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Property Inspections Launceston

Thank you for visiting Tasmanian Property and Home Inspections. Although we offer a range of services, we specialise in providing building inspection in the Launceston greater region.

We have over 36 years’ experience in the property and construction industry and as such, we feel that we are the perfect company to address your needs and requirements. We like to believe that we make things as easy as possible for our clients and that’s why our motto is:

“Give us the address, we do the rest!”

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Why Use Us?

  • Over 36 years experience in the industry
  • Flat fee of $400 (Launceston Greater Region)
  • Same day inspection and report
  • Easy to understand report

Tasmanian Property and Home Inspections offer a high quality, honest service and are a fully State Government Accredited Building Practitioner. Our services in Launceston are extremely competitively priced and for our modest fee, we will guarantee you the peace of mind and full confidence that you are having an industry professional inspecting your potential new home or investment property.

We strive to ensure that all reports are completed on the day of inspection and being totally independent, we have no association or links with any other franchises or corporations. Our building inspections are totally unbiased and will be completely honest and accurate. The service we provide is personal and friendly putting you completely at ease and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have or address any concerns. You can be certain that the service you receive will be 100% professional.

As we are a locally owned, family operated business we have a great deal of pride in what we do and as we have been self-employed since 1982, we are confident that our clients have complete trust in our services. You can check our relevant qualification in the about us section.

Finally, remember – we work for you, not the seller or the agent. We give an honest assessment of the property, in an affordable, fast and easy to understand report.

What We Check

We always conduct a full and professional inspection of your dwelling. This involves checking the road frontage visage of the property, both the interior and exterior of the property including any yard that it may have. As standard procedure for our property inspections, we will of course assess the general appearance and condition of the property an give a full and honest assessment of its current condition in our report.

After we have conducted our building inspection we will write a comprehensive report on the condition of the property, highlighting any areas that may have caused concern. This will include references to the visual inspection conducted by our building inspector, which includes the checking of taps. We endeavor to get our reports completed on the date of inspection and in the vast majority of cases we achieve this.

Our building inspections are focused on Launceston although we do offer state wide coverage. If your property is outside Greater Launceston we charge a standard travelling fee of $1.50/km.

Receive a prompt, affordable property report with no hidden charges for a flat fee of just $400.

About Us

We are a locally owned family business having decades of experience in the local cottage building industry, with direct family involvement in Launceston’s building trades dating back to the 1830’s. Nowadays, we focus more on building inspections in Launceston and see this as our primary role within the community.

Our owner and property inspector Brent Milner has actually been involved in our local building industry since 1982, primality building new homes. Brent has years’ of renovation building and maintenance under his belt and therefore, not much escapes his eye. We believe that as the building industry is constantly evolving with new techniques and materials that further formal training is also a part of our requirements, not just experience on site.

Brent (the business owner and inspector) has the following relevant qualifications:

  • Building Industry Professional since 1982
  • Fully Accredited and Insured Licenced Building Practitioner
  • State Government Recognised Carpenter and Joiner
  • Certificate III Building and Construction holder
  • Certificate IV Building and Construction holder
  • Australia Wide OHS Construction Induction Card Holder
  • Full financial member of the HIA

With ongoing further relevant education including:

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (on going)

Brent has been involved with Spec building, multiple personal property sales, contract building, Renovations, subdivisions, property inspections and maintenance for an extended period of time. He is therefore fully aware of issues and problem areas that can arise with dwellings.

What You Need to Know About Building Inspections

It is important that you know as much as possible about the condition of a property before you decide to proceed with the purchase. The best way to achieve this is by getting a pre-purchase building inspection carried out on the property and if you are in Launceston, we are just the people to do this on your behalf.

Any building inspection, whether it be a pre-purchase inspection or any other is designed to inform the client of defects or potential defects with a property. This may be cracking due to subsidence or other movement, damp or other issues such as problems with the roof. This type of inspection should always be carried out by a fully qualified, professional building inspector with several years’ experience.

An important point that you should also note is that a building inspection is very different from a ‘pest inspection’ report which will look for, amongst other things, terminate infestations. We strongly recommend that you get this report commissioned in addition to a building inspection.

One of the most common questions that we face is, “Why do I need a building inspection?”. The answer is quite simple, a building inspection will let you know of any problems well in advance of any purchase. This information can be used to negotiate a better a deal or, in extreme, cases it gives you the opportunity to walk away.

When you have a building inspection carried out on a property in Launceston, you will be issued with a full, easy to understand report that we clearly identify any areas of concern. In some cases, photographs will be included to illustrate and further clarify points of concern but regardless it will be fully compliant with State Government standards. This is why employing the right people to conduct the inspection is essential.

As we mentioned earlier, any property inspector worth their salt will conduct a full inspection of the interior and exterior of the property. This will include roof space, under floors and inspections of any outdoor areas such as yards. In some cases, clients may have a particular concern that they wish to raise and if this is the case, you should always let Brent know prior to the inspection commencing.

In addition to understanding what points are covered in a report, it is also important to understand what areas may not be covered by your building inspection. For example, some parts of the property may not have been able to be inspected or some matters may be beyond the remit of Brent’s expertise. Also, estimates regarding repair costs will not be included, nor will minor defects and, as mentioned, pest detection.

Of course, it is important to remember that some issues may be affected by external factors such as the weather on the day of the inspection. Also, some disreputable individuals may make conscious efforts to hide defects and this may mislead the inspector. Remember, the report should be used for guidance and should not be relied upon to make a final judgement on the purchase of the property – it is merely a tool to assist with this process.

Receive a prompt, affordable property report with no hidden charges for a flat fee of just $400.