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Probe Inspection Services

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With 30 years of local experience, find out how we can help you with your new purchase

Inspections

We provide building, pre-purchase, pre-sale, new construction, renovation and extension inspections.

Here is a list of some defects that we look for during a Building inspection.:

  • Cracks in concrete (paths, driveways, garage floors, etc)
  • Cracks in brickwork (fences, dwelling, piers, etc)
  • Roof exterior (tiles, iron, gutters, downpipes, etc)
  • Roof interior (insulation, sisilation, timber members, holes,etc)
  • Exterior ( cladding's, windows, doors, eaves, facsia, etc)
  • Sub floor (timber members, stumps, ant caps, moisture, etc)
  • Internal (windows, doors, cupboards, wall linings, cracks, taps, leaks, etc)
  • Site (retaining walls, sheds, fences, etc)

Asbestos Audits protect the ones you love and handover inspections don't miss what the builder has !

We can also provide you with a Tax Depreciation report ideal for investors who not only want to ensure their prospective property is what they think it is but want to start to maximize their benefit from day one of tenancy date.

  • Know in advance what the problems are
  • Negotiate a lower price for the property
  • Specialist advice about any major problems
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Property investors

Combine your building and pest inspection with a tax depreciation schedule and save time and money!

When considering the purchase of a new property for Investment. Probe Inspections are a able to offer the investor the opportunity to have their Building and Pest Report completed along with a Tax Depreciation schedule prepared at the same time. If the sale does not proceed you will not be charged for the Tax depreciation schedule. Simply advise us of your needs and Probe Inspections can prepare your report post inspection for a reduced rate saving you a significant amount of money and time.

Our reports outline the depreciation allowances that a property investor is entitled to. When a suitably qualified person completes an investor's Capital Allowance and asset deprecation Report, two main elements are taken into consideration come tax time, you simply present your depreciation report to the tax accountant completing your return.

Maximising cash returns for property investors. Properties that generate income for the owner are eligible for significant taxation deductions. Of all the tax deductions available to residential property investors and commercial property owners, property depreciation is most often missed because it is a non-cash deduction – the investor does not need to spend money to claim it. A building and its fixtures depreciate whether the owner claims it or not. Research shows that 80% of property investors are failing to take advantage of property depreciation and are missing out on thousands of dollars in savings.

As a building gets older, items wear out – they depreciate. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property owners to claim this wear and tear, depreciation, as a deduction. In order to claim these deductions, investors usually engage a suitably qualified person to complete a Tax Depreciation Schedule. This schedule outlines the deductions available on their specific property and is used by the investor’s Accountant when preparing a tax return.

  • If the sale does not proceed you will not be charged for the Tax depreciation schedule
  • Maximising cash returns for property investors
  • Save money and time
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Tax depreciation report

Tax depreciation schedules know what to claim for

Here is a list of some defects that we look for during a Building inspection.:
Property Tax Depreciation is a piece of Australian Tax Office Legislation that was introduced in 1985 to stimulate the construction industry and provide much needed rental accommodation for Australia's increasing population. The legislation provides large tax deductions for investors in the property rental market so that holding costs of the property asset are reduced significantly when a tax depreciation schedule is applied.

How it helps you is that just as you claim wear and tear on equipment or vehicles purchased to generate income, you can also claim the depreciation of your investment or rental property against your taxable income.

Claiming depreciation on your investment rental property is a perfectly legal way to reduce the tax burden of your income-producing investment property in its current year, and simply defer that tax to a later date.

Property Tax Depreciation reduces an investor's current year's income on their property. The depreciation claimed is added back to the cost basis of the property when it is sold. Since the majority of Australian investors are looking for a long- term commitment when purchasing property, depreciation claims will maximise your property's monthly cash.

Where a new owner is unable to determine precisely the construction expenditure associated with a building, an estimate provided by an appropriately qualified person may be used. Appropriately qualified people include:

  • Clerk of works, such as a project organiser for major building projects
  • A supervising architect who approves payments at stages of projects
  • A builder who is experienced in estimating construction costs of similar building projects
  • A quantity surveyor
Tax Report

48 hours report

Comprehensive written report that complies with Australian Standard within 48 hours!

We endeavour to provide a professional and comprehensive report that is easy to understand. It will be made available within 48 hours as we use a team of highly experienced inspectors who have had many years experience in the building industry.

  • Report available within 48 hours
  • Professional and easy to understand
  • Complies with Australian Standard (AS 4349.1)
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