Single Dwelling Rates

Payments:

  • Payments for our services are due after the completion of each inspection stage.
  • We email out our invoice on the day of your inspection, normally between 4 and 5pm.
  • If payment of our invoice is made within 24 hours of your inspection being carried out we offer a $30:00 prompt payment discount off each invoice.
  • If you choose not to take up our prompt payment discount offer, payment of your invoice will be due within 7 days.

We will happily carry out inspections at any stage during the construction of your new home, a one-off Pre Handover inspection or at each and every stage and offer the following rates to help you achieve your desired finish:-

Bundled Inspection Rates:

We strongly recommend that to properly identify the defects that may arise during the construction of your home that you should have at least the four main stages inspected. Concrete Slab Pre Pour, Frame stage, Pre Plaster stage and Pre Handover stage, which in the majority of cases provides the perfect blend between budget and the desired quality and finish you are after in your new home, so to encourage this we offer the following multiple inspection rates:-

Building area up to 400 sq. metres (approx. 43 squares)

Stage Inspections (Bundled) Single Story Double Story
Concrete Slab Pre Pour with Written Report $ 530:00 $ 530:00
Frame Stage Inspection with Written Report $ 480:00 $ 530:00
Pre Plaster Stage Inspection with Written Report $ 500:00 $ 550:00
Pre Handover Inspection with Written Report $ 630:00 $ 680:00

Additional inspections we can also provide for you:-

Fixing/Waterproof Stage Inspection with Written Report $ 550:00 $ 600:00
Maintenance Inspections with Written Report** $ 480:00 $ 530:00

** You must have had a Pre Handover inspection carried out by us to qualify for this pricing.

Building area > 401 up to 510 sq. metres (approx. 55 squares)

Stage Inspections (Bundled) Single Storey Double Storey
Concrete Slab Pre Pour with Written Report $ 580:00 $ 580:00
Frame Stage Inspection with Written Report $ 530:00 $ 580:00
Pre Plaster Stage Inspection with Written Report $ 550:00 $ 600:00
Pre Handover Inspection with Written Report $ 680:00 $ 730:00

Additional inspections we can also provide for you:-

Fixing/Waterproof Stage Inspection with Written Report $ 600:00 $ 660:00
Maintenance Inspections with Written Report** $ 530:00 $ 580:00

** You must have had a Pre Handover inspection carried out by us to qualify for this pricing.

Single Stage Inspection Rates:

If it is only one of the later single one-off inspections you are after then the following rates apply:-

Building area up to 400 sq. metres (approx. 43 squares)

Stage Inspections (Single) Single Story Double Story
Pre Handover Inspection with Written Report $ 680:00 $ 730:00
Maintenance Inspections with Written Report $ 730:00 $ 780:00
Building Dispute Inspection with Written Report – from $ 780:00 $ 830:00

Building area > 401 up to 510 sq. metres (approx. 55 squares)

Stage Inspections (Single) Single Story Double Story
Pre Handover Inspection with Written Report $ 730:00 $ 780:00
Maintenance Inspections with Written Report $ 780:00 $ 830:00
Building Dispute Inspection with Written Report – from $ 830:00 $ 880:00

Other Services and Inspections

Services & Inspection Types Single or Double Story
Pre Contract Documentation Review $530:00
Re Inspection of items identified in a previous report
Incudes an updated report on the status of all items from the original report
$ 360:00
Site Meetings
Incudes 1 hour on site, does not include the preparation or review of further documentation after the meeting
$ 360:00

Pre Settlement Inspections with Written Reports:-

Apartments and Units up to 150 sq. metres $ 530:00
Townhouses up to 200 sq. metres
(For properties within a Complex or sharing a common wall)
$ 530:00
Extensions & Renovations – p.o.a from
(For properties within a Complex or sharing a common wall)
$ 530:00
Standard Hourly Rate – per hour $ 180:00 per Hour
VCAT/Legal Hourly Rate – per hour $ 220:00 per Hour

Conditions our pricing rates are provided subject to:

a) All of our prices are inclusive of GST.

b) Prices are current for all jobs with an initial inspection commencing prior to 1 January 2016.

c)  All inspections come with a fully detailed written report normally delivered within 1-3 business days.

d) Inspection rates cover a single visual inspection of the works carried out by your builder up to the time of our attendance. They cover a once only site inspection/attendance and our fully detailed written report. They do not include or cover any further inspections, re-inspections, site meetings; additional written correspondence or email review, responses, or replies.

e) Additional work carried out by us including our attendance to re-inspections; site meetings; the review of correspondence from your builder; the preparation of additional correspondence to yourself for your builder etc. will be charged for at $ 180:00 per hour.

f)  Building area include Garages, Porches, Balconies, Alfresco’s and the like.

g) All of our site inspections, reports, correspondence and advice, whether written or verbal, are carried out and provided subject to the limitations and exclusions detailed in our standard terms and conditions that are set out within the Sample Reports provided on this web site.

h) As the intention of our service is to identify defects as they arise during the building process, a form of preventative maintenance, we do not allow for the additional time and expense to produce our Stage Inspection reports in accordance with Practice Note 2 under Section 158 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (VCAT PN2). Therefore, in the unlikely event that your matter proceeds to VCAT an additional addendum will have to be prepared and attached to your report, the cost of which is in addition to the initial fee charged.

i)   Attendances to VCAT Mediations; Compulsory Conferences; Hearings and Views carry a minimum 5 hour charge per half day.

j)   Out prompt payment discount is not offered or available on any hourly rate work.

k) We reserve our right to review these rates periodically, however current rates will be held for jobs in progress.