Purchasing a property is one of the biggest investments you may ever make, so it’s no surprise that building and pest inspections are becoming commonplace among prospective buyers. But what exactly are property inspectors looking for, and what will you be getting in return for your hard earned cash?
Building inspections are performed to give potential buyers a clear picture of the property they are considering purchasing. A comprehensive inspection is carried out by an expert who can provide an accurate, thorough and unbiased appraisal of the building and detail their findings in a clear, concise report. Assessing the interior and exterior of a building, property inspections detail everything from the structural elements of a house through to drainage and erosion problems on the grounds. Professional and fully independent inspectors such as Casey Building Inspections employ the use of cutting-edge technology and assessment processes to scrutinise a number of different areas that include:
- Moisture levels
- Structural issues
- Fungal decay
- Maintenance defects
- The presence of pests such as termites (this is addressed thoroughly by a pest inspection)
Same-Day Detailed Reports
After the assessor has completed the inspection, they will assemble a comprehensive report that details any defects or problems uncovered during the inspection process. These reports are completed on-site and given to clients upon completion of the inspection. Once you’re provided with the report, our inspectors can also go over it with you if you require further clarification.
Why get a Building Inspection?
Knowledge is power – for both buyers and sellers. For buyers, when you know exactly what you’re dealing with and have expert proof to back up your claims, you’re in a prime position to negotiate a fair sale price or demand repairs before purchase. If you’re a seller, you’ll be able to confidently sell your property with the knowledge that there are no defects or other issues that will cause problems down the track.
If you suspect that the property you’re considering buying may be harbouring unwanted guests, such as termites, a comprehensive pest inspection is what you need. These tiny terrors may be small, but the damage they are capable of is certainly not. In fact, termites can seriously undermine the structural integrity of a house – and discovering this after purchasing a property can be financially disastrous. To avoid this outcome, arranging a pest inspection is your best course of action.
Book a Building or Pest Inspection Today
Building and pest inspections are your best insurance against a bad investment, so if you need an inspection carried out on a property you have your eye on, contact Casey Building Inspections today. We can provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything about a property, enabling you to make an informed purchase decision.