Status Reports are provided by Independent Property Inspectors throughout Darwin and the Northern Territory by Michael and Tanya
A Status report is a relatively brief report to confirm that the building is consistent with the approved drawings sourced from the Northern Territory Government, Building Advisory Services (BAS). The report notes any inconsistencies and unauthorised works from the approved drawing/s on file and the buildings on the site.
The Status report will also include copies of the property Approved Plans and Occupancy Permits that were issued from the building certifier upon completion of the building works.
The report is not a Certificate of Compliance with the requirements of any Act, Regulations, Ordinance or By-Law. Inspections and certification done both during and at completion of construction ensure that all vapour, flashings, fixtures, structural components and cladding are installed in accordance with the relevant Building Codes, Australian Standard and Manufacturers specifications current at that time.
The Status report relates to the building works only, subject to reasonable access or height limitations, and does not provide any advice or information about the condition, structure, soundness of the building, fixtures or fittings or advice or information in relation to plumbing, mechanical, electrical, pests or termites, floor coverings, pools, spas, pool/spa fencing or pumps.
Why should I have a Status report on the property? A Status report ensures that all building work on the property has been built in accordance with the approved plans that were subject to relevant Building Codes, Australian Standards and Manufacturers specifications current at that time.
Having a Status report completed on the property prior to purchasing can save you potentially spending thousands of dollars to have your home certified and unauthorised works removed should you wish to sell your home in the future.
It is important to note that if your home or the home you are purchasing has unapproved building works enforcement action may be taken under the Building Act to ensure compliance.
For more information you can call Tanya Webber on 0427 614 759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at the Darwin office