In recent times, a growing number of homeowners are opting for professional inspections due to incidents such as tile “explosions” in Singapore, which have highlighted potential issues. If you’re considering investing in a landed property, obtaining a professional inspection is especially crucial. Landed properties require significant maintenance and are prone to decay. Renovation efforts are commonly undertaken to ensure the overall structural integrity of the house. In this discussion, we’ll explore prevalent home defects, considerations for acquiring a landed property, and practical tips to help you make informed decisions about your investment.
While wooden floors bring charm to a home, they are prone to termite issues without proper upkeep. Blisters appearing on wooden floors are a common sign of termite problems. Subterranean termites may harm the subfloor, giving the illusion of water damage to the property. Homeowners, mistaking this for water damage, might inadvertently hire renovators instead of seeking termite control. Therefore, it’s essential to have a professional precisely identify your property’s issues to address termite infestation efficiently. Regular inspections and timely treatment can help safeguard your home from extensive termite damage and potential costly renovations.
As time passes or due to insufficient renovations by previous owners, seepage may develop, leading to potential roof leaks. Keep an eye out for signs of seepage, especially around window edges. Ignoring this issue could result in higher repair costs and the need for additional renovation work. It’s essential to address seepage promptly to avoid further damage and maintain the integrity of your property. Regular inspections and timely repairs can save you both time and money in the long run.
Uneven floors are frequently encountered in landed properties rather than in HDB flats. The unevenness of the terrain where houses are constructed demands meticulous and skilled craftsmanship to achieve a level surface. If the workmanship is subpar, it can result in an unbalanced or lopsided appearance in your home. To avoid such issues, it’s advisable to invest in quality construction and periodic checks to maintain the evenness of your floors and ensure the overall stability of your property.
Unauthorized Renovation Activities
Illegitimate renovation works are more common than you might think, happening even though BCA authorization is required. Oversight on these projects is minimal. Landed property owners are supposed to get authorization, but some opt for unauthorized renovations secretly.
It’s difficult for an untrained eye to differentiate between renovated and original structures. Bringing in a professional for a home inspection can uncover badly done renovations, potentially saving you from dealing with inferior workmanship when problems worsen later on.
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