Sadly, building disputes can arise for a variety of different reasons many of which relate to a difference in understanding, an expectation gap or a lack of quality documentation which clearly defines the intended build. Throw in emotion, personalities and communication issues, resolution can often seem a distant challenge.
In WA, property owners are supported by the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 which sets out some fundamental requirements which must be followed by builders and contractors for home building works. Assuming the builder or contractor follow these requirements then at least your build should be headed in the right direction.
A building dispute inspection is one way to bring fact and independence into a discussion between a property owner and a builder or contractor. A Houspect building inspector can attend your building construction and reconcile what has been built on site with the contract, approved plans, Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards. This well-worn approach should hopefully enable the discussion to focus on the key residual construction issues and provide an independent assessment of any construction defects.
Houspect provides its building dispute inspection services to both home owners and builders.
There is not one but three different building dispute inspection report options, the most suitable being the specific circumstances applicable to the individual building dispute. The options include:
Completed in accordance with Australian Standard 4349, Houspect Building Inspections are a visual inspection of the building construction work. The reports are produce by independent WA registered Builders with 20 year experience. The reports aim to provide clarity, facts and independence to building disputes to enable both parties to move toward resolution.
The scope of the inspection is entirely determined by our clients. We can review the entire construction or any specific component of the build.
In WA, building inspections and building inspectors are unregulated. As a consequence it is important that you have total confidence in the quality, skills, experience and professionalism of your building inspector. At Houspect WA:
Houspect WA or its Directors maintain a number of important professional memberships including:
During the 20 plus years of operating in WA, Houspect has conducted in excess of 50,000 quality building inspections.
Buy, build and invest with confidence with Houspect WA.