I started life as a carpenter, did my apprenticeship the worked for years as a carpenter so I know how and why a home is put together the way it is.
Then I progressed onto becoming a builder and acquired the knowledge over time how to from the foundations up build a house correctly that would stand the test of time.
Then I re-studied and re-trained a few years ago and now…
I am one of those qualified Building Inspectors registered with the VBA and after doing approx 2500 mandatory inspections I have the experience it takes to not only inspect a property and recognize minor and possibly major defects, but be able to diagnose where and why they have occurred.
Also, only a Building Inspector registered with the VBA is legally allowed to do the 137B owner builder defects reports.
So again guys I say,
It is important when ordering a building inspection you really need to use a fully qualified, well trained and experienced inspector.
The cost of an inspection from an experienced and qualified inspector and a let’s say a “less qualified” consultant will be basically the same.
So I suggest that you do a little homework when you’re looking for a building inspector check their qualifications, experience and are they fully insured?
And if that building inspector happens to be me you’d like to hire great !
But if not I help the information I have provided helps you find yourself one of the good experienced building inspectors out there.
Good Luck with your buying or selling 🙂