Melbourne Pre-Purchase Inspections

Get the real story about your potential investment. Be sure – to be sure.

Whilst the property may look great, and no doubt you’re being told it is in great condition, it is import to have the opinion and guidance of an industry expert.

A Building Inspection Melbourne is recommended before any cooling off periods and well before an auction date. Our report will give you a clear picture and accurate description of what problems the property may have. This valuable information may also strengthen your position in negotiations.

Our Building Inspections Melbourne specialists carry out both pre-purchase building inspections and presale (vendor) building inspections. We cover all suburbs of Melbourne. Your Building Inspection Reports will be available within 24 hours of the inspection, or same day if required.

Our Building Inspections are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards 4349.1

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Building Inspection Reports

Each of our building inspections Melbourne contain a comprehensive written report detailing all the findings. Clear photos from the inspection and their relevance  will form a complete report giving you the important knowledge and understanding of the property before the sale is finalised.

We also provide a conclusion to give an overall impression of the property condition – relative to similar properties in a reasonably well-maintained condition.

For the full picture…

We highly recommend that Melbourne property buyers carry out a Combined Building and Pest Inspection to provide you with full insight into a property.

‘Infestation of pests can lead to building defects –and building defects can lead to pest infestations.’

Here are some of the hidden major building defects we find:

  • Damaged roof plumbing and leaking roofs
  • Timber framing failures and inadequacies
  • Structural cracks
  • Slow and fast leaks from showers or baths and wet areas
  • Rising damp or penetrating damp issues
  • Destabilised or inadequate footings of the building
  • Poor external drainage or stormwater systems
  • Safety hazards such as collapsing structures
  • Potential Fire Hazards
  • Redundant and inefficient water heaters
  • Water hammer or poor water pressure
  • All sorts of ‘cover up jobs’ exposed


Our Building Inspector will investigate and report on:

  • The roof exterior and interior
  • The building exterior and interior
  • The building interior
  • The subfloor structure
  • Decks and verandas
  • Fences
  • Flooring and stairs
  • Non-compliant building work
  • Windows
  • Carport and garage

During a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection we inspect:

  • Interior of the building
  • Exterior of the building
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Windows and Window Frames
  • Doors and Door Frames
  • Plastering
  • Painting
  • Bathrooms, En-suites, Kitchen, Laundry, WC
  • Stairs
  • Balustrades and Handrails
  • Toilets
  • Baths
  • Shower recess
  • Basins
  • Taps
  • Bench tops
  • Cabinets
  • Tiling
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings
  • Hot Water Units
  • Rising Damp
  • Moisture in wet areas
  • Roof space framing structures
  • Roof coverings
  • Gutters
  • Skylights
  • Vents and Flues
  • Flashings
  • Valleys
  • Eaves
  • Fascias and Barges
  • Downpipes
  • Insulation
  • Downlight safety
  • Sarking
  • Subfloor supports
  • Ventilation
  • Drainage
  • Piers
  • Exterior walls including Cladding
  • Lintels
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Pergolas
  • Decking
  • Patios
  • Balconies
  • With in 30m of the house and within the boundaries of the site
  • Fencing
  • Retaining walls
  • Paths
  • Driveways and water drainage
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Detached Laundry