Stephen Ransley about purchasing an older house In an article ‘Time is on their side’, published in the Domain section of Sydney Morning Herald (30 June 2012), Stephen Ransley discusses some of the problems buyers encounter in purchasing an older house. To see the full article, please click here.
Mistakes to avoid when building/renovating Australians are trading their homes less often. Times are tough and the market will not pay for any mistakes you make with renovations or additions. Or worse, buyers will reject your property completely. If you have just moved in, or when you do buy your next home, try to make … Continued
Recent amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 have implications for home owners, builders, developers and owners corporations. Home Owner Warranty Reports The reforms apply to all residential building work covered by home warranty insurance (but not to claims or legal proceedings that are already in the pipeline or finalised). The amendments reduce the period … Continued
An Interview by Maddisons Real Estate General Manager of Tyrrells Property Inspections, Stephen Ransley, was recently interviewed by Maddisons Real Estate in relation to proposed legislation which will require vendors to provide property reports with a contracted sale.
Home Builders Warranty Insurance This was on the ABC a bit over a year ago and was flagged by senior consultant Tony Ransley as something worth watching. “By law, it is compulsory in most states for new homeowners and anyone doing residential renovations over $12,000 to take out home builders warranty insurance through their builders. But … Continued
A Tyrrells promotional video from the early ’90s.
During a Pre-Purchase Inspection it is not practical to test how well a chimney “draws” the smoke from the fireplace but some rules of thumb include: smoke staining around the fireplace is not a good sign downdraft winds may affect chimneys with tops terminated close to or below adjacent roof levels overly high chimneys … Continued