Defects and Liability Report

Our defects and liability report ensures the builder is liable for any defects uncovered. The builder is liable to remediate defects (at no cost to the client) uncovered during an inspection.

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What We Inspect

DLI or Defect Liability Inspection

  • Workmanship follows Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards
  •  Roof Cover.
    • Ridge cap,
    • Valleys,
    • Flashing,
    • Gutters,
    • Down pipes,
    • Soakwells,
    • Connections,
    • Gables,
    • Eaves.
  • External Walls
    • Brickwork,
    • Render,
    • Cladding,
    • Lintels,
    • External windows and flyscreens,
    • External taps.
  • Outside areas.
    • External stairs,
    • External balconies,
    • External balustrades,
    • Garages,
    • Carports,
    • Patio,
    • Verandah,
    • Pergola,
    • Alfresco,
    • Pools,
    • Sheds,
    • Paving,
    • Driveway,
    • Crossover,
    • Verge,
    • Fences.

 

  • Underfloor Structure
  • Flooring
  • Roof space.
    • Internal roof cover,
    • Frame,
    • Insulation,
    • Sarking,
    • Party walls,
    • Venting to external
  •  Individual Room (Room by Room) Inspections.
    • Quality of finish,
    • Ceiling and cornice,
    • Walls and skirting,
    • Windows frames and hardware,
    • Doors and  hardware,
    • Finishes,
    • Cabinets,
    • Closets,
    • Electrical,
    • Tiling,
    • Water/drainage,
    • Exposed brick,
    • Render,
    • Plaster,
    • Paint,
    • Cladding,  
    • Floor cover
  • Open and shut all doors and windows
  • Open and shut all cabinet doors and drawers
  • Drainage to basins and basin overflows and WCs
  • Make sure HWS heats, run hot and cold water to all points, check water flow

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a defects and liability inspection report?

The defects and liability inspection report will capture maintenance issues which once sent to you, can then be sent to the builder.

Our defects and liability report ensures the builder is liable for any defects uncovered. The builder is liable to remediate defects (at no cost to the client) uncovered during an inspection provided they are notified within a 4 month period of a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI).

These defects and liability inspection reports save you a huge amount of money and headache in the long-term because they force builders to remediate defects during the build. This puts pressure on the builder to deliver a product fit for a paying and deserving customer.

Without these defects and liability inspection reports, you will most definitely be left with a house build with hidden problems that could cost a fortune to resolve in the future.

Do you perform same-day inspections?

Yes. Our entire business model is focused on getting you the highest quality, detiled building and pest inspection reports within 24 hours. That’s the WA Building Inspection difference.

How much does a defects and liability inspection report cost?

Defects and Liability Inspection report costs $395 Including GST.

Remember, we have a price beat guarantee!

What do you include in the report?

We document our finding, defects and commentary in plain-english. Our construction progress inspections also include comprehensive and full photo reports.

How long do is the builder liable to remediate defects?

The builder is liable to remediate defects (at no cost to the client) uncovered during an inspection provided they are notified within a 4 month period of a Practical Completion Inspection (PCI).

Generally, a defects and liability report follows on from a PCI inspection but if a PCI is not done with an inspector, it does not mean a Defects and Liability report cannot be produced and relied on.

Should 4 months not be enough time, often an extension can be applied for, provided all parties are in agreement.

The defects liability period applies from ‘practical completion’ which means brought to the stage where the home building work is completed except for any omissions or defects which do not prevent the home building work from being reasonably capable of being used for its intended purpose.

Most home owners don’t know and are often purposely not advised that the onus is on them to contact the builder in writing within the 4 months (or an agreed to time frame) so often this milestone goes past and the inspection never gets done – It is unfortunate if this happens so keep an eye on the time, as 4 months flies by when you are moving in.

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Practical Completion Inspection also known as (PCI) or handover inspection is an inspection of the building work done on your new home just prior to you taking possession of your property from the builder.

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Construction Progress Inspection

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Dilapidation and Comparison Report

Dilapidation reports capture the visible structural condition of a property prior to nearby or neighbouring renovation works, construction or excavation being carried out.

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Jonah AviaJonah Avia
04:24 16 Feb 24
Extremely helpful, highly recommend Dean from WA buildings and pest inspection. Very friendly and thorough, highly recommend.
Jackie HoogerboordJackie Hoogerboord
01:14 16 Feb 24
Highly recommend them! Did a very thorough pre purchase building and pest inspection with lots of photos. Were also easy to contact and happy to answer any questions regarding the inspection.
John NewtonJohn Newton
12:40 19 Jan 24
I found WA Building Inspections Perth very helpful. They responded quickly to my request, provided a competitive price, did a detailed report and then discussed the report with me for a lengthy period. Russel did my inspection and he could not have been more helpful in explaining the report and recommending opportunities to address findings. I would definitely go back to WA Building Inspections Perth and Russel for advice and future building inspections.
Michael CarmellottiMichael Carmellotti
22:32 14 Jan 24
Russell’s pre-purchase report was exactly what we needed for peace of mind. He was thorough and detailed, outlining what he could and couldn’t achieve, with action plans recommended where needed! We were unsure about some wording or recommendations but Russell answered our calls and explained these perfectly and the suggested way forward. 100% worth the price, especially if you need that peace of mind at the end.
Linda ReynoldsLinda Reynolds
09:54 11 Jan 24
We needed a building inspection done quickly for the purchase of our new home. WA Building Inspections Perth were very helpful and accommodating, we got our report in a timely manner. It was comprehensive and clear covering everything we needed to know. When I had a follow up question they responded quickly and were happy to give the additional advice required. I would recommend them to anyone needing an inspection done.
Lucas la GrangeLucas la Grange
09:43 04 Jan 24
Had a dilapidation report done by many companies but none as good and as detailed as this company- thank you for such a detailed building inspection.
Puri GauravPuri Gaurav
08:52 03 Jan 24
Very Honest and Professional Conduct, they value their customer even if they are aware most customers may need this service probably once or twice in a lifetime for buying a property.
Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
00:44 19 Dec 23
Russell did inspection for my new property on 16th of December. he brush up my knowledge. I was not familiar with many things . I inspection was great . I think every one need to do inspection before buying any property. Russell help a lot in my house inspection.
Mena MegalaaMena Megalaa
15:28 05 Dec 23
Very thorough inspection conducted by Russell. Picked heaps of defects in our roof and compiled a very detailed report about everything done wrong. He clearly explained the problems against the Australian Construction standards and code. I'd highly recommend WA Building Inspections to anyone in doubt of their house construction or before purchasing an established property. We're very lucky to have such a professional service. Worth every dollar paid.Thanks Russell & Sarah.
Rose CraneRose Crane
23:57 20 Sep 23
We would highly recommend. Our experience was prompt, very professional & reassuring. The report was detailed and the best aspect was that we were able to call Russell, whohad done the inspection and report, for clarification on a couple of aspects. Russell was generous with his time and highlyknowledgeable. Thank you 😊
Michael HowardMichael Howard
03:57 14 Sep 23
Very professional and knowledgable inspection
puneet singhpuneet singh
10:34 06 Sep 23
I had a fantastic experience with Russell recently with a pre-purchase inspection. Being interstate and purchasing was always hoing to be diffivult.I was very impressed with Russell's knowledge, patience and pride in his work. Russell took the time after working hours on the day that the report was completed to have an in depth discussion about the detail on the report. I came out of the discussion feeling a lot more confident.Russell is easy to talk to and knows how to explain complex issues in layman's terms. Can't recommend highly enough!
MarinaMarina
09:18 28 Aug 23
Best decision I made. Russell is an absolute legend. Answered all my questions, explained everything beautifully, patient, and most importantly - had my back when dealing with the builders. I had to go through 2 PCIs with the builders, finally on the 3rd did they fix all the issues. If it wasn't for Russell's knowledge and advice, I never would've gotten my house in the acceptable condition it is now. Shout out to Sarah as well for booking in my final last minute inspection, due to builders messing me around. Top shelf service and fair priced.Marina
Anna MAnna M
02:19 24 Aug 23
Would highly recommend.Russell helped identify a few issues with the property. He was super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.Thank you Russell
Lorraine SmithLorraine Smith
00:45 21 Aug 23
Russell gave us genuine customer service and nothing was too much trouble. The inspection was thorough and it was obvious he had a very good knowledge of building issues and Australian building standards. We felt comfortable in asking questions and were given the information that we needed. Russell was very generous with his time and we would happily engage him again.
Brian ElmerBrian Elmer
11:14 09 Aug 23
Engaged WA Building Inspections to undertake our building inspection - being based in Qld and not being able to see the house, we needed a thorough report. Very happy with the speed of conducting the inspection and getting the report to us, and the price. Had a few follow up questions that Russell was able to answer for us. Would definitely use again
Erin DraperErin Draper
04:38 09 Aug 23
I called Russell for a last minute building & pest inspection and although he was very busy, he still managed to squeeze us in. He completed a very detailed report, which both our broker and conveyancer made comments on how impressed they were with how through he was, which is a huge compliment to him and his service! I called Russell after reading the report with a couple of questions, which he took 15 minutes to explain to me everything I asked and more. He is very professional and knowledgeable, and moving forward I would only ever use his service. Sarah his admin team is also very lovely to deal with and responsive, they both made the whole process so easy! Huge compliments to them both. Highly recommend!! And very well priced.
Chevy RChevy R
03:14 03 Aug 23
Online booking, answered all my calls and emails, easy to deal with. Called Russell after looking through the report just to go over things, great guy and really knowledgeable. Will definitely deal with him in the future
Herman “Big H”Herman “Big H”
23:31 26 Jul 23
I recently had the pleasure of using WA Building and Pest Inspections for a property I was interested in purchasing, and I must say, I was thoroughly impressed with their services. From start to finish, they exceeded my expectations and provided me with a comprehensive and detailed report that gave me peace of mind.First and foremost, the team at WA Building and Pest Inspections were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They arrived promptly at the scheduled time and conducted a thorough inspection of the property, leaving no stone unturned. Their attention to detail was exceptional, and they took the time to explain their findings to me in a way that was easy to understand.The report I received from WA Building and Pest Inspections was nothing short of impressive. It was clear, concise, and provided me with all the information I needed to make an informed decision about the property. The report included detailed descriptions of any issues found, accompanied by photographs for reference. Additionally, they provided recommendations for any necessary repairs or maintenance, which was incredibly helpful.What truly set WA Building and Pest Inspections apart was their commitment to customer service. They were always available to answer any questions I had, both before and after the inspection. Their friendly and approachable manner made the entire process stress-free and enjoyable. They genuinely cared about my satisfaction and went above and beyond to ensure I had all the information I needed.Furthermore, the pricing for their services was very reasonable, especially considering the level of expertise and thoroughness they provided. They offered great value for money and I felt that I received a high-quality service at a fair price. I included thermal imaging and electrical inspection for fullpeace of mind.Overall, I cannot recommend WA Building and Pest Inspections enough. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction make them stand out in the industry. If you are in need of a building and pest inspection, look no further. WA Building and Pest Inspections will provide you with a top-notch service that will leave you feeling confident in your property purchase.
MirandaMiranda
16:19 17 Jul 23
We had a fantastic experience with Russell recently with a pre-purchase inspection. My husband and I are first home buyers and have very little first hand experience with building issues and we were absolutely blown away by Russell's knowledge, patience and pride in his work. Russell took the time after working hours on the day that the report was completed to have an in depth discussion about the detail on the report. We came out of the discussion feeling a lot more confident in our understanding of level of work required with the property. Russell is easy to talk to and knows how to explain complex issues in layman's terms. Can't recommend highly enough!
Thomas dThomas d
06:26 17 Jul 23
We had extensive water damage to our home. Russel quickly came out and took the time to explain the damage and the repairs required.I would definitely recommend Russel.
Oscar AlarconOscar Alarcon
02:54 08 Jul 23
Russell McCarthy was able to fit us in very last minute despite already being booked out. We had a strict contract deadline and the outcome of his review was going to determine the success or failure of our property purchase. The fact that he went over and above to help us despite being hotly in demand demonstrates his humility and strong passion to help others which goes beyond just doing his job. He is highly rated and the best in his field yet is down to earth and genuinely kind. I will only use him going forward and recommend others do the same. A property purchase is a big financial decision and not worth risking by going to anyone other than Russell.
roloB747roloB747
10:46 01 May 23
The whole process was seamless and easy from start to finish. WA BIP liaise with the agents to organise inspections and the report provided is thorough. The inspection was organised at short notice and the report was provided within a few days.The inspector (Russell in our case) took the time to explain his findings in a manner even a dummy like me can understand!I appreciated the way Russell and the team made the whole thing easy and would recommend them to anyone on the fence about who to use. Thanks!
Sandie BancroftSandie Bancroft
08:02 22 Mar 23
Thankyou so much to Dean Hewitt for his prompt & thorough PCI inspection of my property following extensive renovations complete during '22/'23.Dean's professionalism is second- to-none & his comprehensive, concise, detailed & unbiased report has now been forwarded to my builder to make good some areas identified in my report, particularly with the roof which I am unable to climb & check out for myself.I was also able to speak with Dean one evening, out of hours, who explained my report in detail in language that I could comprehend.A huge "Thankyou " to everyone @ WA Building & Pest Inspections for your outstanding customer service.
Jon JonJon Jon
03:52 18 Mar 23
I couldn't refer WA Building Inspections Perth enough, just get them! all the way through so pleasure to work with, Sarah, Bill and Russell... Full on honesty, good old trades that hard to find these days!Russell even took almost an hour during Saturday explain to us on all... all our enquiriesss ...They have 5stars for a reasons, well informed, patients with us, what an ease dealing with them. No hesitation to refer them and hire them again..!
Natalie Di RisioNatalie Di Risio
08:46 13 Jan 23
I would highly recommend WA Building and Inspections, as Russell is fantastic! A building defect was reported and Russell has provided ongoing consultation and guidance on dealing with this matter. What a champion! 🙂
Aimee DunlopAimee Dunlop
11:10 30 Dec 22
We have used WA Building Inspections Perth twice and both times have received top customer service before and after the report was issued. Russell was more than accomodating with his time and answered all questions we presented thoroughly. Would recommend 100%
India HootonIndia Hooton
03:26 10 Oct 22
Russel has great knowledge and was super helpful for our pre-purchase house inspection. Definitely recommend, was thorough and very detailed. Thanks again!!
JOHN M ROYJOHN M ROY
03:17 28 Sep 22
Russell carried out the PCI (Practical Completion Inspection) for our first property (in Willetton) on Wednesday the 21st of September 2022. He conducted the inspection very professionally. He arrived well in advance at the property. So, when we went to meet him at the site he was already halfway through the inspection.After he had finished inspecting the home he discussed, both with us and with the Builder appointed Site Supervisor, about the various aspects of the inspection in plain & clear terms. The discussion was a learning experience for us (the clients) as we learnt some essential things about building structures.Inspection Report was detailed, specific and clear. Also, his T&Cs are acceptably good. Last but not least, his service is reasonably priced and is affordable. If asked I will definitely recommend him to my friends and I am confident they will thank me for recommending Russell & WA Building Inspections.
terri abrahamsonterri abrahamson
11:15 07 Aug 22
I highly recommend Russell . I chose him because of all his positive reviews and that paid off as he was so thorough and found many defects.. every dollar spent was worth it as I would have never picked up many of those faults myself and I’m extremely grateful . I also found the company was very accommodating in scheduling my inspection at short notice.
Salvatore GagliotiSalvatore Gaglioti
20:33 22 Apr 22
I received at all times detailed and professional service from Russell and Bill.My report was very comprehensive.I personally would use WA building inspections again.Very thoughtful and easy to correspond with.Ta.
Te Ate WalkerTe Ate Walker
02:29 04 Apr 22
Russell from WA building inspectors was an absolute legend. very thorough and helped identify a few issues with the property. Very friendly and easy to talk to with a ton of Knowledge and advice as well. The detailed Report was available to next day. highly Recommend Russell
KayleyKayley
10:47 11 Jan 22
Russell provided us with a very detailed report when reinspecting some roof work at a property we were buying. He explained everything very thoroughly and has a great knowledge of the building industry. We were in a very difficult situation and Russell went above and beyond to help us. I highly recommend Russell and will only use WA Building Inspections in the future.
Tina FordeTina Forde
08:10 11 Dec 21
With only a limited time gap, and several other companies unable to meet the terms of contract, I tried WA Building Inspections. From the moment I could book online within 24hrs, to the very professional and prompt service from Russell, it has been a very simple process. We received a comprehensive 27 page report for a combined building and Pest report, for a awesome cost. I couldn't recommend Russell and his services more highly. Thank you so much for making this so easy for me.
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