Home Security Tip – As Xmas approaches its important to be vigilant and safety conscious,so try to never leave extra keys or garage door openers under doormats, in mailboxes, or on top of the door frame. Instead, leave an extra key with a close friend, neighbor, or family member who you trust.
Home maintenance job for the weekend! Gutter cleaning will be essential after all the wind and leaf debris flying around this week. Blocked and overflowing gutters can lead to leaks in your roof, causing rot and mould. The gutters may even pull away from the house, requiring replacement.Read more
All property owners should be encouraged to recognise the necessity for having regular Timber Pest Inspections. The Australian Standards recommend having the above at least on an annual basis. The majority of people today have a desire to lessen the chemical impact especially on the home environment and people who once had annual treatments for…Read more
Most Perth outdoor home areas are the centre of activity during spring and summer, but there are many potential hazards that could be avoided by doing some simple maintenance now. Houspect’s building inspectors frequently see outdoor entertainment areas that represent a risk due to issues associated with electrical cabling, swimming pools and spas, and chemicals.…Read more
Old or poorly installed ceiling downlights are thought to cause at least one house fire every week in Western Australia. They can set fire to roof insulation or timbers which burn in the roof space above smoke alarms. These fires can go undetected until it is too late. Often, people only know their house is…Read more
New Trend For Vendor Inspections Vendor Inspections, often referred to as Pre-Listing inspections, are becoming more popular because they eliminate many of the pitfalls and hassles associated doing an inspection when you have a buyer. The Pre-Listing inspection often identifies minor defects that if left unattended may have had a negative affect on the buyer’s…Read more
DIY Checklist for House Sellers In a tough property market many homes have a ‘For Sale’ sign planted in the lawn for much longer than vendors would like. Whilst industry groups like REIWA continue to manage consumer expectations and provide reassurance that the housing market will steadily improve, it’s tough if you’re preparing for yet…Read more
Build confidence with your landlords – HOUSPECT PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REPORTS Keeping landlords well informed about the condition of their properties is a great way to build their confidence in you and your business. Houspect offer a wide range of services for property managers such as annual maintenance programmes, pest and termite inspections and structural reports.…Read more