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SPI’s General Manager is a HIA Award finalist

SPI’s General Manager is a HIA Award finalist

Our General Manager, Helen Legg, was announced as one of the finalists for the HIA Business Partner of the Year Award 2018. We had a quick chat to Helen about her thoughts on this amazing achievement. 1.How does it feel to be a Victorian finalist for the HIA Business Partner of the Year Award?It was all a bit of a surprise as I hadn’t realised that Col (Director of SPI & Husband to Helen)...

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Melbourne’s New Infrastructure Project

Melbourne’s New Infrastructure Project

What is the North East Link project? The aim of the North East Link projects is to complete the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network. It will be a modern new freeway connecting an upgraded Eastern Freeway to the M80 Ring Road in Melbourne’s North-East. What will be upgraded? M80 Ring Road to Lower Plenty Road: From the M80 and Greensborough Bypass to the northern tunnel portal, this...

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Exciting changes at SPI

Exciting changes at SPI

Exciting things are happening at SPI Property Inspections and we would like to share some very important news with you… We are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth over the past 18 months, we have moved to a new (and bigger) office location.   Our new address is located at: Unit 4/164 Boronia Road, Boronia, Vic 3155 Our move date: Thursday, 25 October 2018.  We will be...

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Dilapidation Reports are essential

Dilapidation Reports are essential

What is a Dilapidation report? A dilapidation report inspection (also known as an Existing Conditions inspection) outlines any existing cracking and damages to adjoining properties before you commence construction work. For developers, it is an essential requirement (according to the Building Act) to carry out before any construction work commences. Who can carry out a dilapidation inspection? A...

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A Tax Depreciation can save you thousands!

A Tax Depreciation can save you thousands!

What is a Tax Depreciation Schedule? A Tax Depreciation Schedule (also known as a Quantity Surveyor’s Report) is a document that aids property investors to determine the tax deductions available to them. Regardless of the age of your commercial property, you can invest in a tax depreciation schedule to make a claim. The amount of depreciation will vary, depending on the details of the...

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Melbourne’s Growth Affecting Infrastructure

Melbourne’s Growth Affecting Infrastructure

With Melbourne’s ever-growing population, it comes as no surprise that there is a need to continually develop our infrastructure requirements.  Though it provides a boom in jobs for those in the construction industry, it can also contribute to traffic gridlock with road closures. Emerging figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show how fast the city’s population is growing....

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PCI Inspection for a Commercial property

PCI Inspection for a Commercial property

Are you about to finish the build of your commercial property and are eagerly awaiting your move in date to get your business up and running? There is one small step we recommend before you proceed to take the keys. Organising a Final Hand Over (also known as a PCI) inspection to be conducted for your almost-finished build ensures peace of mind. The wisest course of action is to engage an...

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What do those building terms mean?

What do those building terms mean?

As with any profession, there are a lot of terms that may sound like a completely different language if you have no experience in the field.   Engaging a third-party inspection company to conduct a Building Condition Report on a commercial property is a wise and worthwhile investment. It’s imperative to know the overall condition of the building and whether it complies with building...

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Horror stories when building Commercial properties

Horror stories when building Commercial properties

Building or renovating a property for your business can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. There can be many perks of building the site where your commercial business will reside, such as saving in monthly rent, not having to depend on landlord communication to fix maintenance issues and being able to design the building to suit your exact needs. On the other hand, being the owner of...

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We are recruiting building inspectors

We are recruiting building inspectors

Have you worked in the building construction industry? Are you looking at getting off the tools and earning a good income? If so, then we need to talk. SPI Property Inspections can offer you: • supply of leads to supplement your existing work and provide you with significant additional income • association with a well-recognised and respected brand in the marketplace, with an extensive online...

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