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  • I just want to thank the Childs Property staff for the excellent service. I have recently purchased my first property and from the first phone call to Childs the staff helped me so much and made the whole process so much easier. I had used another building and pest inspection company previously but I found that they were too slow in getting the reports back to me. After two failed attempts I found Childs Property Inspections on the internet. I had stressed to them that I didn't want to miss out on another unit and that I needed the reports back as soon as possible. They were very understanding of my situation and were very helpful. I had received the building report back within 48 hours and the strata report the following day. Because of their prompt service I was successful in purchasing the property. I found it extremely helpful that they have estimates on how much things cost to repair as it gave me better bargaining power and the fact I could speak to the inspector to clarify a few things that were in the building report helped me understand it all the more. I will recommend this company to my friends and family in the future. Thanks again for the excellent service!


  • Recently I found what appeared the perfect home for my family. After a couple of viewings, we made an offer which was accepted, but we had to sign an unconditional contract the next day . Initially i was thinking that, as the propety appeared to be perfect we would forgo the usual inspections, but at my husbands request I tried to organise one for the next day. I called Childs as they had been recommended to me by a friend, and spoke to a girl who understood my situation and the urgency and advised that they would be able to do the inspection the next day, and that i could meet the inspectors on site after the inspection and get a verbal report. At the end of the inspection I met the inspectors, and they showed me a couple of major issues with the property that would have cost me over $60,000 to repair. As parents of two young girls we could not afford that additional costs to the home. Thank you for the team at Childs who help us make an informed decision not to purchase that property. When we found the next property, Childs again did the inspection and this time only a couple of small issues arose. I have no hesitation in recommending the team at Childs, they were understanding of the situation, easy to deal with and professional


  • My partner and I recently found an apartment we thought looked great and decided to buy subject to a Building and Strata inspection. We were told by the agent that an inspection was not necessary as any problems would be covered by the body corporate. Our conveyancer recommended we still get an inspection and so we arranged a building and Strata report through Childs Property Inspections. We are so glad we did. I called and spoke to Kirsten and called back and spoke to Lexie, both girls were so helpful and explained what the inspectors would be looking for and worked in with me so I could be at the property at the same time the Building inspection was being done. The inspection was done the next day by Gavin. Within a couple of minutes Gavin had found major damp issues in the bedroom walls entering the building from the rear ground level. Although the problem could be fixed it would have meant serious disruption. The strata report showed no record of a problem as the body corporate was not aware of it. The strata report also showed little in the sinking fund to repair these problems. We decided not to buy and continue to look for another property. We will definitely be getting Childs to do another inspection for us. They were so helpful from start to finish and saved us from a huge headache.


  • Dear Gavin Thank you so much for preparing and sending this report so promptly. I was really impressed at how easy the report was to follow compared with previous reports i have had done with other properties....Nice not to wade through a load of jargon. Really appreciate it. Will recommend Childs for sure. Kind regards Sue


  • To provide you feedback on your inspectors… Both the building and pest inspectors that overlooked this home were wonderful examples of what a human being in their roles should and can be. They conducted their searches of the home professionally and on conclusion spent time explaining what would be in the report (in an understandable way) to the paying customers. The response from the purchasers after the inspectors had left was one of appreciation and respect. These purchasers I doubt would even know how lucky they were to get such a great service as it is a first time purchase, however, as a salesman who does deal with a lot of sales I can say that the purchasers received an exceptional and thoughtful service. I hope that you share this with not only those two gentlemen but also to the whole of your team as it was a fantastic example of what exceptional service is and how it leaves customers and even agents feeling. Congratulations on employing exceptional people within your business Cheers Andrew Cook

    Andrew Cook

  • I need to let you know the inspection done by Mark is good, thourough and easy to understand. The photos highlighting possible issues are well captured and documented in the report. Please pass on my appreciation to Mark for the job well done.


  • Thank you. That is a very good and elaborative report. I have referred your agency to few of my colleagues since they were very impressed and requested your contact details. Thank you

    Sajeev Gopinath

    Baulkham Hills

  • Just bought our 1st house at auction with the help of Childs Property Inspections. They did building and pest reports that were so easy to understand. Even had repair cost estimates which really helped. Felt well informed when bidding and we're really happy with the end result. Agent even commented that Childs Property Inspections was a good inspection company. Thanks to the helpful office staff and the really informed and friendly inspectors. We will definitely recommend you and will come back to you when we are ready to purchase again. Thanks

    Kat Langer

    Beverly Hills

  • We just wanted to pass on our thanks to the people behind the scenes who inspected and wrote up the report. We called on Wednesday, the inspection was done on Thursday, and the report emailed to me today (Friday) – Excellent! This is the second time within a month that we’ve used your service.

    Some food for thought ...We initially did a search: yellowpages – online and we found your sponsored "advert" together with two other companies plus a list of other building inspectors. So why did we choose Childs Property Inspections amongst the 20+ building inspectors online???

    Areas where you outperform the competition ... We downloaded your sample reports – We like the fact that you had photographs and associated costs to fix potential problems – this separated you from the competition online. Advertised prices online saves me time and hassle to call up and get a quote. Even though we rang instead (because we was in a hurry) the online ordering process looked very simple. Thank you very much

    Scott & Catherine MacFarlane


  • Dear Team As you know buying a property is very stressful. Were do you start?. I found Childs Property Inspections on the internet, made one phone call and had a very detailed report in 48 hours, VERY IMPRESSIVE. I look forward to using Childs again in the future.. Thanks again

    Bell Green


  • Thank you for the building and pest report you did for us last week on our property at Carlton. A very thorough report. You found problems we had no idea existed. We have re-negotiated the purchase price and can now have the problems fixed before we move in. We hope to stay in this property for some time but when we move again we will use Childs Property Inspections.

    Ben Cooper


  • Thank you Dianne for organising everything so quickly for us. Please pass on our many thanks again to Gavin. I am sure you will hear from us in the not so distant future for additional work.

    Dennis & Brigitte


  • To follow up on our phone call this morning, I would like to say how impressed I was with the conduct of Mr Toskas. It reflects well on your company as a whole. He took time to meet my wife and I after hours at the property and showed me exactly where termites had attacked the fence posts in the past and talked us through what we should do to prevent termites attacking the house in future. It did not come across as a pushy sales pitch and it reassured us that we could proceed with the purchase with confidence. As I come from a part of the world where termites are not a problem I appreciated him taking the time to explain this. We were also satisfied with the building inspection and I am sure we will be equally happy with the site survey report.

    Nigel Bright


  • Thank you for the RPD report. Just some feedback on the 2 inspectors who inspected my property, very professional & knowledgeable. You can be sure I will be recommending your company to friends and colleagues. Kind regards Brad



  • I am writing to say thank you for the wonderful property inspection service you provide. It took us a very long time to buy a house and we had 5 inspections with your company, and I was absolutely 100% satisfied every time with how thorough and professional the inspectors were. I know nothing at all about property and what to look for, so I went out each time with the inspectors - and they really took their time to talk through all my questions and concerns, and make sure I was fully informed. The service was unbelievable value for money - and I just can't recommend you highly enough! Lucy Tully PS. If you could please pass on my individual thanks and appreciation to the building inspector Jim, who came to 4/5 inspections - and is an absolutely wonderful man, and a fantastic building inspector - thanks Jim!

    Lucy Tully


  • I recently had a pre-purchase building and pest inspection carried out by your company and I just wanted to pass on my appreciation to the people who carried out the inspections. The pest report was done by Jim Bowen and the building report was done by Richard; both of whom not only gave a comprehensive written report, but also talked me throughh (I feel with honesty), the countless questions that I had when I rang them; and they also offered the time to answer more questions as they came up. As a result, not only did I develop confidence in the people I was dealing with, (Jim and Richard) I was able to make an informed and educated decision as to whether or not to purchase the property. Which, in my case I didn't. And it was the right decision. So, thank you, Jim and Richard, for your inspection report, honesty and integrity, Lisa

    Lisa Butters


  • Hello Gavin, WOW! What a great report. Thank you very much for that. I will send it through to Peter and my solicitors today. We are moving next Tuesday, full steam on packing up at present though I am trying to work in the midst of the chaos. Thank you again for carrying out the inspection for me, I feel better knowing they know someone has had a proper look at it. Kind regards, Shirley



  • Hi Dianne, Thank you so much for your genuine assistance, prompt service and for sending a great team (Mark and Tim). Please pass on my appreciation for their thoroughness and professionalism. Best Regards, Victor Tadros

    Victor Tadros


  • Dear Team Would like to say a very big thank you for carrying out my Building and Pest Inspections so quickly. Will highly recommend your company to my friends and family Thanks again Kat Sanders

    Kat Sanders


  • Thank you for forwarding this report. I was present at the inspection at 42 Westbourne Street, Stanmore. Please note that the inspectors, Jim and his offsider (who inspected for termites etc) were great. They both fully explained everything they observed. My husband is the solicitor for Sutherland Credit Union and I have told him how impressed I was with the inspection. I hope he passes my recommendation on to Sutherland Credit Union.

    Jeanette Milne


  • In my quest to purchase a property and finding the whole experience quite overwhelming, I stumbled across Childs Property Inspections by a google search and the staff made the building and pest inspection side of things very easy. They were able to fit my inspection the very next day and I had the report within 48 hours of ordering. I would recommend this company to anyone needing a building and pest inspection.

    Mel Warren


  • I used Childs Property Inspections for a Building and Pest inspection on a home I was looking to purchase. The friendly staff and efficient service made the stressful experience a lot easier. The reports were well laid out and I could call the inspector with any questions I had. I will be using this company again.

    Brendan Cooke


  • What a professional company and a great team both in their office and doing the inspections. Just got a Building Report and a Thermal Pest Inspection. Very happy with everything from beginning to end. Easy to book in and done really quickly. The report was really easy to understand too which was great. Have now just signed the contract for my house and am confident I have made the right decision. Really felt they had the experience and were professional enough to do a great job for me. Even my agent commented on how thorough they were. Thanks to the whole team.

    Kelly Lulu


  • Teneale and I would like to thank Childs Property Inspections and in particular the inspector, Peter, for providing the building and pest inspections for a Mortadale property we were looking to buy. Peter had done a fantastic job with the assessment and the report and he was extremely helpful over the phone as well when we needed to clarify something about the access issues he encountered. His report has been the most detailed we have seen and it gave us confidence to put in an offer prior to auction. Consequently, the owners have just recently accepted our offer and we can now call ourselves homeowners! We will certainly be recommending your services to others.



  • Excellent company. They make the whole process so easy. Only took two days to inspect and get a report back. I love that they have photos on the reports, it helps a lot. Great friendly staff.

    B Patt

    Oyster Bay

  • Thank You for the RP Data report. Just some feedback on the 2 inspectors who inspected my property. Very professional and knowledgeable. You can be sure I will be recommending your company to friends and colleagues. Kind regards Brad



  • Hi I am emailing with regards to a pest and building report that was conducted for a property I am purchasing at Pymble on Monday 14th May I am very pleased with several things about the way Childs Property Inspections provided this service: 1. Prompt response to my query and booking of inspections 2. Thorough reports with clear wording 3. I also spoke with Chris Mateer the pest inspector and he was able to give me more clarity about the pest inspection report and was very accommodating with his knowledge and details he found during the inspection. Thank you for the great service and if I ever purchase a place again I know who is doing my pre-inspections. Cheers Roshan



  • Everyone seems to be selling by auctions these days and it gets very expensive to have reports done each time only to then be out bid, when I mentioned to an agent it seems to be the same people at each auction and how expensive things where he suggested I look up Child's Property inspections and so glad I did as I was able to purchase an existing report and save me time and money. Great service I will use you again.

    Kylie Watson


  • Please pass on my thanks for an excellent and comprehensive report. We will definitely be using you again (in a couple of years) and recommending your services to our friends. PS We successfully bid and secured the house at auction.

    David Lockhart


  • Dear Deborah, Thank you very much for sending through our pest and building report. We are greatly impressed with Child's Property Inspections' efficiency and service. regards Heather Smith.

    Heather and Michael Smith


  • I recently required the services of both pest and building inspectors to report on my prospective first home purchase and although I received several recommendations I thought I would investigate myself.

    I found the impressive advertisement in the yellow pages for Childs Property Inspections and while comparing them to other companies soon saw the edge they had over everyone else. Colour reports with photos snapped my attention, while no other company advertised the thermal camera inspection.

    The customer service team were pleasant and easy to deal with, all details were exchanged and booked exceptionally fast and very efficiently.

    The inspection was booked for the next day, and we met with the inspectors at the property. They were both very informative and took the time to explain a great deal of things to us both. We felt the property was in expert hands and were putting our faith and trust into the years of experience of the two friendly gentlemen.

    To my surprise I received the report the following day via email, and the hard copy version of the report arrived the day after.

    I had already started recommending Childs Property Inspectors to other people before receiving the report, that secured the deal. For a process that can be stressful and time consuming, Childs Property Inspectors turned it into a relaxing and informative experience. Although I hope it won’t be in the near future, I will definitely have Childs Property Inspectors present for my next purchase, they are the ones that I trust.

    Heidi Orlowski

    St Clair

  • Thanks very much for the prompt and friendly service! I have told my mortgage broker and our property lawyers at my firm what great service your company provided, and asked them to recommend Childs Property Inspections to others.

    Associate - Dibbs Abbott Stillman Lawyers

    Evonne Cheung

  • I just wanted to drop a quick line to thank both Jim and Gavin for doing such a great job with their inspections yesterday. The report you’ve sent is fantastic! I didn’t expect to see approximate pricing attached for jobs that will require doing to the house. I find this extremely helpful. Tips on when and how to complete the smaller jobs was also an unexpected but greatly appreciated surprise. Altogether, I’m extremely happy with the report sent to me. It’s informative, easy to read and professionally presented. The service was excellent and the price more than reasonable. In fact, I think you’re probably the cheapest in Sydney! Most definitely get value for money. It’s nice to see you’re not charging the earth for your services. It’s hard enough as a young person trying to make ends meet as it is. I'll definitely be recommending you to friends that are considering buying in the near future. Thank you so much.

    PA to GM, Finance & Operations - Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Australia) Pty Ltd

    Rebecca Fenson

  • We would like to say a huge thank you to all of you at Childs. We have been delighted to work with you, and we appreciate your extraordinary efficiency and service. To all of you, have a wonderful Christmas and New year and take care.

    Forum Law

    C. Owens & A. Fontana

  • Please find enclosed a cheque for your Building and Pest reports. Also, my thanks for your thorough work and subsequent advice and care. I will certainly recommend you to any who need this sort of work completed with such professionalism.

    Ash Pasking

  • I have ordered Building and Pest Reports from Childs Property Inspections since 1997. I consider the content of their reports to be the best I have seen. I would recommend Childs Property Services to anyone who requires a thorough professional report.

    J & M Property Conveyancers

    Christine Suesskow

  • This is to confirm that my legal practice through its service company Dalabat Pty Ltd has used the expert services of Childs Property Inspections for over six (6) years now for the benefit of my conveyancing and other clients.

    It is without exception that I am able to say that the building and pest inspection reports and advice provided by Gavin Childs and his team are most comprehensive, informative and professionally thorough. They have been of invaluable assistance to this firm and its clients.

    I would recommend highly Childs Property Inspections and moreover am pleased to endorse any application that organization wishes to make for further or other professional accreditation.

    Solicitor & Attorney & Public Notary

    Tim Weissel

  • Thanks for the report. Am very happy with your firm’s reports as well as the professionalism of your firm. My clients have also given very good feedback about your services.

    Tonkin Lawyers

    Michael Ku

  • Thanks very much. I really appreciate this extra report and your speed and professionalism with the building and pest inspections.

    Stephanie Kain


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