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Pest inspections

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by James Bond, 13th Aug, 2015.

  1. James Bond

    James Bond Well-Known Member

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    Hi, how often do you have pest (termite???) inspections done on your houses, and are there any states where it is mandated landlords must do them every xx years?

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  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    I don't think any states or territories mandate LL's do pest inspections. Strictly speaking you should get them done every 12 months or more frequently, depending on the history of attack on a particular property you may own. Why do you ask?
     
  3. James Bond

    James Bond Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - I have received an email from a pest inspection company that implies that the inspection is required to comply with some regulation.

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  4. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Want to post the email (relevant part) here for comment? Sounds like they'd be drawing a long bow.
     
  5. Chris White

    Chris White BUYERS AGENTS & PROPERTY MANAGERS Business Member

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    Its probably a requirement under their warranty. Is the place under 10 years old or was there a termite barrier installed in recent times.

    There is usually a sticker inside the meter box.
     
  6. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Our PPOR has had a warranty in place since being built and in order for that to be valid we need to undertake a pest inspection and top up of the chemicals every 3 years.
     
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  7. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Not that I'm aware of. I would just get it inspected if there had been evidence of prior termite activity or upkeep of an existing barrier.