Building Defects Victoria — Building Defects Report
Why your property needs a detailed building defects report
Section 137B report is important for two main reasons:
- It ensures that all work done on the property complies with the Building Code of Australia. It protects the property owner from any legal action that may be taken by the builder or developer if there are any defects or issues with the property.
- The building defects report is required if you want to make use of the Owner Builders Warranty Insurance. These give potential buyers peace of mind when considering your property. Without the report, they can pull out of the sale agreement without incurring any penalties. Insurance is also important because it will protect the property owner from financial losses resulting from building defects.
Altez Building Inspections also caters to property owners who may need a building defects report for special purposes, such as for legal disputes and end of warranty claims.
If you are an owner builder, it is important to get a building defects report within 6.5 years of building completion. This is in compliance with the regulations for building defects in Victoria. Section 137B. Owner Builder Warranty Insurance is also required for building works exceeding the value of $16,000.
Altez Building Inspections has the experience and expertise to help you with all your building defects report needs. Our building defect inspections will ensure that you are fully compliant with all the legal requirements in Victoria.
Our 137B owner-builder defects report includes
Here is what you can expect from us:
Images of defects needing attention
Description of the defects and their probable impact
Summary to emphasise the most important issues
An HTML and/or PDF version
The importance of getting your defect inspection report
For owner-builders, this document serves as proof that you have fulfilled your legal obligations as a builder and allows you to avoid costly mistakes when managing the construction process. Meanwhile, for homebuyers, the defects report is an assurance that the construction of the property has been carried out to a high standard, helping you avoid costly repairs. And so, when it comes to building dispute resolution, it is easy to determine liability and who is responsible for the defect.
No matter what your reasons are for getting a building defects report, Altez Building Inspections will be able to cater to your specific needs. Our comprehensive defect inspection report will be tailored to suit the unique requirements of your situation, whether it means identifying damage to existing structures or clarifying who is responsible for costs. We will assist you throughout the entire process, guaranteeing a hassle-free experience from start to finish.
Why work with experts from Altez Building Inspections
Structural engineering experts
Itemised report of defects and incomplete construction
Easy to understand reports in 48 hours of your call
Information and photographs of defects
Personalised cost-effective reports
Analysis for remedial works
Get your building defects report today
When it comes to building defects in Victoria, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Getting a detailed building defect report today will save you a lot of money down the line. If you want to get started on rectifying the defects in your home, schedule an appointment with our qualified defect inspectors today! You may call us at 0499 899 890 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!