Buyers and Sellers during current Pandemic on Building Inspection Times?
Many WA “Offer to Purchase” Contracts require building inspection to be undertaken in very short periods of time within a given event: For example: Within 7 days of Offer Acceptance Within 7 days of Finance Approval Some of the key issues with the above requirements in the standard Real Estate Institute of WA Pre Purchase…Read more
While Houspect is renowned for undertaking quality residential house inspections over the past 30 years, many people do not know that Houspect WA also undertakes a large number of building inspections each year on a diverse range of industrial, commercial, retail and offices buildings across all of Western Australia. Undertaking an effective due diligence inspection…Read more
Important information for residential property Buyers and Sellers in WA who are relying on Keystart Loans and utilising a pre purchase building inspections. Keystart provides a great service to West Australians by providing loans and loan conditions which may otherwise not be available. So this is a very positive outcome for West Australians. 1 The Issue …Read more
There is some confusion around this important issue and it is worth understanding the ground rules before you start. 1 The Rules Building work in WA is governed by the Building Act 2011 and the Building Regulations. https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/filestore.nsf/FileURL/mrdoc_42070.pdf/$FILE/Building%20Act%202011%20-%20%5B01-f0-00%5D.pdf?OpenElement https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/filestore.nsf/FileURL/mrdoc_42558.pdf/$FILE/Building%20Regulations%202012%20-%20%5B04-b0-00%5D.pdf?OpenElement Local Council requirements should also be reviewed. An understanding or knowledge of these important rules is important…Read more
There is lots of confusion and potentially liability associated with clarifying this topic. 1 What are we talking about? Strata companies need to inspect strata common property for a variety of reasons including but not limited to: Practical completion inspections Builders Defect liability inspections 10 Year maintenance plan inspections Investigation and special purpose investigations The key…Read more
What are they and do they impact property owners and buyers? 1 What are we talking about? The majority of homes in WA will have a plasterglass or gyprock internal ceiling unless there is another floor above, when the ceiling is likely to be the underside of the concrete slab. The ceilings need to be maintained…Read more
What are they and do they impact me? 1 What are we talking about? So let’s assume you have two or more adjacent strata units and they share a common wall (party wall) and potentially a common roof/roof space. The party wall is essentially the dividing partition between the two adjoining buildings that is shared by…Read more
Strata 10 year maintenance plans are creating lots of discussion (and work). Here are 15 key observations about what we do and don’t know so far.
1. No Regulations yet – 10 year maintenance plans
2. Overriding Legislative Obligations
3. New strata companies – the first plan
4. New strata companies – the next plan
5. Existing strata companies the first plan – the transition challengeRead more
Consider this alternative view when buying a strata apartment in WA. Which of the two assets that you are acquiring is more valuable? 1 What are we talking about? So you are about to purchase a strata Lot (“unit”), the location is great so it’s the layout, balcony and car bay. All exactly what you wanted,…Read more