A. Unless otherwise specified in section 10, the Report is limited to those areas and sections of the Property fully accessible and visible to the inspector on the date of inspection.
i. No destructive measures are taken in the process of the Inspection.
ii. The Inspection does not include breaking apart, dismantling, removing or moving objects including, but not limited to, foliage, mouldings, floor or wall coverings, sidings, ceilings, floors, furnishings, appliances or personal possessions.
iii. The Inspector cannot see inside walls, between floors, inside roofing or eaves, behind stored goods in cupboards, or other areas that are concealed or obstructed.
iv. The inspector does not dig, gouge, force or perform any invasive procedures.
v. In an occupied property it must be understood that furnishings or household items may conceal defects which may only be revealed when the items are removed.
vi. No Inspection is inferred for any object, structure or fitting that cannot be clearly observed from ground level.
B. Nothing contained in the Report implies that any inaccessible, partly inaccessible or obscured area of the property is free from defects.
C. No responsibility can be accepted for defects which are latent or otherwise not reasonably detected on a visual inspection without interference with or removal of any of the structure including fixtures or fittings within the building.
D. You agree that we cannot accept any liability for our failure to report a defect concealed, blocked or covered by furniture, fittings and/or occupant possessions at the time of inspection and you agree to indemnify us against any third-party claim arising from any failure to find such concealed defects.
E. Balcony, deck and veranda inspections are limited by the scope of the standard Report. We are not and do not purport to be experts in the field of construction and structural engineering. Where there are any concerns about balcony, deck or veranda constructions, it is highly recommended that they are inspected by a structural engineer to verify integrity, design and compliance.
F. The standard Report includes inspection for the presence/absence of safety glass in high-risk slip, trip and fall situations although we are not and do not purport to be experts in this field. It is highly recommended that all glass situated in high-risk situations be inspected by a qualified glazier.
G. The Report cannot make informed comment upon hazards or defects that may be subject to the prevailing weather and light conditions including but not limited to the adequacy of lighting, the potential for slipping on wet exterior surfaces or sources of leakage and moisture.
H. The Inspection does not look for or report on Timber Pest Activity unless an AS4349.3-2010 Timber Pest Inspection is specifically ordered and noted on the front page of the Report.
I. The Inspection is not a Building Inspection and does not look for general building issues. If required or recommended, you should order an AS 4349.1-2007 Building Inspection by a qualified, licensed and insured Building Inspector.
J. The Inspection is not a Bushfire Hazard assessment. If the property is in a Bushfire Zone you should have an inspection carried out in accordance with AS 3959 for buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas.
K. The Report is not a compliance report for building regulations such as the National Construction Code, Building Code of Australia, State or local regulations. The property is taken to have complied with all applicable building codes and regulations at the time of construction and to have maintained compliance with any subsequent modification or addition. You agree that we cannot accept any liability for any non-compliance of the building to all applicable building regulations at the time of inspection.
L. ASBESTOS: The Property is not inspected for asbestos (including Magnesite). If asbestos or materials containing asbestos happens to be noticed, then this may be noted in the Inspectors Notes. Advice should be sought from an Asbestos expert.
M. LEAD PAINTS: No attempt is made to ascertain whether lead paints are present. Investigation requires the paint to be disturbed whereby special precautions are needed.
N. If the Report recommends another type of inspection or investigation, then you should do this within a reasonable time period based on the severity of the item raised. If you fail to follow our recommendations, then you agree and accept that you may face penalties or suffer a financial loss and indemnify us against all losses that you incur resulting from your failure to act on our advice.
O. Any quoting information, measurements and images provided in the Report are provided as an aid only to determine the possible costs of rectification and are not purported to be the sole information source required to determine costs. We accept no liability for any estimates based on information provided in the Report.
P. Any recommendations for specific trades, skills or qualifications in the Report are provided as an aid only to enable further investigation or repair arrangements to be made and are not purported to be the sole or necessary trades, skills or qualifications required to effect repairs. We accept no liability for any services provided by third parties based on information provided in the Report.
Q. Reports denoted as Sample or Promotional on the cover page or within the document body are for illustration purposes only. These reports may not be fully representative of the standard Inspection or Report process and are provided without warranty. Such reports must not be relied upon for any particular purpose, and we accept no liability for their content or accuracy.