I just received a building report (contrary to my mortgage broker and conveyancer's recommendations, saying it is a waste of money on a strata property) and am thoroughly disappointed. The number of disclaimers, and further references to structural engineers essentially rendered the report worthless. Somehow, I don't think this is an isolated case after talking to some people in the office who recently purchased property. So I am wondering, has anyone used structural engineers INSTEAD OF building inspectors? Are they much more expensive? Were they worth it?