As the seller of a property in the ACT, you are required to provide a pre-sale building and compliance inspection report, pest inspection report and an Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) Statement. We offer a Seller’s Package, which includes the full range of reports needed to sell your home.
These reports will be attached to your contract of sale.
As the seller of a unit or apartment (Class A dwelling) in the ACT, you are only required to provide an Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) Statement. Townhouses are generally not considered a Class A dwelling and will usually require the full set of 4 reports as described above.
The Standard ACT Sellers Package has approximately a total 5-8 day turnaround from the time of booking. We need to request a Conveyancing Pack from the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) which usually takes 3-4 working days for us to receive. The inspector needs these documents from ACTPLA in order to do the inspection. The final reports will be completed within 1-2 working days after the inspection has taken place, and will be released to you, your real estate agent and your solicitor after confirmation payment has been received.
If you require the reports be done urgently we offer an Express ACT Sellers Package where we request a Fast Track Conveyancing Pack from ACTPLA which incurs an extra fee. This speeds up the total turnaround to approximately 2-3 days.
The entire cost will be reimbursed to you by the buyer upon sale, unless you choose the Express ACT Sellers Package. In this case the standard price will be reimbursed, although you will be liable for the extra fees incurred for the Fast Track Conveyancing Pack from ACTPLA.
All ACT building reports are only valid for 180 days (approx 6 months) from the date of inspection, as legislated by the ACT Government. Expired reports can be used during marketing if your property has not sold within the 6 months. Then when you have secured a buyer you will need to arrange a re-inspection and updated reports.
We offer an update service for expired reports at a discounted price.
This service is only available for reports done previously by Homebuyers Inspections. Where no alterations have been made to the property and a re-inspection is done within 12 months of the previous reports.
If any new work has been undertaken since the time of the original inspection then we will need to order a new Conveyancing Pack from ACTPLA, and a new inspection will be required.
It is a legal requirement that your property has been continuously marketed in order to be eligible for a re-inspection/update. If your property has been taken off the market you will need to book a Standard Inspection.
A typical house inspection will take approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the house. The inspector needs access to both outside and inside the property. If you are not able to be at the property at the time of inspection we can make arrangements through your real estate agent.
The report will be emailed to you using the email address you provide us at the time of booking. Under normal circumstances the report will also be emailed to your real estate agent and your solicitor if we have these details. If you do not wish for us to send the report to your agent and solicitor, please let us know at or before the inspection.