If you have tenants, its prudent to ensure that the property is up to standard both before, between and after tenants, especially with new legislation coming in 2019 with regards to rental property standards. It is also an excellent idea to have the property meth tested between tenants as well to ensure that no contamination … Continue reading Own a rental? Get it checked to be on the safe side
We all know that leaky or mouldy homes are bad and can cost thousands, if not 100's of thousands to rectify. But what is the cost to your health if you live in this environment? Can your house really make you sick? A health professional weighs in on the cost to your health when living … Continue reading Could your home be causing you health issues?
With a building boom will inevitably come issues around the quality of workmanship from the builder, electrician, plumber or anyone else involved in a house build. Even if the home is only being renovated, its important to make sure your tradesperson is qualified, has a license......and a proven track record when it comes to the … Continue reading Do your homework before you buy, build or renovate
Think you will get all of the information you need about a property from its LIM report? Think again. Currently there is no legal requirement making owners inform their local council if a P contamination or clean up has taken place, meaning that many P contaminated properties are missing this information from their LIM reports. … Continue reading No legal requirement for owners to disclose meth contamination…..
Thinking of buying? A pre-purchase building inspection and report should always be one of the most important things you do prior to making an offer or placing that unconditional bid at auction. Without it, you have no idea what's really going on with the home you may be about to purchase and that could be … Continue reading Buyer Beware……Why a pre-purchase building inspection is so vital
From 2019, it will become part of legislation that all rental properties must have a minimum of under floor and ceiling insulation where possible. There are government grants available for this for landlords who have low-income tenants that hold a community services card, however government statistics are showing that the number of landlords accessing … Continue reading Have you insulated your rental property?