A property inspection or pre-purchase building inspection will reveal any areas of the home that may be deemed unsafe, in particular, the presence of asbestos and other dangerous materials, missing or loose balustrades and cracks in walls.
How buyers should get a property inspection to give ensure that the home is structurally sound, all smoke alarms are in working order, there is no existing irreparable damage and that any existing damage and repairs are budgeted for
We all know that purchasing a home is a big deal! In fact, the greatest single purchase that most people will make in their entire lives is a home.
With this in mind, it is important that homebuyers know EXACTLY what they are getting. The good, the bad and the hidden secrets.
It is always advised that buyers have Pre-Purchase Inspection Reports completed before they finalise a contract on a house.
✓ Licensed – Is the inspector a licensed builder or carpenter for a building inspection?
✓ Reputable Insurance – Is the company insured with a reputable insurance company?
✓ Inspect all areas – Does the inspector inspect the roof void and subfloor?
✓ Thermal Pest – Does the company do thermal pest inspections?
✓ Repair Cost Guides – Does the report give rectification cost guides?
✓ Trusted & Experienced – Is the inspection company well established & experienced?
Note: Purchasers need to be aware that not all inspectors are suitably qualified, insured and experienced. Do your homework on a company before using their services.
✓ Knowledge – Know all about the property inside and out such as damage, defects and repair costs
✓ Price Negotiation – Negotiate the purchase price with knowledge of the condition of the property and if there are additional costs to consider for necessary repairs
✓ Safety – Ensure the safety of the property with regard to such things as handrails, smoke alarms and structural support
There are a variety of benefits to getting a Pre-Purchase Inspection Report done. Our inspectors cover the entire house. Everything from the roof exterior and interior to its very foundation is inspected. This includes all walls, floors, under-floor areas, and ceilings as well as fences, any pools or pool areas, and all outbuildings will also be thoroughly looked over.
Another benefit to having the Pre-Purchase Inspection Report done is peace of mind. Buyers are often worried about problems that may exist in a house. Thanks to this report, they can rest assured that all current problems with the house are made known to them and can be rectified or accounted for.
Any questions that the potential buyer has can be answered upfront when a buyer invests in an inspection report. All recommendations for experts and other specialists that are necessary as a result of the information in the report can usually be obtained immediately from the inspector.
Pre-purchase inspection reports are designed and carried out to give the buyer peace of mind that they have made the best choice for their investment and prepare them for any bumps in the road that may occur.
If you are ready to buy a home click here to book and inspection with Childs Property Inspections to provide you with thorough, reliable building, pest, thermal pest, strata or completion reports.