What Does A Building Inspection in Melbourne Include

Building Inspection in Melbourne

A Building Inspection – What does it Include?

Congratulations! You’re probably thinking about buying a house, and you’ve heard about the importance of building inspections. Or maybe you’re just doing a bit of research on the checklist of ‘things to do before buying a home’. But what do they actually include? Well, good question. Here at Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections, we are the first point of call for Melbourne building inspections, so you’ve come to the right place to work out what they are all about.

We’ll Arrange It

When you are serious about a property, you’ll need to find out what its true condition is. However, taking the word of the real estate agent’s report is risky business. By booking an inspection with us, we will arrange a time to attend the property. You’re welcome to make it along. However, we understand that this isn’t always possible.

The Inspection

We pride ourselves on our ability to carry out the thorough of Melbourne’s building inspections. Licensed in construction, we are familiar with a plethora of building styles, which—along with their characteristics—bring different types of faults. Our inspector will attend the home and inspect a number of different areas of the home. In particular, these are:

  •      The interior of the building
  •      The roof void
  •      The roof exterior
  •      The building’s exterior
  •      The sub-floor space
  •      The property within 30m of the building

Throughout the inspection, we will check for more defects than you can possibly imagine. However, the most common ones we see are general ageing, safety concerns, weatherproofing, structural integrity, rust, moisture damage, and drainage issues. We will also photograph what we find in order to provide you with a report.

The Report

After checking each area, the next vital step is providing you with a detailed and concise report of our findings. We will summarise all the defects found throughout the Melbourne property, but we will also categorise them as ‘minor’ or ‘major’. The report will be clearly divided by the area inspected, which will help you navigate through the report (they are roughly 100 pages long).

The most imperative aspect of our report is the recommendations. We will advise you of the nature of the defect, but also what type of specialised tradesman can help you further.

What Next?

After gaining all of this information, you’re probably wondering what you can do with it all. However, the advantage of having a Melbourne building inspection carried out is quite clear. Once you know all about the home’s defects you could:

  1. Seek advice on the repairs by speaking to a tradesman qualified to fix it.
  2. Budget for the future by knowing what it might cost to have the repairs carried out.
  3. Negotiate a better price if it is a private sale. Knowing the defects could be a powerful bargaining tool.
  4. Avoid the sale altogether if you think that the asking price isn’t reflective of the problems. Or if spending time getting them fixed is too much of a hassle.

Contact The Professionals

There is no substitute for peace of mind when buying a home; it is vital that you act with due diligence before committing to such an investment. Premium Pre-Purchase inspections will help you with your every need for Melbourne building inspections. Call us on 0412 515 498 or book online today.

 

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