Specialty Inspections / Reports
Expert Witness for court appearances | Mediation/ Disputes Resolution
Our Building Consultants/Inspectors hold a ‘Completed Residential Building Inspection’ licence.
A completed building inspection, including an inspection and preparation of a report in accordance with AS4349.1 ‘Inspection of Buildings – Property Inspections – Residential Buildings’.
NOTE: This licence class relates to Class 1a and 10 buildings only
The class is not limited to pre-purchase inspections, but also includes reports prepared by building consultants on a completed residential building that relates to whether the completed building work complies with the Building Code of Australia, relevant Australian Standards, manufacturer’s recommendations or good building practice. The consultants report may be used, for example, in Court or Tribunal proceedings, litigation, tender preparation or other general
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K-Spec Building Consultants can provide expert building reports as a part of the litigation support process for matters, which are before the Tribunals and Courts, such as the Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) in Queensland and the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) in NSW.
When complete these specialty inspection reports cover building defects, which can be claimed against a building contractor. These defects are many and varied and can include sub-standard work, dampness, termite damage, excessive deflections and cracking within a building, leaking showers, Occupational Health & Safety issue and subsidence just to name a few.
We can also provide this service to the building contractor where an unreasonable building claim is lodged against them or their company in the Tribunal.
All defects must be substantiated using the Building Code of Australia, as well as various Australian Standards, which cover the construction of the building.
The Tribunal and Courts require reports to be completed in a detailed format so that the actual defect can be substantiated or assessed. The claims before the Court or Tribunal can be either a single item or multiple defects. Apart from the Building Code of Australia and various Australian Standards, other product documents such as manufacturer’s specifications can also be referenced in these reports and during the proceedings.
K-Spec Building Consultants have experience in dealing with such matters and our Inspectors have appeared previous cases before both QCAT and the CTTT.
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