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Owner Builder Defects Reports / 137B Reports

137b report

Choose SPI Property Inspections to get a comprehensive building defects report

Tackling your own building work can give you a real sense of accomplishment, but as an owner builder you have legal obligations if you want to sell the property within a certain period of time.

As outlined in Section 137B of the Building Act 1993, if you’re planning on selling your property within 6.5 years of completion, you’re required to provide an Owner Builder, or 137B, Report.

SPI Property Inspections can help to ease you through the final Defects Report process. Our inspectors will carry out a building inspection and provide you with a comprehensive 137B Report on any defects in materials or workmanship as well as work still to be completed, so you know the condition of the property before you go out to the market.

Before selling your home, rely on SPI Property Inspections for a comprehensive building defect report if you’ve recently:

  • Constructed, renovated, altered, extended, improved or repaired a home
  • Taken out a permit but had a builder undertake the work
  • Carried out landscaping or paving works or laid a driveway
  • Built or installed a retaining wall or a new fence
  • Built or erected a carport or garage
  • Installed a swimming pool or spa
  • Built or attached a deck, verandah or pergola
  • Replaced the kitchen or bathroom

Where the value of the domestic work is over $16,000, then you must also obtain Warranty Insurance. Amounts of less than $16,000 require only an Owner Builder Defects Report.

If you need an owner builder defect report, complete a free online quote now.  From 1 May 2018, we created a new division of our business for residential inspections.  Owner Builder Defects Reports will now be carried out by The Home Inspection Hub.  We look forward to providing the same level of knowledge, experience and service, our clients have come to know from the team at SPI Property Inspections.

Read our articles about building defects reports:

Carpenter booklet
Owner Builders: Know the Ropes
Tackling your own building work can be a satisfying experience – provided you survive the frustrations that go along with it! You just can’t buy that sense of pride and accomplishment when you can look at your shed or your house, knowing you created it.

With the glow of achievement, however, come real obligations, particularly if you are selling your property. Section 137B of the Building Act 1973 lays down the rules for Owner-Builders, as a way of protecting purchasers from faults in workmanship and materials that may arise.
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