If my report is bad, will you tell me not to buy?
No. Your inspectors goal is to report fairly on the property’s condition. Ultimately the decision to purchase is yours.
What if my report reveals problems?
No property is without its faults. If your inspector reveals defects, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy the property, only that you will know in advance what to expect.
Can a property fail an inspection?
No. A professional inspection is a non-invasive, visual assessment of the property and comparison to other dwellings of a similar type and age that have a reasonable maintenance program in place. It is not a council inspection which verifies compliance to local government legislation. Your inspector will describe the property’s physical condition and what may need repair, including any structural damage and safety issues present at the time of inspection.
How long does it take to receive the written report?
All reports will be sent by email within 12hrs from time of inspection.
How long does an inspection take?
Depending on the property size and type, between 1.5 to 2.5 hrs.
Can I attend the inspection?
You are very welcome to attend the inspection. If you are not able to attend that is fine too (most people don’t). The inspector will talk with you after you have read your report.
What areas of a building does CTP look at?
All accessible areas to the interior, exterior, sub-floor, roof void, garage, granny flats, out buildings and within 30m from the perimeter of the main house, or to the boundary fence.
Does the report have photos of defects?
Yes. All CTP reports have high resolution digital images of defects and other areas of interest.
Can I ring to discuss the report?
100% Yes. In fact it is company policy that reports are discussed with client after they have read them to ensure you have a complete understanding of the report.
How do I receive my report?
All reports are emailed. If you don’t have access to email you can pick up reports from our office, or we can email them to your conveyancer or solicitor, family or friend.
How do I pay for my report?
CTP accepts cash, direct deposit, cheque and money order.
When do I have to pay for my report?
An invoice will be attached with the report. If you could pay for your report the same day, or the day after you receive your report, quoting your name or invoice number for reference, that would be appreciated.
What are your trading hours?
Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm. Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
What areas do you service?
CTP Pest and Building inspections works in the following areas:
- Lake Macquarie
- Hunter Valley
- Port Stephens
- Central Coast
What are your Inspection Terms?
You can read our Pest and Building inspection agreement terms and conditions here.
Do you use thermal imaging cameras?
Yes. This will show up any thermal anomalies that are not perceptible to the human eye, such as water leaks or termite infestation.
How can I obtain a building and pest inspection quote?
Please call Craig on 0402 679 087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can fill out our inspection request form here.