Buying An Old Home?

Building Inspection in Melbourne

The Importance Of Getting A Building Inspection!

So, you have fallen in love with this turn-of-the-century Victorian charmer in the neighbourhood of your childhood, and best of all, you have figured out all the financial aspects and know that with a mortgage, you can afford to buy it. You also think you’re pretty handy with most repairs around the house – you can even tell the difference between studs, trusses, joists, etc. Should you go for it and sign the dotted lines?

Buying a home is one of the most significant decisions in life a person can make. We’ve been advised time and again that investing in real estate is a wise decision. However, there is much more wisdom in making sure that we get an excellent return for our investment or ROI. This is where you need the services of a building inspector.

A professional building inspector from Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections in Melbourne is just who you can turn to for this detail-oriented task. He will inspect the property, and you will receive an inspection report describing the current conditions. Here are just some of what they check for and include in their report:


  • roof
  • floors
  • walls
  • ceilings
  • Foundation


  • doors
  • windows
  • elevation
  • grading
  • drainage
  • driveways
  • trim
  • fences
  • fascia
  • sidewalks
  • landscaping
  • exterior lights


  • sinks
  • drain
  • traps
  • waste
  • toilets
  • showers
  • faucets
  • furnaces
  • vent pipes
  • ductwork
  • fireplaces
  • chimneys
  • sprinklers
  • potable water
  • water heaters
  • air conditioning

Electrical System:

  • wiring
  • grounding
  • exhaust fans
  • main panel
  • receptacles
  • ceiling fans
  • light fixtures
  • circuit breakers


  • oven
  • dryers
  • range
  • washers
  • dishwasher
  • smoke detectors
  • garbage disposals
  • built-in microwaves


  • slab
  • walls
  • ceiling
  • vents
  • entry
  • firewall
  • lights
  • receptacles
  • exterior
  • windows
  • roof
  • garage door openers

When checking these areas and features of the house, a professional building inspector from Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections will note on the report whether there are any significant defects like structural issues, even minor issues and possible costs to maintain, any leaks or problems with keeping the house water-tight, tell-tale signs of infestation by termites, moulds and other bacteria.

Another critical part of the report is the expert’s opinion on how much it will cost to bring the property up to par. The valuable advice that an expert pre-purchase property inspector can provide to you is one that you can take with you to the negotiating table. Make your offer based on the findings. You have the upper hand in the transaction just in case you decide to buy the property in its current condition. If the findings are good, you have the peace of mind that your purchase will not be the proverbial money pit.

So as you can see, you cannot buy a house without getting it inspected. The security that comes from knowing that an expert has done a thorough job and has put his stamp on the findings is priceless.

The expert team at Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections is dedicated to helping you decide to make one of the most significant purchases in your life – a purchase that is an investment as well. Protect your investment by starting with a pre-purchase inspection.

Finding the right property inspector cannot get more comfortable than hiring Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections. Check our website and read our client testimonials.