When looking for your next property, its important to pay attention to these clues that suggest that all may not be what it seems.
Look out for:
- Stress cracking on internal wall coverings: usually near doors & windows (weak points);
- External walls: vertical, horizontal and step cracking on external walls or signs of repair;
- Floor level: falling towards load-bearing walls.
These are all signs that could lead to serious issues.
Images below are from a recent property inspection showing damaged floor bearer, inadequate packing & packing materials, inadequate stumps, list goes on and on….
Rectify building structure usually cost a lot more than little cosmetic issues in the building!!!
To make sure you know exactly what you’re buying, its important to get any property you are interested in checked out by the professionals.