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,
- Down pipes,
- External Walls
- External windows and flyscreens,
- External taps.
- Outside areas.
- External stairs,
- External balconies,
- External balustrades,
- Underfloor Structure
- Roof space.
- Internal roof cover,
- 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,
- Exposed brick,
- 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.
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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.
Other Building Inspections
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.
Dilapidation reports capture the visible structural condition of a property prior to nearby or neighbouring renovation works, construction or excavation being carried out.