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POOL INSPECTOR SOUTH EAST QLD


TERMS OF AGREEMENT-


COMPLETED BUILDING INSPECTIONS AS4349.1-2007

(This agreement complies with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000)


INFORMATION STATEMENT

The client has the right to attend the inspection.

The client shall inform ANP Building Services in writing if someone other than themselves is acting on the client’s behalf.

                     The inspector’s written report is for the client’s purpose only. 

   The client will be responsible for the following:

Provide full, complete unrestricted and safe access to all areas of the site
All animals on site are to be restrained or locked up and not to present a danger to the Inspector or other authorised persons for the purpose of the inspection
Provision of keys and permission of tenants for inspection purposes
Provide any other relevant information that may assist or hinder the Inspector in the course of carrying out the inspection and completing the standard property report in accordance with AS4349.1-2007 
     

PURPOSE OF INSPECTION
The purpose of the inspection is to provide advice to a prospective purchaser or other interested party regarding the condition of the property at the time of inspection.

Where the client or other interested party requires only assessment of the structure of the property, the scope and purpose of the inspection shall be limited to that described in Appendix A

SCOPE OF INSPECTION
The inspection shall comprise visual assessment of the property to identify major defects and to form an opinion regarding the general condition of the property at the time of inspection.

Where the client or other interested party requires only assessment of the structure of the property, the scope and purpose of the inspection shall be limited to that described in Appendix A

The building shall be compared with a building that was constructed in accordance with the generally accepted practice at the time of construction and which has been maintained such that there has been no significant loss of strength and serviceability.

A report prepared in accordance with this Standard is not intended as a certificate of compliance of the property within the requirements of any Act, regulation, ordinance, local law or by-law, or, as a warranty or an insurance policy against problems developing with the building in the future.

Unless stated otherwise, this report assumes that the existing use of the building will continue.

Minor faults or defects are common to most properties and may include minor blemishes, corrosion, cracking, weathering, general deterioration, unevenness, and physical damage to materials and finishes and are not included in this report.

This report is based on the prevailing weather conditions at time of inspection and prolonged periods of wet or dry weather could cause structural changes which may not yet be evident.

 The inspection may be limited to areas with reasonable access and subject to Workplace Health & Safety Standards.

Weather conditions may also prohibit or limit inspections.

Identification of asbestos, hazardous materials or toxic mould identification is not included in the report


AREAS INCUDED IN INSPECTION
A visual assessment of the condition of the following areas as necessary with reasonable access:
The interior of the building
The exterior of the building
The roof space
The sub-floor space
The roof exterior
The property within 30m of the building subject to inspection
Building elements to be inspected in the nominated areas shall be in accordance with Appendix C.

ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM INSPECTION
Any areas without reasonable access as defined by AS4349.0 Clause  3.2.1:


-       Areas obstructed by fixed or unfixed furniture; cladding; BBQ’s; plants, soil or mulch; stored goods, or any other obstructions


-       Areas described in AS4349.1-2007. Appendix D:

        * Footings below ground. Concealed damp-proof course

        * Electrical installations, operation of smoke detectors, light switches and fittings, TV, sound and   communications and security systems, and residual current devises.

        * Concealed plumbing, adequacy of roof drainage as installed, gas fittings and fixtures.

        * Air Conditioning, alarm systems, intercom systems, automatic garage door mechanisms

         * Swimming pools and associated equipment, other mechanical or electrical equipment (such as gates, inclinators) 

         * The operation of fireplaces and solid fuel heaters, including chimneys and flues.

         * Appliances including dishwashers, insinkerators, ovens, ducted vacuum systems

         * Paint coatings, except external protective coatings, soft floor coverings.

         * Health hazards (e.g., allergies, soil toxicity, lead content, radon, presence of asbestos or urea formaldehyde).

         * Timber and metal framing sizes and adequacy, concealed tie-downs and bracing.

          * Timber pest activity, soil conditions, control joints, Insulation

          * Sustainable development provisions, energy efficiency, lighting efficiency

          * Concealed framing-timbers or any areas concealed by wall linings/sidings.

          * Landscaping, rubbish, stored items, furniture and accessories floor cover

.         * Environmental matters (e.g., BASIX, water tanks, BCA Environmental Provisions).


GENERAL
For the purpose of a standard property report the consultant will inspect those parts of the residential building to which reasonable access is allowed or permitted, together with any such additional parts of the site as may be requested.


A visual non-invasive inspection will include an assessment of the condition of each of the areas listed in Inclusions as necessary, for the completion of the standard property report specified in AS 4349.1-2007

The building report should not be seen as an all-encompassing report dealing with a building from every aspect. Rather it should be seen as a reasonable attempt to identify any significant defects visible at the time of inspection. Whether or a defect should be regarded as significant, depends to a large extent upon the age and type of the building being inspected

 This Inspection does not include a Pest Inspection and it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that a Pest Inspection is undertaken by a suitably qualified inspector.

Estimating the cost of remedying defects is not included in a standard property report.

 For Strata and Company title properties the inspection will be in accordance with Appendix B. The inspection will be for the individual unit and not for any areas regarded as Common Property unless otherwise requested, and would be the subject of a Special Purpose Property Report.

THE SITE
 The person requesting the inspection should identify any items and areas on the site which they want to be inspected for defects in addition to the items listed in Inclusions above which form part of the standard property inspection. Items, which are in addition to the following list, may fall within the scope of a special-purpose inspection report:

a) Car accommodation, detached laundry, ablution facilities and garden sheds

b) Small retaining walls (i.e. non-structural)

c) Paths and driveways

d) Steps

e) Fencing

f) Surface water drainage

g) Stormwater runoff



ACCESS as defined by AS4349.0 Clause 3.2.1:


“The inspector shall inspect accessible areas included in the scope of inspection.

The inspector shall not enter or inspect areas where safe unobstructed access is not available. The extent of accessible areas, as defined by the presence of safe and reasonable access, shall be determined by the inspector, based on the conditions encountered at the time of inspection.

An elevated area is not deemed to be an accessible area unless it is within the scope of inspection and safe and reasonable access appropriate for the method of inspection is available.

Areas sprayed with chemicals shall not be inspected unless it is safe to do so.

Notes:

1) Reasonable access does not include removing screws and bolts or any other fastenings or sealants to access covers, unless included in the scope of inspection

2) ‘Elevated Area’ includes the roof, roof space, crawl space deck, balcony, access way, landing feature of a building and the like, generally elevated above the ground and not intended for normal use by occupants.

If, in the opinion of the inspector, restrictions on access have compromised satisfaction of the purpose of the inspection, a recommendation shall be made as to the necessity to gain access to allow further inspection.”


ADDITIONAL TO THE ABOVE



PRE-PURCHASE STRUCTURAL INSPECTION

Appendix A

The purpose of the inspection is to provide advice to a prospective purchaser or other interested party regarding the condition of the structure of the property at the time of inspection.

 The inspection shall comprise visual assessment of accessible areas of the property to identify major defects to the building structure and to form an opinion regarding the general condition of the structure of the property at the of inspection

The structural report does not contain any assessment or opinion regarding the following:

(a) Any non-structural element, e.g., roof plumbing and roof covering, general gas, water and sanitary plumbing, electrical wiring, partition walls, cabinetry, windows, doors, trims, fencing, minor structures, non-structural damp issues, ceiling linings, floor coverings, decorative finishes such as plastering, painting, tiling, etc.

(b) An assessment of any aspect or component of the property that cannot be seen or that requires testing and/or measurement to determine soundness.

(c) Any area or item that was not or could not be, observed by the inspector.

(d) General maintenance other than that which is deemed to be directly related to the ongoing structural performance of the property

(e) Serviceable damp defects such as condensation, rising damp, lateral damp, falling damp, will only be assessed and reported on where structural damage has occurred, is occurring, or may occur (e.g. fungal rot) significant spalling of masonry or concrete structural elements, significant fretting or mortar, rusting of primary structural elements. Stormwater drainage and surface water defects commonly cause or exacerbate foundation instability and these issues will be assessed and reported on where relevant.



DEFINITION OF KEY WORDS
Refer to Australian Standards
AS4349.1-2007 Section 1.4



SWIMMING POOL SAFETY INSPECTIONS


AS1926 1 & 2-2007

QDC MP 3.4


Any person who relies upon the contents of this report does so acknowledge the following clauses that define the Scope and Limitations of the inspection and form an integral part of the report. If there is anything contained within the report that is not clear or you have difficulty understanding, please contact the inspector prior to acting on this report.


THE PURPOSE OF THE INSPECTION

The purpose of the Pool Safety Inspection is to conduct an inspection of the pool area in order to issue either a Pool Safety Certificate(Form 23) or a Nonconformity Notice (Form 26) This attachment forms part of the nonconformity report and is to provide advise to the Poll owner regarding the non-compliance of the swimming pool, identifying in detail the non-compliant issues and provide recommendations on how to make the pool  compliant with the Pool Safety Standards.


THE SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION

The inspection comprises a visual assessment of the pool area, conducting several tests for the strength and rigidity of the barrier, as described in the Pool Safety Inspectors Guide Queensland, measuring all the barriers components such as walls, doors, windows, gates and anything that any form part of the barrier. The inspection includes ensuring all barriers are compliant with the Pool Safety Standards height and maximum gap requirements in or on the barrier.

The scope includes the measuring of all barrier components to ensure compliance with the Pool Safety Standards and to form an opinion regarding the general condition of the fencing at the time of inspection.

An estimate of the cost of rectification of defects is outside the scope of the Standard and therefore does not form part of this report.


LIMITATIONS OF THE INSPECTIONS

This report is limited to an inspection of the areas where safe and reasonable access is available and permitted on the date and at the time of the inspection.

If the Pool barrier includes a boundary fence, then permission is required to be sought from the owner of the neighbouring property prior to the inspection being conducted.

If the Pool barrier includes any windows or doors that project into the pool area then access into the premises may be required.



Client Acceptance:

I/We, the undersigned, have read the above and agree to the Terms of Engagement.

I/We further agree that the receipt by me/us of the above by way of fax, mail or electronic means acknowledges my/our acceptance of the terms and conditions

 

Client’s Signature/s: ………………………………………..Dated: …………………………..

                                  ………………………………………..Dated:…………………………...

                                                      

 

Our inspections are carried out by fully insured, qualified professionals with many years experience in the building industry.

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