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By Jerry Tyrrell
Since the '50s we've been brainwashed about termites and other serious pests of timber in our buildings. If we find termites, we assume the building's going to fall down. And worse, we spend thousands of dollars "nuking" the place with toxic chemicals.
The Pest Pack saves owners the cost of annual pest inspections and can save thousands of dollars on unnecessary chemical treatment or repairs caused by undetected pest damage.
It tells us how to recognise the different types of pests, how to find them and, more importantly, how to prevent infestations in the first place. And, if we do find pests, the step-by-step remedies are easy to follow.
When a pest control company is needed, you'll know what to tell them and what to expect from them without being misled.
No matter what type of property you have or where it is The Pest Pack is good news for owners and the environment.
By Jerry Tyrrell
If buying a home is one of the most important financial and emotional decisions we make, it is also the classic case of caveat emptor - let the buyer beware!
Many purchasers are unaware of what to look out for, or who to turn to for help. Decisions are often made hurriedly, under pressure and doubt. While a mistake can be very expensive to recover from, a successful purchase can set you up for life. You could leave it to luck, or you could turn to House Hunting for some good advice and sound planning, away from the pressures of the market.
House Hunting is a guide for the home buyer - whether it's your first, second or fifth time. It takes you step-by-step through all of the planning, negotiating and financial stages, with realistic advice, tips and tactics, traps to watch out for, auctions and private sales - everything you really need to know.
As a professional property inspector, Jerry Tyrrell has examined thousands of properties for home buyers. Who better to guide us in possibly the biggest financial decision we will ever make?" Paul Clitheroe, The Money Show and IPAC Securities.
"Buying a home is an exciting time, but may also end in heartbreak if the buyer has not done their research. Jerry Tyrrell's invaluable step-by-step guide is a must to read before hitting the homeseeker trail." John McGrath, Managing Director, McGrath Partners Estate Agents.
By Jerry Tyrrell, Tony Ransley and Jane Tyrrell
This publication is an essential reference tool for any owner-builder.
The Owner-Builder Handbook is approved by the Office of Fair Trading New South Wales.
The Handbook is FREE if you simply want to access all the helpful information it contains.
Remember, Tyrrells has inspected over 80,000 properties and has seen thousands of successful building projects. They can help you achieve your goals as an owner-builder.
By Tony Ransley and Jerry Tyrrell
Owners and managers of buildings often face the daunting task of fixing up decades of neglect and mismanagement. Excuses, apologies, complaints, serious unexpected defects and loss of value are sure signs that someone has got the maintenance message wrong. You can prevent or reduce the significance of such problems occurring with carefully planned and executed maintenance
Maintenance is really quite easy once you know how to apply the main principles. The Property Maintenance Handbook de-mystifies this complex field and provides easy-to-follow advice on how to optimise the operation of a building while minimising running costs.
"We need guidance about building maintenance and we get in The Property Maintenance Handbook. The Australian Institute of Construction has checked the technical content for us and we are recommending this publication to our members." Graham K Randell, Executive Director, Home Unit Owners Assoc. of NSW.
"The Property Maintenance Handbook is a practical, easy to read manual which I recommend to all those property managers who care enough about their profession to improve their level of skill and knowledge and who aspire to deliver the very best advice to clients." Stephen Francis, President, Real Estate Institute of NSW.