Making Compliance & Inspections
Easier For You
Making Compliance & Inspections
Easier For You
APM Solutions is a locally owned and operated company, servicing Brisbane and South East Queensland including Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Delivering the best possible service for our clients is of utmost importance to all aspects of our business.
We pride ourselves on delivering a range of timely, quality services at an affordable price.
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BUILDING & PEST
Whether you’re buying or selling a property, building and pest inspections are crucial parts of the process.
If you own a property in Queensland, by law, you should have at least one smoke alarm installed.
PEST & TERMITE
Unfortunately, pests and termites are a fact of life, regardless of what type of home you live in.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a building and pest inspection?
The building and pest inspection is a non-invasive, visual inspection of the property used to provide advice regarding the structural integrity and overall condition of the site.
How long does a building and pest inspection take?
A standard building and pest inspection takes roughly 45mins to complete. However, this is dependent on a wide range of factors. These include, the size of the home, number of inspectors, landscape and amount of furniture. For example, an empty house that is vacant before sale with 2 inspectors conducting the inspection might only take 30mins in contrast to an acreage property that could take an hour or more. If you have an acreage, we make sure to check the house and everything within a 50m radius of the house.
If I am selling my home, do I need to do a building and pest inspection?
It’s commonly thought that only buyer’s need to worry about getting building and pest inspections done, however, a if you are seeking to sell your home have a building and pest report ready to show potential buyers can actually increase their confidence in purchasing.
The purpose of a safety report is to provide you with the opportunity to mitigate any existing risks. By identifying all potential risks you have an excellent opportunity to significantly reduce the likelihood that a time consuming and stressful claim is made against you. In addition, if the injury is deemed to be caused by an issue that should have been addressed, even if the owner was unaware of it, then the property insurer may have an exclusion clause in their policy. Owners should check their insurance policy’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Simply put, having this report done merely materialises most of the hidden existing risks you are currently exposed to, and enables you to further protect yourself in an extremely cost-effective way.
Our fully qualified senior inspector, inspect your property for 16 different safety hazards and over 100 issues, including the compliance of smoke alarms, safety switch operation, electrical hazards, glass hazards and many other issues such as slip, trip and fall hazards. A safety report is about the landlord’s and Property Manager’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for the tenant. During the inspection, areas of concern are recorded and photos taken to record the issues and to help with repair quotes.
What is the difference between a condition report the property manager conducts compared to a safety report?
A safety report is designed to ensure the home environment is safe to live in and helps you mitigate your risk.
Property Managers list and track all activities related to a property including inspections, actions, event logs, quote sheets, reminders and notifications as well as quotes, jobs and expense approved for the property.
Is a safety report the same as a building inspection?
No. Building reports often partially cover some safety issues however they are completed to advise you of the structural integrity of the building at the time of inspection and compliance issues in relation to building standards for when the property was constructed. A safety report is designed to ensure the home environment is safe to live in and helps you mitigate your risk.
Will this protect me from any claims?
The purpose of the residential safety inspection is to mitigate the risk of personal injury claims. It offers guidance to lower the risks although cannot remove the risks entirely. At the moment, there is no Australian Standard for residential safety inspections and until a standard is established we believe our inspections would be considered ‘Best Practise’ for this type of service at this time in history.
Do I need to rectify any issues found from the report?
Any significant items would be necessary under state or national regulations irrespective of how they are identified. Safety hazards are frequently low cost to rectify and the property managers arrange quotes for easy comparisons and lower cost repairs.
Will I be able to speak to the inspector to discuss what action is required?
Yes – The inspector will be available to discuss any issues in the report.
How long will it take to receive the report?
As soon as the inspector completes the on-site inspection the report is automatically produced and you are notified by email.
How long will the inspection take?
The time taken on the property will vary depending upon the size of the property and the level of magnitude of any issues. The inspector is usually on-site for between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours.
If you have a question that has not been answered here, feel free to contact APM Solutions directly at (07) 3828 2020 or put in an enquiry here.
What happens during a building and pest inspection?
What happens if there is structural damage found?
What is included in a safety report?
Why do I need a safety report?
My property is not that old, do I need a safety report?
How long will the report be valid for?
Will my property manager receive a copy of the report?
How will I know what actions need to be taken after the report is completed?
What are the qualifications of the inspector?
- Has nationally recognised qualifications in Building with at least Low Rise, Carpentry and/or a Building Inspection diploma/certification.
- Completed and clear a national police check.
- Completed Residential Building Inspection License
- Completed Termite Management – Chemical License
- Completed Certificate IV in Work Place Health and Safety
- Completed Pool Certification Certificate
“He was awesome really thorough and explained everything in detail!”
Keith Willis Moorooka
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Easier For You
APM takes the stress out of buying, selling or leasing by providing hassle-free inspections solutions. Using the latest technology, reports including photos and videos are available immediately after the inspection is completed.
Our key focus is on delivering service on time, every time.
We service Brisbane & South East Queensland, including Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Toowoomba.
Our Goal is Simple: Making the process of Builiding & Pest inspections and Smoke Alarm Compliance easier for you
Automatically generated report. No waiting. No delay. No hassles
No compromise on compliance. Your family safety comes first!
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