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Why A Pre-purchase Property Inspection Is So Important

When buying a property, for most it can be a daunting experience. It is the fear of the unknown that gets homebuyers in a panic, and with Australian Consumer Protection Law only covering purchases of up to $40,000 it’s understandable. Once you sign for a property it’s solely your responsibility.

Hence why it makes sense that you want to obtain as much security and background knowledge as possible when making such a significant financial investment. A pre-purchase building inspection is the perfect way to do this and at Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections, we can help!

We have been serving the residents of Melbourne with first-class, professional and thorough pre-purchase building inspections for over 30 years, saving them thousands of dollars in repairs and providing them with the peace of mind they deserve throughout the buying process. We’ve listed a few aspects that we identify in one of our pre-purchase building inspection services that could save you a considerable amount of money!

Dodgy Building

Sometimes people don’t do things the way they should, and unfortunately, the construction industry is no exception. If you’re looking to purchase an established property, chances are you had nothing to do with the construction process, and therefore you had no say in the professionals that completed the job. While that is entirely out of your control, it can prove to be a problematic issue in the future if the tradesmen carried out work that doesn’t comply with Australian standards. This is where our pre-purchase building inspections come in.

Our years of industry experience translates to a pre-purchase building inspection team that can successfully and efficiently identify where trades may have gone wrong. A skilled inspector can determine whether or not it affects a property’s value or if the homes structural integrity is compromised and if repairs are required.


If a property has any identified water damage, it can not only cause havoc with the home’s materials; it can also lead to the frustrating invasion of termites. When timber in a home's structure comes in contact with water, it creates the perfect feasting ground for termites, and you’re effectively serving up the little pests a costly, five-course meal.
However, making the smart decision to invest in a pre-purchase building inspection with an additional pest inspection can save you significantly in years to come!

A termite infestation can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs, and in extreme cases can result in a home being deemed uninhabitable. Because of the risks that termites present for both your health and your property, we advise that you complete a pre-purchase pest inspection before moving in and continually once every two years.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections, our team of expert inspectors are also professionally trained in completing pest inspections, providing you with not only peace of mind, but also preventing you from making a costly investment.

Budget for Repairs

At Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections, we understand that the real estate market is not only competitive but also extremely fast-paced. That’s why you can expect your inspection report within 24 hours of inspection completion. This will provide you with adequate time to assess the report, decide budget in repair work and provide you with much-needed leverage when negotiating a sale price.

Protect Yourself And Your Investment - Call the Professionals Today!

No homeowner wants to move into the house of their dreams, only to realise it’s riddled with expenses. That’s why investing in a pre-purchase property inspection is so important. A pre-purchase building inspection almost acts as a buyer’s insurance. If you’re looking to buy, make the right investment choice and call Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections today!

What Is Covered In A Building Inspection Report?

Purchasing a new home, no matter whether it’s your first property or your 10th is nothing short of an exciting experience. The property you’ve fallen in love with may look perfect on the surface, but underlying could be a long list of costly defects.

With Australian Consumer Law only offering buyer’s protection for purchases of up to $40,000, once you sign on the dotted line, you are solely responsible for the property as well as anything that may go wrong. In order to make sure you're making a smart investment choice, investing in a pre-purchase property inspection is the way to go.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections we offer clients a thorough, first-class building inspection experience, which could potentially save you thousands of dollars further down the line. We’ve listed exactly what we’ll look out for in your property inspection below:

Minor Defects

With 30 years experience, we’ve seen it all! We bring this experience to each of our pre-purchase property inspections.

Our team looks not only for major defects but also minor defects present in a property. These may be considered as superficial issues including; peeling paintwork or fading window and door frames. They could also be considered as an area of the home that may require more work in the future if left unattended. The latter is the type of minor defect that we observe closely, mainly due to how costly it may be for our clients if left unnoticed.

For example, moisture builds up in a bathroom caused by a leaking tap. While this is initially nothing to be too concerned about, if left unattended the leak will only get worse and lead to further headaches.

One of these headaches could be termites! Most timber is a feasting ground for these unsightly critters. If your property were to become a termite’s playground, the repair approach could prove to be difficult and costly!

A simple pre-purchase property inspection can save you a much unwanted and unnecessary headache.

Major Defects

Major defects are usually the result of a once much smaller issue that has been left unattended. In some cases, these major defects can result in a home that is structurally unsound, seriously compromising the property and often leaving the property uninhabitable. Here’s where a pre-purchase building inspection can help!

As part of our pre-purchase building inspection service, one of the first areas we look at for indications of structural damages is the roofline. This can be due to dilapidation or inadequate repair work.

A roof that is structurally compromised or at risk of collapse is a serious defect. When it comes to defects such as these, it is important for you the understand the financial burden that comes with such damages. More importantly, major defects could have a large impact on the sale price, these major problems will give you bargaining power should you choose to move forward with the sale.

Book A Professional Today!

If you’re in the market to purchase a property, ensure that you are making a smart investment decision by investing in pre-purchase building inspection. The Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections team have over 30 years’ experience in the industry and are committed to providing our clients a thorough and extensive property inspection. Give the team a call today to organise your free quote!

Reasons To Invest In A Building Inspection

When looking to purchase a new home, it can be easy to find yourself over-excited with the first one that takes your fancy. You picture yourself and your family living and making a life there; we get it, it’s easy to do. However, one thing that homebuyers should never do is buy on impulse. Buying a property is such a significant investment, and you want to ensure that you’ve made the right decision and a worthwhile investment.

A great way to do this when purchasing a new home is to invest in a pre-purchase building inspection service to protect yourself and your investment. At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we have been providing the residents of Melbourne with first-class building inspection services for years, providing our clients with the peace of mind they deserve throughout this stressful process.

To find out why you should always invest in pre-purchase building inspection, keep reading:

Find Out About Defects

As part of the pre-purchase building inspection process, our building inspectors will carefully inspect the property and list all of the defects, both major and minor, found within the property.

In our inspection report, we will showcase each of the property’s defects (with photographs), along with the severity of the damage. It will give you a detailed awareness of the issues with the home, some that may even go unseen to an untrained eye. We will also include a listing of trusted trades that can help provide you with quotes for these issues, allowing you to assess whether the repair cost is still in favour of your bid.

Give Yourself Bargaining Power

When defects are found in a property and backed up by a professional, it provides you with good bargaining power. You have the leverage of presenting your findings to the owner and real estate agent, and offer a lower price, which can result in you picking up yourself a bargain!

It is essential to consider how much repair work will cost when making a bid. Factor this into your offer so that you can fix the issue without going over your budget!

Protect Yourself!

Overall, a pre-purchase building inspection will provide you with the protection you deserve when purchasing a new property. Because Australian consumer law only protects purchases of up to $40,000, you’re running a risk when buying a new home.

If you’re looking for a professional building inspection service in Melbourne, look no further than the team at Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections. With our knowledge, several years of experience in the industry, and a stellar reputation, you can fully trust us to provide you with the building inspection service you deserve. Call today!

The Importance Of Investing In A Building Inspection

When it comes to buying a new home or property, many unknown risks can happen with any real estate purchase. With Australian consumer law only protecting investments of up to $40,000, when you buy a property, it is best to take all measures to ensure you are purchasing a property that is worth your investment. The best way to go about this is to invest in staged building inspection.

However, what happens when you’re building a new home? We get it; you’re thinking that your builder will be following all Australian building regulations, never skip corners and will ensure that everything is handed over to you in working order.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. As a result, the cost of your build can be blown entirely out of proportion because of the amount of money that has to be spent fixing defects. However, there is a way to avoid all this, and that is to invest in a first-rate building inspection!

Here at Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we have been helping the residents of Melbourne ensure their new builds are up to scratch with our staged building inspection services. With years of experience and industry knowledge, we will inspect your new home at various stages throughout your build to meet all Australian building requirements.

Why Staged Building Inspections Are So Important!

When you build a home, if something goes wrong it can often result in a domino effect - one thing goes wrong, and it can affect various other stages throughout your entire building process.

While deciding to build a new home is exciting, it is highly essential that you include professional building inspections into your budget because overall, this has the potential to save you time and money.

Why Choose Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections?

With Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we will complete a staged building inspection at every significant phase of your home’s construction process. Our inspectors are well-experienced professionals that have been in the industry for years, providing you with peace of mind and the security knowing that your build project is constructed to comply with current Australian Building Standards and that your build is running smoothly.

We will inspect everything from the footings and the slab right through to the final walk through, allowing you to move into your new home with the ultimate confidence.

If you’re looking for a first-class staged building inspection service for your new home, look no further than the team at Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections! With years of experience and a passion for excellence, you’re in the right hands. Call today!

How Can A Pre-Sale Property Inspection Help Sell My Home?

When it comes to purchasing a house, everyone always warns you to get a building inspection. But what about when you’re selling your home? Should you get one then?

The answer is yes! Investing in a professional building inspection either a few months prior or just before you place your house on the market can help you achieve the best price!

At Premium Pre Purchase Building Inspections, we have been providing the residents of Melbourne and Victoria with first-class pre-sale building inspections for years! Our pre-sale building inspection service helps homeowners prepare their home before the sale to achieve the best possible price!

To learn more about the ways a pre-sale building inspection will help you get more for your investment, keep reading:

Gives You the Opportunity to Make Changes

When one of our professional building inspectors completes a building inspection on your Melbourne property, you will receive an in-depth and detailed building inspection report. This report will outline areas of the home that have defects, both major and minor. Your building inspection report will also come with a list of recommended trades that we feel will be able to provide you with services to fix the problem.

From here you will be able to decide whether investing a little bit more into your home before the sale is worth it to get an even higher return! Things such as leaking taps and peeling paint are all a quick fix but will add significant value to your property when the time comes to place it on the market.

Places Confidence in the Buyer

By investing in pre-sale building inspection, you are showing the potential buyer that you are transparent and have nothing to hide. Too often homeowners are led to believe that a home has minimal problems, however, after moving in are met with a few expensive surprises!

Presenting your building inspection report to potential buyers could also lead to trust being established and therefore, a much quicker sale! Win!

Get the Best Price for Your Home!

As previously mentioned, a pre-sale building inspection can give you the opportunity to make a few changes which can lead to you achieving the best sale price.

When selling your home, getting the most money for your investment is the primary objective, and so investing in a pre-sale building inspection from a professional building inspector could be the best money you’ve ever spent!

First-Class Building Inspections!

To find out more about how a pre-sale building inspection can help you when it comes time to put your home on the market, give the team at Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections a call today, or book online!

How A Property Inspection Can Save You Thousands

When it comes to purchasing a home, it is a significant investment whether it’s your first home or your tenth. So, it’s only natural to want to ensure that you are purchasing something that will provide you with the best value for your investment, and not something that is going to costs you thousands in the immediate future.

According to Australian Consumer Law, you are only covered for purchases of up to $40,000, so when you buy a home, you’re taking a risk, and doing so with the hope that you aren’t buying into a money pit. However, there is a way to help minimise your buying risk, and that is to invest in pre-purchase building inspection.

A pre-purchase building inspection sees a professional building inspector come out and inspect your potential property for defects, both major and minor. From here these findings are presented to you in a detailed building inspection report which will detail the severity of the defects, where they are in the home, and a list of trusted trades that can help you make amendments should you choose to move forward with the purchase.

At Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections, we have been helping the residents of Melbourne make a smart investment decision with our pre-purchase building inspection services. To see how a professional building inspection can save you money, and protect you against purchasing a dud, keep reading:

Make An Informed Decision

No matter how much you love a property, you should never make an irrational purchasing decision when it comes to buying a house. A pre-purchase building inspection will present you with a detailed list of all of the defects, both major and minor. You can also call trades and enquire about the cost to fix certain things, which may influence your buying choice moving forward. From here you will be able to decide whether the property you’re interested in is worth your precious investment!

Bargain, Bargain, Bargain!

A pre-purchase building inspection will allow you to asses the defects present in a property, inquire about the cost to fix them and adjust your offer to suit. It may not work all the time (homeowners are often stubborn when it comes to the value of their home), but it very well could, and see you achieve the house of dreams at an even better price!

If you’re in need of a professional building inspection service in Melbourne, look no further than the team at Premium Pre-Purchase Building Inspections! Our years of trade experience and the passion we have for what we do, you can rest assured we will provide you with a trusted and detailed building inspection service.

Call or book online today!

How To Approach Your Next Building Inspection

Your home is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make, so it makes sense to be careful whether you’re buying or selling. A building inspector from Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections can save you both money and stress.

Our building inspectors operate with over 30 years of experience and have saved countless strenuous hours of work and hard-earned dollars for Victorian locals. We value our loyal clients so we thought we’d share some tips on some key things to look out for with your next building inspection.

Start Inspecting Outside

To begin your first look into the life of a building inspector, have a look outside first at both the structural foundation of the house and if there’s any external damage. Pay close attention to the roof (if you can see it) and look for cracks amongst the brick or stonework.

It’s also worth noting how the gates, fences and outbuildings are holding up and considering whether these might require repair. A building inspector might even sneakily look in the electrical box and examine the wiring to see if it’s all up to scratch.

Don’t Be Afraid to Test the House

If you’re operating as a part-time building inspector, make sure to go all out and turn on taps, open doors and windows and even check beneath the sink. Many secrets are waiting for you as a building inspector so don’t be scared and look as thoroughly as you can.

Examine the condition of floorboards and assess for damage underneath and try not to be deceived by fancy, eye-catching furniture or rugs designed to take your gaze elsewhere. You can even jump up and down a little to see if the floor is solid!

Assess the Floorplan

Bring a compass with you to see how the house is oriented, in an ideal world it would be north or east-facing to bring in the most light. As a building inspector for the day, you must assess the property for functionality.

You should look for a property with a separated living area from the bedrooms, to create a pleasant disconnect from private and community spaces. Also, you do not want the only bathroom to be an ensuite.

Have Friends or Family with You

Making sure to have another pair of eyes can help you to identify issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. However, their ears can be useful to eavesdrop on conversations buyers and sellers are having!

Friends or family can also bring you back down to earth if you find yourself fascinated with a beautiful old property and seem to be overlooking its glaring flaws.

Call the Professionals

Once you’ve had one or two looks and lived a building inspector's life for the day, it’s time to call the professionals. You cannot risk such a hefty investment without getting the experts at Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections in for a qualified opinion.

Get a professional and trusted building inspector from the team at PPI and let us put your mind at ease by calling today!

Make The Most Out Of Your Investment With A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

It’s an incredibly exciting time when making potentially the most significant investment of your life in a home. If there’s one thing that can spoil this magical moment, it’s skipping out on a pre-purchase building inspection.

When buying an old car, you’d be wise to hire a mechanic to make sure everything is in working order, the same goes for buying a property. Huge investments can have significant consequences if the correct measures aren’t taken to dodge huge, avoidable costs.

That’s where Premium Pre-Purchase Inspections comes in. Our qualified and expert team, with over 30 years of industry experience, are trained to identify pertinent issues that can provide you with bargaining power and prevent you from misplacing your dollars.

Locate Problem Areas

Our comprehensive pre-purchase building inspections, identify defects of all kinds and relay these findings to you in a complete report. We will then be happy to discuss with you any areas of the reports and provide you with expert advice.

All of our detailed reports include pictures for a quick review and conclusive evidence of areas of interest. You can determine the significance of these issues and whether or not they are deal breakers if you are buying or worth fixing if you’re selling!

Create Buying Trust

The report that we provide you can be shared with potential buyers if you are selling to give them peace of mind that the property they are interested in is worth the money! Professional reports create trust with buyers as they know you have invested into an inspection and are serious about transparency.

Pre-purchase building inspections can sharpen buying interest, push the sale price up and result in quicker sales. Call PPI and organise your pre-purchase building inspection today!

Get the Best Price

Whether you are buying or selling, a pre-purchase building inspection is well worth it if you want to get the best possible price for your investment. The dedicated team at PPI will provide you with sound advice and reports to make sure you see a financial benefit.

If you’re selling your property, a building inspection report that shows very little in the way of damage or problem areas will allow you to ask for a more substantial selling price. Conversely, if there are ample concerns regarding structure, then you can inquire whether it’s financially viable to fix these before you sell.

When buying a property, a pre-purchase building inspection can give you the upper hand in negotiations can give you the power to ask for a lower selling price. Like you would point out a ding when purchasing a second-hand car, fundamental issues in a home should command a lesser amount.

Pre-purchase building inspections can also give you that peace of mind that your dream home is in great shape and won’t require too much work once bought.

The reasons above should convince you there is no wrong time for a pre-purchase building inspection so don’t wait, give the friendly team a call and organise yours today!

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!

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!

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