FAQs

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Why choose Building and Construction Reports?

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The old sayings are quite true "You get what you pay for" and "If you pay peanuts you will get monkeys".
If you choose Building and Construction Reports you will get quality service and a quality comprehensive report.

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What puts Building and Construction Reports above the others?

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We are committed to excellence - and we have years of experience as well as a well proven track record.

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How much will it cost?

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At most times this is an impossible question to answer as there are a number of variable conditions that will affect the answer, such as:

How many defects (known and unknown) exist?
How hard does the other side intend to fight?
Have the parties drawn battle lines or are they prepared to negotiate?
Is the other sides consultant realistic in his report preparation and his understanding of the defects?
So we charge an initial site visit cost of $770 inc GST in the Sydney Metro area for the first hour. Thereafter $390 ph inc GST

Also make sure that whoever you are speaking to when choosing your report company or inspector is adequately qualified and has experience.Make sure that they are members of accredited organisations such as the Institute of Building Consultants (IBC) or the Master Builders Association (MBA). Ask if they have Professional Indemnity Insurance as well as Public Liability Insurance. If in doubt ask to see current copies of the policy. So be careful - numerous constultants are not correctly qualified nor are they insured.

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Why choose Building and Construction Reports for your Litigation or Defects report?

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If you are a home owner or a construction contractor and think you have a problem with your contract, you probably do have one! Do NOT delay in seeking advice! The problem only gets worse.

It is important to correctly document your position and record the facts especially if work is progressing, or defects may get "built in". Don't put off thinking the problem will go away.

So be careful - you should also be prepared that if your matter cannot be settled that you may end up in court or in the Consumer Traders and Tenancy Tribunal and your case will hinge on the quality and thoroughness of your records and reports.

When choosing a consultant you should consider their qualifications or Curriculum Vitae and their expertise. Also, if possible, when speaking to them try to assess what they would be like when giving evidence to the Court or the Tribunal in the Witness Box, or what they would be like negotiating on your behalf with the other side's expert.

To change consultants part way through is a costly matter. Be wise and choose correctly at the beginning. A consultant who charges below market rate generally does so for a reason!