Pre-purchase Building inspection

It may seem like one of the more tedious aspects of buying a home, but building inspections are a necessary part of the buying process.

The real estate equivalent of a test drive, we let you know whether the property you’re thinking of buying is worth the asking price, or whether it’s worth buying at all.

Here’s why a pre-purchase building inspection is absolutely essential.
A pre-purchase building inspection is an assessment of a property’s condition that is conducted by a qualified inspector. It covers everything from faulty roofs to rising damp and cracked walls, and generally includes information on whether these faults can be repaired and how much these repairs would cost.

A lot of buyers ask their inspectors to check for pest damage during the inspection too. This usually costs a little extra, but is generally advisable, given the extensive damage termites and other pests can cause.

Given your home will cost well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind, and ultimately a lot less expensive than buying a home that needs extensive repairs.

If you opt for a pre-purchase building inspection, you will find out exactly what needs to be done to bring the building up to where you’d like it to be, meaning that you’ll be able to ask for quotes from the relevant builders and trades people.

As a result, you’ll be able to put together a comprehensive budget for repairs.

A pre-purchase building inspection will also reveal any areas of the home that are unsafe. For example, it might highlight the presence of asbestos and other dangerous materials, or pinpoint missing balustrades and cracks in walls.

Being made aware of such hazards allows you to make an informed decision on whether to buy the home.

Assessments Are Carried Out By A Registered Builder With Over 42 Years Industry Experience