Getting building inspection reports is a very important stage in the process of buying a house. Sometimes people decide to skip those reports for many reasons such as time pressure, the high cost, couldn’t be bothered, etc. They are really playing with fire, because if later on it turns out that the house has a problem – it’s their problem.
But even those who do go though all the trouble and employ an inspector to check their future asset can not rest in peace. Why? Because some reports list more things that ARE NOT COVERED than things that are covered
According to solicitor Tim O’Dwyer the best way to select a building inspector that will produce a decent inspection report is to ask for a standard report before contracting him. This way you can see in advance that you won’t be paying good money for a crappy job.