How Much Does A 137b Inspection Cost?

If you’re asking this question, then you’re no doubt in the process of arranging a 137B Owner Builder Defects Report in preparation to sell your home. The Building Act 1993 Section 137B stipulates that if an owner builder is selling a property where construction works took place within the last six years and six months, they must first obtain a 137B Owner Builder Defects Report.

These inspections (and the accompanying report) can only be carried out by registered building inspectors or surveyors, builders, architects, structural engineers and drafts persons engaged in the building industry.

Whether your entire home is less than 6.5 years old or you’ve simply built a carport, decking area, garage or some form of home extension in that time, the 137B inspection and report is a legal requirement before sale. Property owners tend to ask how much it costs, followed by how long it takes.

What’s the cost of a 137B Owner Builders Defects Inspection & Report?

We’ll cut to the chase – at Solid Start Property Inspections, our 137B inspections start at $390. However, the total cost ultimately depends on the amount of owner builder works that have been completed. 

Rest assured, we’ll provide you with an upfront quote for free, without commitment – this ensures you know exactly where you stand before we proceed with the inspection and report.

Solid Start Property Inspections is able to provide 137B Owner Builder Defects reports anywhere in Melbourne with a 24-hour turnaround – this is remarkably fast in comparison to other property inspection services. The other advantage of choosing us for your inspection is that our reports comply with your insurance and conveyancing requirements, and you’ll be able to obtain owner builder warranty insurance.

Ready for your free, no-obligation quote?

To arrange a no-fuss 137B inspection from an experienced professional, please don’t hesitate to contact us.