Mr Inspector is a qualified building and pest inspection service conducting professional and independent building and pest inspections in Bentleigh.
The above photographs was taken during a recent building inspection in Bentleigh and depicts a leaking chimney.
Upon closer inspection it was ascertained that the chimney capping had dislodged. This is considered a major defect due to the fact that further deterioration may occur to the property due to the leak.
Although considered a major defect, it is quite easy and cheap to repair.
It is important to obtain a qualified building inspector (Diploma of Building Surveying) to assess your potential home prior to purchase so that defects like the one above are rectified as soon as possible. Depending on your contract you may even be able to discuss repairs by the owner prior to purchase.
If you are in the market of purchasing a home in Melbourne we strongly recommend a a thorough and exhaustive building and pest inspection so that you can make an informed decision prior to purchase.