Quite often when arranging a building inspection with the real estate agent selling the property, I am met with a chorus of ‘this is a structural only inspection’ or ‘you can’t use compliance in these inspections.'

In some instances, I understand their frustrations as a contract has already been signed. However, I must still undertake the inspection as per AS4349.1. First, let’s take a quick background look at the buying process out here in the Wild West. An offer is placed on a property, for which…