Structural defective building work can be repaired under warranty if within 6 years and 3 months of the building work being completed. Non-structural defective building work is within 12 months of the building work being completed.

It is common that building materials move over time, a drying frame may warp causing minor hairline cracking in a wall, ceiling sheeting and cornices. Similarly, slab settlement can cause minor cracking in tiles.

You must lodge a formal complaint with your local State regulatory authority as soon as possible but no later than within 12 months of becoming aware of the defects.
This does not extend to manufacturers' product warranties such as white goods.

Australian Property & Building Inspections (APBI) in Sydney recommend a warranty inspection within ten months of the handover or completion inspection so you can identify any defect for repair by your builder within the defect warranty period.

Our warranty (defect) building Inspectors in Sydney will conduct the inspection using our detailed checklists to produce a comprehensive report.

  • We liaise with agents, vendors and property managers for access to a property.
  • The Warranty (Defect) inspection report in Sydney is completed out in accordance with AS4349. 1-2007.
  • Warranty (Defect) Inspection Reports are completed digitally and emailed in PDF format within 24 hours of inspection.

Sample Report

You can download a Building Warranty (Defect) Inspection sample report from the link below.

* Raw photos of your inspection with embedded Geotag and date/time are also available with the report ON DEMAND

Building Warranty (Defect) Inspection Cost