Property inspections

Our survey found the quality of inspections is highly variable, and relying on a misleading inspection could see you out of pocket for tens, and even hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

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A house is the single largest purchase many of us will ever make. Paying for a building inspection before you buy might put your mind at ease. However, the poor quality of some property reports in our investigation floored us.

Our investigation

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Results

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Problem area: sellers’ reports

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