Why get a building inspection?

The property you’re looking to buy could look fine on the surface, but have a long list of defects and issues that you can’t see. Defects and issues that could potentially cost you tens of thousands of dollars to fix. So it makes sense to get a house inspection and building report before you buy.

Who can do a building report?

Here in Melbourne there are no regulations as to who can and can’t perform a building inspection and provide you with a report. Pretty much anyone can call themselves a Building Inspector, regardless of whether or not they have any experience, qualifications or training in the building industry or property inspections.