Yes, building inspectors can be liable if they get it wrong

March 1st, 2017

Building inspectors shouldn’t be relying on a raft of exclusion clauses to escape liability for a shoddy building report.

A tragic case, this recent decision has big implications for property buyers especially if it is upheld on any appeal.

Interesting as well that the guilty inspector had first acted for the vendor.

As we always advise our clients, never rely on vendor provided building, pest or strata reports. It might save you a hassle but it’s a false economy: