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.
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 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.