Building Inspections

Pre Purchase Building & Pest Inspections

We have next day service available for our Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspection Reports.  Ask us now.

Pre-purchase inspections can save you from costly building repairs and maintenance. You should always know what you're getting into before investing in something as valuable as a house, unit or commercial property.

We are qualified to provide a visual Pre Purchase Building inspection which relates to the structural adequacy of the Building and Timber Pest inspection report which relates to Termites, Borers and Wood Decay.  These reports are provided separately or we can complete both the reports at the same time, for a discounted fee.  We inspect all types of properties such as domestic, commercial and industrial properties.

The combined Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspection is our most comprehensive service and is strongly recommended for all properties as it covers both the building inspection and timber pests. Australia has a high risk of subterranean termites that can weaken the foundations of your building, or even the entire home.

Building inspections cover issues that are not immediately apparent and can vary significantly depending on the age of the building, extent of maintenance which has been undertaken over the years and other important issues not readily noticeable.  Such as:

Building Inspection

    • Leaking roofs or damaged roof plumbing.
    • Structural cracks or timber framing inadequacies.
    • Leaking showers or baths/wet areas.
    • Damp issues such as rising damp or penetrating damp.
    • Poor external drainage or storm water concerns.
    • Main structural elements.
    • Potential safety hazards such as collapsing balconies

Timber Pest Inspection

  • Wood decay (fungal decay)
  • Borers
  • Termites

Our comprehensive reporting is based on the Australian Standard 4349.1 and 3-2007 and includes areas such as the building interior, building exterior, roof interior, roof exterior, sub floor, the site and standard services.

When Should Sydney Buyers Conduct a Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspection?

Inspection reports are not only valuable for buyers, they can be an asset for vendors. Vendor reports are often used by vendors selling their homes by auction and by private treaty.

When you purchase your property, there is a five-day “cooling off” period. During this time period, you have the option of canceling your contract provided you have given written notice. Many prospective buyers use this five-day period to conduct their inspections, although it is highly recommended you conduct an inspection before signing your contractual agreement.

Conducting an inspection before a contract exchange will give you time to study the information thoroughly for an informed appraisal of the property’s worth and the extent of issues that need to be addressed, with possible additional consideration for renovation and repair costs.

The cooling off period does not apply to properties bought at auctions nor for contract exchanges made on the same day that property has been passed into auction.

We strongly recommend that property buyers utilise the comprehensive Combined Building Inspection and Pest Inspection report for a full analysis of the structural integrity of the premises, including pest controls. This will help you develop a clear picture of the property's worth and may be a key factor in your negotiations.

Arranging an inspection of your home before selling can be useful in a number of ways. You may have structural problems you weren't aware of and a building inspection can alert you to any damages that could depreciate the value of your property, giving you time to fix existing problems before they become expensive ones.

A comprehensive inspection report means there will be no last minute reductions on the buyer's offer. The status of your property's maintenance and upkeep is an established record that you can use to uphold your property's value.

It will save you time in arranging access for various companies inspecting your property during the pre-auction or pre-sale period.

It will increase the clearance rate at auctions as the prospective buyers will know more about your property, increasing their confidence to proceed with a contractual agreement.

There will be a reduced price on subsequent copies of the report for prospective buyers (eg. If transferred into the buyer's name.)

We are able to carry out full pre purchase building and pest inspections throughout Sydney.

Free call to book for your inspection on 1300 885 179.

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