O'Connors Property Reports

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Building Inspection Reports - Sydney

O’Connors Property Reports has been providing professional, independant pre-purchase building inspection reports in Sydney and regional NSW since 1985. Our inspectors have completed many thousands of inspections and our systems are highly developed so we can meet your pre-purchase building inspection needs promptly and economically.

What Is a Pre-Purchase Building inspection?

A visual inspection of all the accessible areas of the building, including the roof space and sub floor, to identify the general condition of the main building elements. The report will contain a general description of the building and information on structural defects and major maintenance items, which may affect your purchase decision.

OPR’s pre-purchase building reports include a separate, costed, repair list which provides information in a format readily usable in purchase negotiations, or to have further investigative work carried out. Most OPR reports will pay for themselves because purchasers can use the costed repair list to negotiate a direct deduction from the asking price. See Page 3 of the sample report. OPR reports use plain English and our builders are always available for free telephone consultation where any aspect of the report requires clarification.

What to expect from OPR’s building consultants

The quality of building inspection reports varies from company to company. It is important to understand what is included in the price of the report your order. At OPR you can expect:

  • Quick response time.
  • Experienced Builders who will answer all your questions. (The inspector's mobile number is on the report.)
  • Digital photos of points of interest.
  • Summary page giving you a straightforward, price estimated, major repair list.
  • Professional and easy to read written report complying with the Australian Standard 4349.1-2007
  • Comprehensive Professional Indemnity Insured for your protection.

Please be aware, you do not own the building we are inspecting. Our inspection is a visual inspection only. We can open and shut doors and windows but we cannot move the owner's possessions or dismantle parts of the house without the owner's permission.


On 16 September 2009 the NSW Office of Fair Trading quietly ceased issuing any licence directly related to Pre-Purchase Building Inspections.

NSW Office of Fair Trading information

What is a Pre-Purchase Property Inspection Report?

If you are Buying a Unit...

The first inspection you need is a Strata Records Inspection.

If in doubt, give us a call.