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Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Scope of Works & Agreement to comply with the current Australian Standard AS4349.1–2007.


The Inspection will be carried out in accordance with AS4349.1-2OO7. The purpose of the inspection is to provide advice to a prospective purchaser regarding the condition of the property at the date and time of inspection. Areas for Inspection shall cover all safe and accessible areas.

The inspection shall comprise a visual assessment of the items listed in below. Subject to safe and reasonable access the Inspection will normally report on the condition of each of the following areas:

  • The Site
  • The interior
  • The roof void
  • The roof exterior
  • The exterior
  • The sub-floor

The inspector will report individually on Major Defects and Safety Hazards-evident and visible on the date and time of the inspection. The report will also provide a general assessment of the property and collectively comment on Minor Defects which would form a normal part of property maintenance.

Where a Major Defect has been identified, the inspector will give an opinion as to why it is a major defect and specify its location.


The Client acknowledges that the Report does not cover or deal with:

  • solving or providing costs for any rectification or repair work;
  • the structural design or adequacy of any element of construction;
  • detection of wood destroying insects such as termites and wood borers; Building Report Only
  • the operation of fireplaces and chimneys;
  • any services including building, engineering (electronic), fire and smoke detection or mechanical;
  • lighting or energy efficiency;
  • any swimming pools and associated pool equipment or spa baths and spa equipment or the like; including pool fence compliance;
  • whether the building complies with the provisions of any building Act, Codes, Regulation(s) or By-Laws;
  • whether the ground on which the building rests has been filled, is liable to subside, swell or shrink, is subject to landslip, earthquakes or tidal inundation, or if it is flood prone; and
  • any appliances such as dishwashers, insinkerators, ovens, stoves, ducted vacuum systems, garage door openers; working order of hot water tank;
  • a review of occupational, health or safety issues such as asbestos content, the provision of safety glass or the use of lead based paints;
  • a review of environmental or health or biological risks such as toxic mould;
  • in the case of strata and company title properties, the inspection of common property areas or strata/company records.

Any of the above matters may be the subject of a special-purpose inspection report, which is adequately specified and undertaken by an appropriately qualified inspector.

Safe and Reasonable access

The extent of accessible areas shall be determined by the inspector at the time of inspection, based on the conditions encountered at the time of inspection. The inspector shall also determine whether the sufficient space is available to allow safe access.

The inspection shall include only accessible areas and areas that are within the inspector’s line of sight and close enough to enable reasonable appraisal.

Man hole access must be at least 400mm x 500mm.

The inspector shall inspect an elevated area only where-

  • it is at a height at which safe reasonable access is available, or where safe and reasonable access is otherwise available; or
  • an unobstructed line of sight is present from a safe use of a 3.6m ladder and the building elements present are close enough to allow appraisal.

NOTE: ‘elevated area’ includes the roof, roof space, crawl space, landing feature, and the like, generally elevated above the ground and not intended for normal use by occupants.

NOTE: reasonable access does not include the cutting of access holes or the removal of screws and bolts or any other fastenings or sealants to access covers.

The Client agrees to pay RM Direct Inspect the full fee as stipulated for the inspection/s prior to the report or any verbal information in relation to the report being given to the client.

Cancellation fees will be charged if the inspection is cancelled by the client or client’s representatives within a 12 hour period prior to the confirmed inspection date. Cancellation fees are 50% of the nominated inspection fee.



  • The client has the right to attend the inspection
  • The client shall inform the consultant in writing if someone other than themselves is acting on the client’s behalf.
  • The Consultants written report is for the client’s purpose only.
  • Refer to Australian Standard AS4349.1-2007

Client Acceptance:

I/We, the undersigned, have read the above and agree to the terms and conditions. We further agree that the receipt by me/us of the above by the way of mail or electronic means acknowledge my/our acceptance of the terms and conditions.