Terms & Conditions
The Report has been prepared by Archicentre Australia – a division of ArchiAdvisory Pty Ltd – and the named Assessor for the Property identified and is supplied to You (the named Customer) on the basis of the Scope of Service and subject to these Terms and Conditions. Archicentre Australia accepts no responsibility to other persons other than the named Customer, relying on the report.
For all Archicentre Australia Property Assessment Reports:
The Report has been prepared in accordance with Australian Standard AS4349.1-2007 Inspection of Buildings Part 1: Pre-purchase Inspections – Residential Buildings and to any other Australian Standards and definitions cited in these Terms and Conditions.
For all Archicentre Australia Timber Pest Inspection Reports:
The Report has been prepared in accordance with Australian Standard AS4349.3-2010 Inspection of buildings Part 3: Timber Pest Inspections and to any other Australian Standards cited in these Terms and Conditions. The inspection is visual and non-invasive.
We again suggest that You should take the opportunity to read the Scope of Service and the Terms and Conditions. By making a booking for the Property Assessment, allowing or arranging for the Assessor to carry out the assessment of the Property and by Archicentre Australia supplying you with the Report, you are agreeing to and accept the Scope of Service and these Terms and Conditions.
You should read the Report together with all other Archicentre Australia Reports for the Property that are given to you.
The Scope of Service and these Terms and Conditions take precedence, to the extent of any inconsistency, over any oral or written representations by Archicentre Australia.
By making the booking, paying for the assessment and receiving the Report, You accept these Terms and Conditions and the Scope of Service.
The Report is not a guarantee but is an opinion of the condition of the assessed Property relative to the average condition of well-maintained similar properties of a similar age.
Archicentre Australia accepts no liability with respect to work carried out by other trades, consultants or practitioners, even if they are referred or suggested to you by Archicentre Australia. It is your responsibility to engage appropriately qualified trades directly.
The Report is not, and should not be considered, a certificate of compliance for the Property within the requirements of any Act, regulation, ordinance, standard or local by-law.
Archicentre Australia’s liability to You is limited to either carrying out a new assessment and report within the Scope of Service, or to repay you for the cost of the original assessment and Report, whichever Archicentre Australia chooses at its discretion.
The assessment assumes that the existing use of the building on the Property will continue. The assessment will not assess the fitness of the building or structures on the Property for any intended purpose. Any proposed change in use should be verified with the relevant authorities.
The lack of direct visible evidence does not mean that any or significant damage has not occurred or that there are no timber pests present.
The Report is not a structural report. If the Report suggests any evidence of previous or current termite infestation, Archicentre Australia recommends in all cases that You arrange for a full structural inspection and report of the Property by a qualified expert as soon as possible.
If the Report recommends an intrusive timber pest inspection, it is your responsibility to arrange an inspection with a suitably qualified expert.
The Archicentre Australia Termites and Borers Technical Information Sheet is a crucial part of the inspector’s final Report and failure to observe either the Report or the Archicentre Australia Termites and Borers Technical Information Sheet could lead to premature deterioration of the Property.
The Property Maintenance Guide is a crucial part of the assessor’s recommendations. Failure to observe either the recommendations or the Property Maintenance Guide could lead to premature deterioration of the Property.
The Health and Safety Warning is a crucial part of the Report. Failure to observe the provisions of the Health and Safety Warning in the Report could jeopardise the safety of occupants of the buildings on the Property.
The Report given to You by Archicentre Australia, takes precedence over any oral advice or draft reports, to the extent of any inconsistencies. You agree that You will rely only on the Report and that You cannot rely on any written or oral comments or representations, nor draft reports.
If You are dissatisfied with the quality or suitability of all or part of the Report, You agree to promptly give Archicentre Australia written notice clearly setting out the matters about which You are dissatisfied and then to allow Archicentre Australia time to attempt to resolve the matters with You. You agree to give Archicentre Australia no less than 28 days after Archicentre Australia receives your written notice, to resolve any dispute or differences with You before You take any remedial action or incurring any further costs.
All references to Archicentre Australia in the Report and all other documentation includes, where the context permits, its agents and representatives authorised to act on its behalf.
These Terms and Conditions are in addition to, and do not replace or remove, any rights or implied guarantees conferred by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 or any other consumer protection legislation.
Everywhere in these Terms and Conditions, “Report” means the final document, including all appendices and attachments, prepared by or on behalf of Archicentre Australia and given to you for the following assessment and inspection services:
- an Archicentre Australia ‘Property Assessment’ report, or
- an Archicentre Australia ‘Timber Pest Inspection’ report, or
- an Archicentre Australia ‘Combined Property Assessment and Timber Pest Inspection’ report, as the case may be depending on which service You have purchased.
For all NSW Property Reports:
If You have purchased a Report in NSW, the following additional terms and conditions apply and take priority:
Archicentre Australia owns and remains the owner of the physical or digital Report, its contents and all of copyright in the Report.
When You have paid for the Property Assessment and Archicentre Australia sends you the Report,. Archicentre Australia gives You a one-off licence to use the Report for the Specific Purpose (as defined below) and for no other purpose.
You acknowledge that Archicentre Australia has and reserves the right to distribute, communicate or commercialise the Report prepared for the Property, whether to an owner, real estate agent. or potential buyer of the Property. This is not affected by who has commissioned the Archicentre Australia Assessment or purchased the Report.
You must not, and You must not allow any agent or adviser of Yours to, physically nor digitally store, copy, print, distribute, communicate or on – sell the Report, except for the Specific Purpose or if Archicentre Australia otherwise gives You permission in writing.
In these additional Terms and Conditions,
“Specific Purpose” means:
(a) if You are an owner/vendor of the Property: to assist You to know and understand the building defects and their relative significance in the Property, that have been identified within the Scope of Service; to obtain relevant advice for the purpose of listing or considering whether to list your Property for sale; and considering what: repairs or maintenance your Property might need.
(b) if you are a potential buyer of the Property: to assist you to know and understand the building defects and their relative significance in the Property, that have been identified within the Scope of Service; to obtain relevant advice for the purpose of considering whether to purchase the Property; or considering what repairs or maintenance the Property might need.