Why do I need a Pest and Building Report?
Building and pest inspections can help safeguard you as a property buyer against investing in fault-ridden properties, as the reports reveal any hidden problems a property may have. The results can give you peace of mind, with the knowledge that what you are buying is going to be sound and solid for the years to come.
The other benefit of a property inspection is that if no major issues are identified, but several minor problems are noted, the report may help you negotiate a better price.
What is a Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection?
A pre-purchase pest inspection is a report on all timber pest attack to a house that you’re looking to purchase. The home’s internal rooms, sub-floor space, roof void and areas around the dwelling are all thoroughly checked for damage and a report is prepared, so that you have the full picture of what you’re purchasing before signing contracts.
What is a pre-purchase property inspection report?
A building inspection report is a written account of the property’s condition at the time you are looking to purchase. It will include any significant building defects or problems such as rising damp, movement in the walls (cracking), safety hazards or a faulty roof. This information is formulated into a itemised report which gives you a clear indication of what you are purchasing prior to signing contracts.
Choosing the right person to inspect the property
Always use a suitably qualified person (such as a licensed builder, a surveyor or an architect) to provide a report of the property you are thinking of buying. By choosing a professional person it will ensure that the format and content of the report complies with the Australian Standard and that you are getting a non-biased assessment of the property’s condition.
Please contact us for a list of a local pest and building inspectors that we recommend.