Reports for building owners are a critical component of our Termite control services.
- There are two types of Termite Inspection Reports.
1.Termite Inspection Report:After completing a "Termite Inspection", Cairns Termite Specialists compiles a comprehensive report. The scope of the report is very wide and covers the property not just the building. Termite activity anywhere on the property is considered to be part of this report.This document contains relevant, well-informed recommendations and forms the basis for treatment strategies, quotations and continuing termite maintenance. This report is issued to the owner/agent only, and cannot be used or relied upon by any third party. This report can not be used for the sale of a property. This includes, the owner,agent or buyer.
2. Timber Pest Inspection Report:A "Timber Pest Report" is the documentation that accompanies a "Pre-purchase Pest Inspection" or "Timber Pest Inspection" pertaining to a property purchase/investment and is supplied to the buyer or legal council only. This document is often required to obtain finance. Also this document is for the buyer only and his/her legal counsel or finance company if directed by the purchaser/legal councel. This report should be aquired before you complete a structural building report.
- In regard to home purchase, you are advised to proceed with a Termite Inspection before a structural report, because if the Termite Inspection is revealing serious negative issues, you may wish to cancel your contract. Thus saving the cost of a structural report.
- A home owner can not aquire either of these documents to sell their home. Nor can an Agent request this report for sale purposes. These reports are not in any way a legal document for third parties.
- You can however have a Termite Inspection carried out prior to selling so that you can be prepared for sale requirements.
- Buyers usually insist on the company of their choice.
- Access is defined as those areas safe to proceed into only.
- Confined spaces are excluded from entry.
- Access is defined by the inspector. His determination of safe is first and final.
- You will have electricity turned off at the discretion of the inspector.
- No persons are to follow the inspector into spaces or up ladders during inspection.
What will a Termite Inspection report tell me?
There are many sections of the report, however the critical points of concern will be listed so that you understand the situation of the property. The report should conclude by outlying some critical factors.
- Termite activity Yes/No
- Outline treatment requirements. If required.
- No active termites. Then list the risk factor on a scale of 1-10 ascending.
- List all high risk regions
- How to apply corrections to high risk areas where possible.
- Advise the home owner on his/her contributions in risk reduction.
- Supply Treatment recommendations proposal.
- Furnish instructions on yearly protection matters.
What will a Tmber Pest Inspection Report Tell Me?
A "Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection" or "Timber Pest Inspection" will appear very similar to the standard "Termite Report" with four main factors very important.
- This is a legal document for the sale of a property.
- This document must be accepted by all parties.
- If the sale does not proceed the document is null and void due to third parties disclaimer.
- This report will advise on termite damage and the likely event of costs being required to correct the structure defects. It will advise that a building engineer be called to acess the damage before you purchase the property.
Below are a few important issues that contribute to the report.
- Any risk factors in regard to possible future termite attack.
- Landscaping and fences are included in these reports. Far to often fences are neglected which are part of the property, and can incur great costs in retification due to decay and termite activity.
- Retaining walls are always mentioned.
- Wood decay is very prominent in the report. ( Conducive condition)
- Storm drainage and any other moisture issues are very high on the notification procedures.
- Incorrect building practices that encourage termites.
- Incorrect building practices that restrict observation/detection of termites.
- You will always be advised on areas not inspected .
- Areas requiring invasive investigation will be noted. You must complete these procedures or sign off on this section before you are able to obtain the full report.