Building inspections: Top 10 cover ups and estimated costs


Most common cover ups and estimated cost

Illegal building:
Up to $100,000

Internal walls patched and painted, external walls concealed behind plants or trellis

Up to $50,000, average $ 3,000


Walls painted or furniture placed against damaged walls

Up to $50,000, average $5,000

Termites, borers and timber rot:

Floor damage patched and concealed under carpets

Up to $20,000, average $5,000

Roof problems:

Rusty metal roofs painted, tile roofs patched with lead. Damaged roof framing propped up in roof space

Up to $20,000

Rotten weatherboards and windows:

Rot patched with filler or covered with tin and painted

Up to $10,000

Rotten sub-floor or stumps:

Floors temporarily propped to prevent bouncing

$8,000 average

Faulty or illegal wiring:
$6,000 average to repair

Faulty or illegal plumbing:

$6,000 average to repair

Guttering and downpipes:

Rusty gutters patched/painted

$3,000 average


Source Archicentre

See also on this topic Buyer Beware: Understanding building and pest inspections  and Property inspections: Danger signs Property inspections: Danger signs  

With interest rates at their lowest for more than 50 years, there are some great rates available. The best thing to do is to compare rates from all the lenders. Let us help take the leg work out of doing this - Compare Home Loans now

Top Suburbs : murdoch , leumeah , marrickville , padbury , north lambton

go back

Get help financing your investment

Do you need help finding the right loan for your investment?

When investing in property, it is important to make sure that you not only have the lowest available rate that you can get, but also have the correct loan features for your needs.

Just fill in a few details below and we'll then arrange for a local expert Aussie Mortgage Broker to contact you and work out what features or types of loans are right for your needs. We'll even help with the paperwork. Plus, our mortgage broking service is at no cost to you.

How soon would you like a mortgage?
What is your Annual Household Income i $
Do you currently own any Investment Properties?
Do you own your own residence?
How much equity do you have in all your current properties?
First Name
Last Name
Where do you live?
What number can we reach you on?
E-mail address
We value your privacy and treat all your information seriously - you can check out our privacy policy here