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You Need The Proper Licence To Perform Any Repairs, And This Coorparoo Home Shows Why

 by Gavin Godfrey

16 Jun 2021

Being able to repair your own goods is a great life skill that can save you considerable money over time. However, you're not able to do everything yourself due to the laws and regulations around some work, like performing maintenance on your home, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Unfortunately, this inspection in Coorparoo was an excellent reminder of exactly that.

With the high moisture content present in bathrooms, these spaces can quickly draw the attention of termites. When we arrived, we immediately noticed signs of extensive termite damage to the roof above the bathroom, but what we saw within the roof space suggested a much more serious situation was at hand.

Throughout the ceiling space, we were able to spot makeshift repairs that had been cobbled together, likely by either the owner or an unlicensed associate. This was evidently not licensed work based entirely on the quality of the repairs, which failed to provide a substantial benefit to the property as the roof was still unstable and the ceiling was still sagging down into the home below.

We were able to trace the path of the termites from the wall cavity into the roof space by looking at the top-plates, which showed evidence of extensive damage. Ultimately, the unlicensed nature of this work did necessitate that professional repairs would need to be undertaken, and we informed our clients of that fact.

Armed with their knowledge of the state of the home, our clients entered negotiations with the property owner, seeking a reduction in the price of the sale to account for the professional repairs that would be needed. When last we spoke to the client, those negotiations were still underway, and we wish them luck in their endeavours. If you need a building inspection in Brisbane, you can reach out to our team on 0416 291 179.

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