More Singapore home owners opting for defect inspection services, but is industry in need of checks?

Demand for home defects inspection is rising, with industry players citing a 20 per cent increase in business since 2015. Defects inspector Joelson Sim offers tips on how to spot them.
Mr Sim using a network cable tester to check if the data point in the home is working.
Mr Sim using a network cable tester to check if the data point in the home is working.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
If any defects are spotted, they are marked out with a piece of blue tape and a post-it note stating the nature of the defect.
If any defects are spotted, they are marked out with a piece of blue tape and a post-it note stating the nature of the defect. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

SINGAPORE - Spending a few hundred dollars to ensure their new homes are in good condition and to avoid future repair costs has become a must-do for Singaporean home owners.

Many are signing up in droves for home defect inspection services once they collect their keys, fuelling a growth in the industry that has low barriers of entry.

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