When Should I Call A Building Inspector?

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First Class Building Inspections

Home ownership is a serious consideration. Many aspects and areas of the home need a thorough look-see first, before signing on the dotted line. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, a building inspector can help you ensure you are achieving the best possible outcome.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections, we can help you no matter where you are in your buying or selling transactions. We have helped hundreds of Victorian residents over the years; providing them with first-class building inspections.

Keep reading to discover when you should call a building inspector:

First Of All, What Does A Building Inspector Do?

At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, our professional building inspection team will assess your chosen property; looking for defects and provide you with a detailed list of what is wrong – both major and minor. Every member of our inspection team has extensive industry experience and knowledge, so you can rest assured you are in reliable hands!

The principal advantages of acquiring the services of a building inspector are:

1. Know what the problems are. By understanding any issues within the property, you can assess whether or not they are significant enough to influence your decision to buy. You can also establish what repair costs might be.

2. Negotiate. It is where you can gain leverage. By better understanding the home’s condition, you can endeavour to negotiate a better price if you are going through a private sale.

3. Seek good advice. A building inspector will provide vital information of the defects, and which experts to call to fix them. At this point, you can ascertain how these issues could affect property in the long haul and what the repairs could involve.

The advantages of having a building inspection are quite clear, but not all purchase procedures are the same. So, here’s the question to ask: when should a building inspector visit?

Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

When you’re in the market to buy, it can be an exciting time! However, this excitement should not be the reason for you to go ahead and buy the first home that gets your attention. At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we will provide you with an in-depth understanding of your desired property’s defects and how severe they are before signing on the dotted line.

Pre-Auction Building Inspections

The same applies to homes that are up for auction. You can organise for our team to head out and inspect a property before auction day so you can ensure you are making a confident bid.

Pre-Sale Building Inspections

If you’re thinking about selling your property, we can help you achieve the best possible price! Our team will come, inspect your property and provide you with a list of things that you may want to change or fix before putting your home on the market. A bonus to a pre-sale inspection is that you can present your potential buyers with the report; instilling confidence in them and potentially resulting in a quicker sale.

If you’re thinking about buying a new Victorian property or selling your existing one, a building inspection is the only way to go! Give The Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections team a call today!

How Can A Building Inspection Service Help Me Get The Best Price For My Property?

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Investing In A Pre-sale Building Inspection

When it comes time to sell your Melbourne property, it’s only natural that you’ll want to get the best price for your investment. However, many homeowners struggle to identify areas of the home that are just bringing their property’s market value down.

It is because some of the more severe and costly defects within a home are only visible to a highly trained eye. Many potential buyers will invest in a building inspection that will bring these issues to light and potentially bring down their property offer or eliminate it all together.

Knowing this, why not get one step ahead? At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we help you get one step forward of the game! Our pre-sale building inspection services will help you identify any issues, both major and minor, allowing you to make amendments before putting your home on the market.

Keep on reading and find out more about the benefits of a pre-sale building inspection

Identify Defects

Throughout our thorough inspection process, we will identify defects, both major and minor and present them to you in a comprehensive building report.

Each of our reports is coupled with picture evidence, making it easy for you to understand where the issues lie. From here, you can opt whether or not to fix these issues before placing your home on the market, which will only increase your home’s value!

Establish Trust With Buyers

Upon open inspections, presenting your potential buyers with a building inspection report for your home will help establish trust. It is because you are offering them with a professional report that will either inform them of areas of the house that may require maintenance or a statement that reinforces the fact that the home is worth their money.

By doing so, it can create more significant interest, push the sale price up and result in a quicker sale.

Get The Best Possible Price

As mentioned previously, a pre-sale building inspection will help you achieve more for your Melbourne home. It is done by yourself assessing the inspection results and choosing to up your asking price, or establishing trust within potential buyers which will see them pay more for your property.

If you’re looking to sell your Melbourne property, investing in a pre-sale building inspection from Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections will see your property price soar! What are you waiting for? Call the Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections today!

The Importance Of Hiring A Professional Pre Purchase Building Inspector?

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The Importance Of A Professional Pre Purchase Building Inspector

When it comes to purchasing a new property, it’s highly likely you’re making a significant investment. At the time it can be easy to become overwhelmed with mixed emotions of excitement, nervousness and anxious at times throughout the entire process. With so many things to take care of, you can be forgiven for a few things slip through the cracks.

However, an area that should never be overlooked is the importance of hiring a pre-purchase building inspector. With Australian consumer law only covering purchases of up to $40,000, your home or the home you’re about to sign for is no longer covered. To ensure you are purchasing a property that is well worth your hard earned money and won’t be a continuing money pit in the near future, investing in a pre-purchase building inspection is the only way to go.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we have been providing the residents of Victoria with high-quality building inspections for years. Our talented and fully qualified inspection team will help you identify major and minor defects as well as providing you with trusted knowledge and advice moving forward.

Below we have listed some of the significant reasons as to why you should invest in a pre-purchase building inspection when purchasing your next Victorian property:


Unreliable Building

When you’re buying a property, and you’re not planning on renovating anytime soon, you don’t want to be investing into a home or building that is riddled with structural issues that will only cause headaches and cost money in the future.

If you’re looking to buy an existing property, chances are you probably didn’t have anything to do with the construction process. And unfortunately, people cut corners at times, which can lead to poor workmanship and substantial issues in the future.

Poor workmanship is often the result of a lack of knowledge and skill. However, with Premium Pre Purchase Building Inspections is made up of a team of fully qualified industry professionals who approach each job with a meticulous eye and high knowledge base. Meaning that we will easily identify even the smallest of defects.

This is then translated into your fully comprehensive building inspection report, providing you with all that you need to make an educated buying decision.


Structural Integrity

We will also highlight any present or foreseeable weaknesses within the property’s structure. Things such as uneven foundations, pesky termites and water damages are all contributing factors to poor structural integrity, which can not only lead to expensive repairs but also compromise your safety.

If you’re looking to purchase a property, ensure you are making the right choice with Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections. Our years of industry experience and passion for what we do make us the only choice for your building inspection needs. Call today!

What Makes Us Different From Other Building Inspectors?

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What Sets Us Apart From Other Building Inspectors

Congratulations! You’ve found a property you love and are about to sign, but have you thought about the measures you should take to protect yourself from making a poor investment choice?

A pre-purchase building inspection is a perfect way to provide yourself with the property knowledge required to ensure that you make the right investment choice. However, when selecting a pre-purchase building inspector you want to ensure that you are hiring one with the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and extensive inspection service.

At Premium Pre Purchase Building Inspections, we have been helping the residents and buyers in Victoria’s property market make investment choices that they are knowledgeable and comfortable with. Keep reading to understanding why a Premium Pre Purchase Building Inspection is the only way to go.


Qualified, Experienced and Knowledgeable

With over 30 years of experience, our team is well equipped to provide you with a building inspection service that is second to none. Our team is made up of registered builders and qualified pest inspectors, so as you can imagine we’ve seen it all! We will be able to identify the dodgy cover-ups, shoddy work and structural issues that will only cause problems further down the line.


Latest Equipment

Unlike other building inspectors in the industry, our team will always go below the surface to ensure that every area of the property is thoroughly checked over. We will even go as far to check under the floors and in the roof cavity. We pride ourselves on being able to use state of the art infrared cameras and moisture meters throughout every aspect of the building, so you can rest assured that we will provide you with the knowledge required to know exactly what the property’s issues are and how much it will cost you to fix them should you choose to move forward with the build.


Extensive Reports

At Premium Pre Purchase Building Inspections, we understand the property market, particularly Victoria’s, is a fast-paced one. This is why you can expect your detailed building inspection report to be delivered to you within 24 hours of your inspection. Each report is extensively filled out and details defects and issues room by room with photographic evidence making it an easy to read reference point for you.


Buying In Victoria? Need A Professional Building Inspection? Give Us A Call!

If you’re about to purchase a new property, make sure you’re making a wise investment choice and invest in a building inspection. At Premium Pre Purchase Building Inspections, we have a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years of industry experience so you can rest assured that we will provide you with a premium building inspection service. Call or book online today!


How to Get the Most Out Of Your Building Inspection?

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Get The Most Out Of Your Building Inspection

Buying a new Melbourne property is a huge milestone for a buyer no matter how experienced they may be in the real estate market. Like anyone, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your investment and the many costs that come along with it.

Many buyers mistakenly feel that investing in a building inspection is an unnecessary cost. This couldn’t be further from the truth. With Australian consumer law only protecting purchases of up to $40,000, a professional building inspection can save you thousands of dollars before you even commit yourself to such a significant investment.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections, we believe in providing our clients with the ultimate value. That’s why we’ve listed the potential issues one of our building inspections will identify as well as ways you can make the most out of your building inspection.

What Will We Look Out For In Your Pre-Purchase Building Inspection?

Unreliable Building

If you’re looking at a property that already has an existing dwelling, the chances are that you didn’t have any say in the building process or the company or people that built it. Unfortunately, some builders can cut corners resulting in work that is less than impressive, which can lead to larger problems further down the line.

Our team know exactly what to look for and will be able to identify any dodgy building techniques that would normally be hidden to the naked eye.

Structural Damages

At Premium Pre-purchase Inspections, our building inspection services will be able to identify any weaknesses a home may have. Things such as uneven foundations, poor workmanship and the presence of pests are all factors that can contribute to a building being structurally unsound, which can result in an unsafe place to live.

Our building inspections will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve throughout the purchasing journey. We will highlight both major and minor defects present on the property and provide you with a detailed building inspection report within one day of your inspection.

How Can You Make The Most Out of Your Building Inspection?

Negotiate a Better Price

With our detailed building inspection report you will be able to identify both major and minor issues with the property, budget for repairs and adjust your offer or bid to suit. Which could potentially result in you getting the house of your dreams much cheaper!

Attend Your Inspection and Ask Questions and Advice

We always advise that our clients attended their building inspection if possible. This gives them the opportunity to make the most out of the inspection by seeing defects first hand and asking any burning questions you may have straight away!  

Looking For a Professional Melbourne Building Inspection?

If you’re in need of a building inspection for a potential Melbourne property, look no further than the team at Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections today!

5 Common Questions to Ask Your Pre Purchase Building Inspector

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Common Questions To Ask Your Bayside Building Inspector

Whether you’re entering the real estate market for the first time, or you’re a veteran it can be a daunting experience. With so many aspects to consider and things to tick off of the to-do list, you can be forgiven for overlooking certain areas.

However, an area of the buying process that should never be overlooked is the value of a professional building inspection. A building inspection from the Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections team can help you to make the buying process a less stressful and more confident one. Each member of our team has unbeatable experience and knowledge that you can trust.  

So if you’re buying a new Bayside property, we’ve listed a few key questions that you should be asking your potential building inspectors to ensure that they are the right fit for you throughout your real estate journey.


Questions to Ask Your Building Inspector

What Qualifications Do You Have?

When looking for a building inspector, you want to make sure that they hold all of the necessary qualifications to ensure you are getting a professional opinion.

Each member of our team holds professional qualifications, backed up by over 30 years of industry experience meaning you can rest assured that you can trust our building inspection services throughout your next Bayside purchase.


What Areas of the Property Do We Cover?

Also, ask a building inspection company what areas of the home they will actually look at. This could potentially save you thousands in repairs further down the line. At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we will cover the entire interior and exterior of your home as well as any other structures on the property.

Our team will look for both major and minor damages and provide these findings to you in a thoroughly detailed building inspection report within 24 hours.


How quickly can we book in your appointment?

The Melbourne real estate market is a fast-paced one, especially in Bayside, and so when you’ve found a property you love you want to make a smart decision, while also acting fast.

Our team can book in your building report within 24 hours of your first enquiry. On top of this, you can expect your report back to you within one day of your property being completed.


 How Long Does an Inspection Take?

At Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections, we will always ensure that our services are thorough. We tell our clients to expect that our services will go for around 2 hours, plus a further 20 minute run through once the initial inspection is completed. This is to ensure that our team is able to cover all areas of the property sufficiently.


  Can I be Present at the Building Inspection?

Yes! Our team encourages our clients to be present at the time of inspection as this is the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions, as well as go through each area of the property and see first-hand any defects.

If you’re looking for a professional Bayside building inspection service, look no further than the Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections team! Call or book online today!

Is Investing in A Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Worth it?

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Investing in A Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

When it comes to purchasing a new Bayside property, it should be an exciting milestone for you. However, along with the excitement comes feelings of stress as well as a multitude of things to take care of.

This is an expensive time, and at Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Bayside, we find that this is a time where people tend to cut things out that feel may be an unnecessary expense. Unfortunately, more often than not this tends to mean that they skip out on getting a professional building inspection on their potential Bayside property.

A Premium Pre-Purchase building inspection can save you thousands when it comes to buying a property that could potentially be filled with costly defects. At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections in Bayside, we aim to make your buying process less stressful. One of our professional building inspections will help you to identify any problems that may cost you money in the near future, here’s how:

Structural Issues

Your Bayside building inspector will be able to highlight any weaknesses within the structure of the home. Factors such as poor workmanship, uneven foundations or damages from pests are all factors that can contribute to compromising a property’s structural integrity.

Our Bayside pre-purchase building inspections will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve throughout your buying process.

Dodgy Builders

If you are purchasing a property that is already established, there’s a good chance that you had nothing to do with the home’s construction. It could be that the trades that built your home carried out work that was less than desirable, which in turn can present problems.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections in Bayside, our team will be able to identify any issues that may present problems with the home’s structural integrity and if it requires repair work.

Termites and Other Pests

Most building inspections don’t offer pest inspections as an additional service. At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Bayside, we offer our clients both!

This is a fantastic way to make the most out of your building inspection service. Using specialist knowledge and equipment, our team will inspect the property for the presence of termites, any damages and any aspects of the home that may encourage the presence of termites in the future.  

Save Money On Your Final Offer

When you invest in a pre-purchase building inspection on a Bayside property, you give yourself potential leverage when it comes to bargaining for a better price.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we provide all of our clients with a comprehensive inspection report within 24 hours. This allows you budget for repairs, show any potential defects to the owners and negotiate a better price!

We think the choice is clear! When it comes to buying a new property in Bayside, a pre-purchase building inspection should be high on your priority list. Protect your property investment and call the Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections team today!

Ensure You Don’t Get Trapped into The Common Pre Purchase Defects

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Common Pre Purchase Defects

When it comes to purchasing a new Bayside property, there is an extensive list of important things that need to be taken care of before you sign on the dotted line. In an affluent area such as Bayside, you want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment. Most buyers fall in love with a property and find themselves getting caught up in the excitement of buying a new home in Bayside. However, not many consider the fact that a home can have a multitude of defects lying hidden beneath the property’s cosmetic surface.  

At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Bayside, we can help you understand the problems that a house might have before you commit to the sale. It will mean that you will know all of the ins and outs of the property, which best prepares, you to adjust your offer if need be or seek advice on the cost of repairs which can, in turn, save you thousands in the long run.

To help give you a better understanding of building inspections, we have listed exactly what we look for when completing a property building inspection in Bayside below:

Areas We Will Inspect During a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection:

Exterior: This is often the first area we will inspect during a building inspection in Bayside, as any issues that are found here may translate to those inside. We will look at a home’s:

o    Exterior walls (this includes window and doors, claddings and lintels)

o    Balconies, Verandas, Patios and Decks

o    Stairs

o    The frame and structure as a whole

Interior: This is the area of a property where the most obvious or prominent problems are found, as well as any minor cosmetic defects. Our building inspectors will be able to identify any defects or issues that could cause serious problems if not attended to, as well as where pressing problems are coming from. We will look at the following when completing a building inspection of your Bayside property:

o    Walls (cracking, moisture stains)

o    Ceilings (moisture stains)

o    Windows

o    Doors and Frames

o    Flooring (movement in the foundation)

o    Stairs

o    Ventilation Issues

Roof Exterior and Interior (void)

The roof of your home is quite an important part, after all, it provides you and your family with the ultimate protection against the weather all year round. To ensure that your Bayside property’s roof is complying with Australian Standards and protecting your family we will look at the following areas during our pre-purchase building inspection service:

o    Tiles, Shingles and Slates

o    Roof Sheeting

o    Gables

o    Skylights, Vents, Flues

o    Eaves, Fascias & Barges

o    Guttering & Downpipes

o    Framing

o    Party Walls

o    Sarking

o    Insulation

Call Bayside’s Leading Building Inspection Team!

If you’re looking to purchase a property in Bayside, make a smart choice and protect your investment. With one of our pre-purchase building inspections, you will be able to gain an in-depth understanding of the property and make an informed decision from there. Call the Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections team today!

What Does A Building Inspection in Melbourne Include

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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.


When To Organise A Building Inspection in Melbourne

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When do I Organise A Building Inspection in Melbourne?

If you’re in the process of buying a property for the first time, you might be seeking clarification on what a building inspection in Melbourne consists of and when it might be needed. Alternatively, you might have had a nasty experience with a previous sale and you’d like to err on the side of caution. Whatever the reason, building inspections are a truly imperative aspect of buying a house.

So What Is It?

If you are thinking about a building inspection, be sure to employ the services of a construction industry expert that is familiar with plenty of different carpentry styles. They will attend the property that you are thinking of buying and check it for all different kinds of defects—both large and small. The in-depth report will provide you with a rundown of what has been found, which helps you in a number of ways:

  1. Seek advice on repairs. This is a critical aspect of having a building inspection. Once you know what the problems are, you can establish how serious the problems are by speaking to specialised tradesmen.
  2. Budget. If you know how much the repairs might cost, it could be the difference in how high your offer goes.
  3. Negotiate. If the defects are significant enough, they can provide you with critical bargaining power in the event of a private sale. If going to auction, it might mean setting yourself a lower limit if you know the property value is affected.

When Should I Book A Building Inspection?

Not all sales processes are the same. Some are private, and some are by auction. However, building inspections should always be undertaken before you agree to a sale. Once you have committed, there is little-to-no recourse—even if the house is full of problems. A building inspection for your Melbourne property will ensure that you are best prepared for going to the market.  

Pre-purchase Building Inspection

In this instance, we will contact the vendor and book in a time to attend the property before you make an offer. Once you know what the problems are, you might like to alter your offer, negotiate a better one, or avoid making one entirely.

Pre-Auction Building Inspection

Auctions are exciting, but they are also legally binding! Once that hammer comes down there is no going back; you are committed to the sale. A building inspection prior to an auction will give you a wealth of knowledge about what you are bidding for. By understanding the defects of the Melbourne home, you can go in with a much cooler head—especially because you will have a greater knowledge of what the house is really worth.

Independent Is Key!

Some real estate agents can offer building inspection reports free of charge, but these are not always reliable. They might be missing critical information to help push the sale. Booking with an independent inspector such as Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections in Melbourne will ensure a meticulous approach where nothing is left out. We are undoubtedly the best option for your Melbourne building inspection. Call us on 0412 515 598 for a quote, or book online today.