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Why get a building inspection?

The property you’re looking to buy could look fine on the surface but have a long list of defects and issues you can’t see. Defects and issues could cost you tens of thousands of dollars to fix.

So it makes sense to get a house inspection and building report before you buy.

Purchasing a home or investment property is one of your biggest purchases. So when you’re looking to buy a property, you want to ensure it is a good investment and won’t be a money pit. And that is why it is smart to get building and pest inspections done by a reputable building inspector.

When you get a building inspection, you:


Know what you’re buying before you buy

While the property you’re looking at could look fine on the surface, it could have a long list of defects, structural issues or pests you can’t see. And these building and pest issues could cost you big bucks to fix. If you get a house inspection done first, you’ll know exactly what you’re buying before you even offer or bid. And when you’re armed with this information, you can make a sound decision about whether or not it is a good or bad buy. And, if there are issues, you can use the report to help you negotiate a lower purchase price.

A good building or home inspection and report will tell you the following:

  • if there are any major defects or structural problems.
  • if there has been dodgy building work or issues covered up.
  • if there are leaks or waterproofing issues.
  • if there are any signs of termites, mould or fungus.
  • what the minor defects are, and what your ongoing maintenance costs will be.
  • what it will cost you to get the property up to scratch.


Can negotiate a lower price

They say knowledge is power, and when it comes to buying property, is definitely is. If the property you are looking to buy does have issues, a home inspection and building report will tell you exactly what the issues are. Many purchasers then use the building report they have gotten to negotiate a lower purchase price with the seller. Because a good house inspection and building report will tell you what each issue or defect will likely cost to fix, you are in a strong position to negotiate a lower purchase price based on these costs.


Get the opinion of an expert

When you have a home inspection and building report done, you can talk directly with the building inspector and have your questions about the property answered by someone who knows what they are discussing. They should also be able to connect you with other experts who can help you work through any issues the building has. This could be a plumber or electrician, builder, structural engineer, property surveyor, landscaper, or anyone else you need help from.


It’s a smart investment that could save you time and stress

While a pre-purchase home inspection will cost you a little bit of money, it is nothing compared to the amount of money it could save you in the long run. Getting a pre-purchase house inspection can also save you the time and stress that comes with buying a house with a host of hidden defects, shoddy work, structural issues or pests.


Premium Pre-purchase Inspections Melbourne

As a registered Master Builder and Pest Inspector with more than 30 years of real building experience, Premium Pre-purchase Inspections Melbourne is a great choice for your pre-purchase home inspection.

Our extensive industry experience means we’ve seen it all before – dodgy cover-ups, shoddy work, structural issues, and problems that develop over time. So you can be confident that we will pick up any issues with the property you’re looking at. And, unlike many other building inspectors and pre-purchase house inspection companies, we go below the surface to thoroughly check everything. We get under the floor, get up on the roof, use infrared cameras and moisture meters, and thoroughly inspect every building aspect. So you know exactly what the issues and problems are and what it will cost to fix them.

Our house inspections and Building reports are designed to make it easy for you to understand what’s going on with the property and include clear photos and assessments of the properties:

  • roof – exterior and interior
  • Building – exterior and interior
  • sub-floor structure
  • decks and verandas
  • fences
  • flooring
  • stairs
  • windows
  • carport and garage
  • plumbing
  • structural soundness.

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