Buying a home is probably the biggest financial decision you will ever make, so it’s important to make an informed decision.
Knowing as much as you can about the condition of the property before you buy will help you avoid problems and extra costs later.
The best way of doing this is to get a pre-purchase property building inspection report.
A pre-purchase building inspection report is a written account of the condition of a property. It should tell you about any significant building defects or problems such as rising damp, movement in the walls (cracking), safety hazards or a faulty roof to name a few.
It is usually carried out before you exchange sale contracts so you can identify any problems with the property which, if left unchecked, could prove costly to repair.
The purpose of a pre-purchase inspection is to provide advice regarding the condition of a property at the time of the inspection. It may also be a mandatory requirement for lenders.
Significant items that are to be reported on are:
• Major defects - this is a defect of significant scale where the problem needs to be fixed to avoid unsafe conditions, loss of use or further deterioration of the property.
• Minor defects - the inspector will generally give an overall impression of the extent of minor defects.
Any major defect is an urgent and serious safety hazard. If you wish to know all minor defects and blemishes this will have to be specified in the Inspection Service Agreement.
Our Inspector will inspect all accessible parts of the property including:
• interior and exterior of the building
• roof space and roof exterior
• underfloor space (if applicable)
• property within 30 metres of the building including: garage, carport and garden shed
• separate laundry or toilet
• retaining walls over 700 mm high
• surface water drainage
• stormwater run-off
• paths and driveways
If you want any other part of the property inspected, this will need to be identified in the Inspection Service Agreement.
With over 35 years extensive experience in the building and construction industry, you can be assured that our knowledge and expertise will be invaluable when you appoint us to perform your Pre-Purchase Property Inspection.
Would YOU appoint your G.P Doctor to perform your open heart surgery? Or would you appoint a specialist Heart Surgeon at what ever the $ cost may be?
We at Inspection Protection are your Specialist Open Heart Surgeons when it comes to your Property Inspections.
We perform all inspections to the Australian Standards AS 4349.1 to ensure you the best possible service available AND your reports will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the inspection!
In addition, we have all relevant public liability and professional indemnity insurances to ensure that you are dealing with a reputable qualified company.