My offer’s been accepted – now what?

Congratulations! You’ve just had your offer accepted on your new home. If this is your first purchase, or you haven’t made one in some time, you might be left wondering “what do I do now?” Most REIWA contracts will include a Structural Defect and Timber Pest annexure.  If you did include this condition in your […]

Finally – Professionalism in the Perth Building Inspections Industry.

Andrew Scales has joined with a few other professionals working in the Building Inspections industry to form an organisation to set standards and norms in this otherwise not regulated industry. ProConsult is a Foundation Member of Inspect WA with Andrew serving on the inaugural committee.  They have set minimum qualification standards for members to join […]

Property Investment

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With the unpredictable nature of the West Australian property market, many investors are faced with the situation where their ROI is dropping with increased pressure to lower rental prices. There are a lot of factors for you to consider as a property investor, which can have a dramatic effect on your budget and ROI. The […]

What should I do with my inspection report??

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Yes, this is a serious question. The very first thing you should do with your report is READ it. Yes, read it. ALL those words, ALL the pages. You do need to understand what it says. If you don’t understand anything – please CALL Andrew so he can explain further. He may also help if […]

Delignification in your roof space.

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Roof maintenance is vital in prolonging the structural integrity of your home. Your roof provides defence for you, your family, and the rest of your home against heat, wind, rain and every other element nature throws at us. Just some of the issues we identify during an interior roof inspection include; water ingress, damage or […]

Ten Questions you need to ask before you book a Building Inspection

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Choosing the right Building Inspector when you’re putting an offer on a house or building your own home, can be the difference between costing or saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You want to be sure you have done everything you can, to avoid a repair or renovation bill for any hidden surprises. […]

Shower Maintenance

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Everyone loves a brand-new shiny shower. The problem is that from the very first use, the new and shiny starts disappearing and over time, the tired and grubby starts creeping in. Some of this is down to cleaning. Noone enjoys cleaning those shower screens but simply drying them down after use goes a long way […]

Property Managers

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Property Managers are often the in-between person, trying to keep a tenant happy in this competitive rental market, yet at the same time save money for a property owner, who is also struggling to keep their investment in the black. Sometimes they need a bit of assistance to help decide when a proper repair may […]

What you need to know about Asbestos

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Do you know where asbestos may be in your home? Andrew from ProConsult Building Inspections offers some practical advice on asbestos, including when it was used in house construction, where you may expect to find it in your home, and why it isn’t always a cause for concern. ProConsult include asbestos inspection as part of […]