澳洲Australia property REA said bad thing about my building insp


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Hi,I got a building inspector "BI" to inspect a house; but the sellling agent "X" told me that BI is a bad inspector and they will never use him, and that they only allowed BI into that house because I hired him.

Anyway, I got the report from BI; and as all "good selling agent" do, they want to push the sale through and rush me into exchange contract by all possible means, particularly toward the end of the month. My response was:" thanks for taking us up to this point, from now on, our solicitor will deal with the vendor's solicitor to the completion of sale, including dealing with any relevant issues raised in the building report". X then saying that: "BI was drinking a can of Jack Daniels whilst on the job, and that the can was found in vendor's garbage bin after BI had left. This inspector is never recommended by my company for this reason. If you have problem with the content of biuilding report, it is best to sort it our through me".

I am not swayed by X's opinion because I think the more independent BI is from the selling agent/vendor, the better it is for me. I will stick to my plan to discuss all points that of great concerned with with my dear solicitor and folllow his advice.

Nevertheless, I found reaction from X very interesting, and would like to know this is common? I bought few properties before and never had an agent discredited inspectors I hired.
MKP  

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rate the reputations contest - worst bi > best REA  

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Why would a real estate agent even be saying they wont use that BI? BI's are organised and paid for by the buyer and usually from a recommendation from their soli/conveyancer.

Call me cynical, but sounds like the agent knows something is wrong with the house and is paving the way for "the inspector was drunk and his report cant be relied on" when the report is received and subsequent renegotiation starts.  

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DaveMSydney said: ↑
Call me cynical, but sounds like the agent knows something is wrong with the house and is paving the way for "the inspector was drunk and his report cant be relied on" when the report is received and subsequent renegotiation starts.Click to expand...
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REAs are always telling me that my valuer is no good and that I should use their recommended valuer instead. I just laugh at them.  

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MKP said: ↑
Hi,I got a building inspector "BI" to inspect a house; but the sellling agent "X" told me that BI is a bad inspector and they will never use him, and that they only allowed BI into that house because I hired him.

Anyway, I got the report from BI; and as all "good selling agent" do, they want to push the sale through and rush me into exchange contract by all possible means, particularly toward the end of the month. My response was:" thanks for taking us up to this point, from now on, our solicitor will deal with the vendor's solicitor to the completion of sale, including dealing with any relevant issues raised in the building report". X then saying that: "BI was drinking a can of Jack Daniels whilst on the job, and that the can was found in vendor's garbage bin after BI had left. This inspector is never recommended by my company for this reason. If you have problem with the content of biuilding report, it is best to sort it our through me".

I am not swayed by X's opinion because I think the more independent BI is from the selling agent/vendor, the better it is for me. I will stick to my plan to discuss all points that of great concerned with with my dear solicitor and folllow his advice.

Nevertheless, I found reaction from X very interesting, and would like to know this is common? I bought few properties before and never had an agent discredited inspectors I hired.
MKPClick to expand...
My first thought is that the REA's definition of bad might = a very thorough inspector who reveals all sorts of fiddly issues with the property that we wish he didn't :)

The report of drinking on the job is a concern though, good idea about the independent inspector.  

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I reckon i could live with finding one can of Bourbon & Coke in the bin. To be honest, I'd be surprised it's only one.
Did he do the inspection on a Friday afternoon.

Late last year we had a limestone retaining wall built and noticed two empty four packs in the rubbish pile. On a Tuesday afternoon. For one tradesman and one teenage labourer/apprentice (unless the rottweiler he brought along was also having a drink). The wall looks great.  

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Maybe the BI found the can when he was inspecting the property and threw it in the residence's bin.

I recently inspected a property which the RE owned. I knew he owned it, but he forgot to mention it when he kept telling me how much the vendor (in third person) wanted. I couldn't help but smile each answer he gave.

He even forgot my appointment and blamed someone to the tenant over the phone, then made up another story to me.

I want the BIs that the REAs don't recommend. The best one in my town has never been recommended to me by a REA. Just my cautious opinion.  

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It was Thursday afternoon, after 3 pm. If we do it again next time, we will ask him to do it in the morning while he is fresh.

Thanks for all your comments
MKP


Jake D said: ↑
I reckon i could live with finding one can of Bourbon & Coke in the bin. To be honest, I'd be surprised it's only one.
Did he do the inspection on a Friday afternoon.

Late last year we had a limestone retaining wall built and noticed two empty four packs in the rubbish pile. On a Tuesday afternoon. For one tradesman and one teenage labourer/apprentice (unless the rottweiler he brought along was also having a drink). The wall looks great.Click to expand...
 

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Building Inspector is paid to show up.
Real estate agent is paid when the sale is complete.

I dont know why all the agent bashing- people just have to realise how they are paid and that their motivation (like anyones) is to get paid for their work.
Try telling your building inspector that if he finds something wrong with the house, he wont get paid. I wonder if he would find anything????

Drinking on the job would not only be unprofessional but a serious issue.
Agents have such a duty of disclosure etc, that if there is something wrong with the place they have more chance of getting a sale through if they disclose it, than let you get a inspection and THEN find out about it.
Ask a building inspector to give you a report without the 40 pages of legal *** covering and see if they take the job, tell them you will find them personally liable for anything they miss. This will at least put the agent and inspector on a level playing field.

It is possible, just slightly that the agent is telling the truth and the building company is useless. There are a hell of a lot of crap ones out there.  

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