Purchasing a property is not something many of us take lightly. In fact, it’s probably going to be the single biggest investment you’ll ever make. Fortunately, knowing what to look for when inspecting a property can help you decide whether it’s worth pursuing or not. To help you determine whether your potential property is right for you, Casey Building Inspections has prepared a handy checklist.
The following checklist outlines some areas of the house you can take a look at to get an indication of a building’s condition. There are other areas that should also be inspected, but access may not be feasible during an open home inspection, so arranging a professional pre-purchase inspection is recommended.
This checklist is not intended to replace a pre-purchase inspection by an expert inspector, but is designed to help you decide if the property is worth taking to this stage. Once you’ve taken a look at the property yourself, the next step is to call Casey Building Inspections and book a professional pre-purchase inspection.
Properties may appear faultless to laymen or the untrained eye, but in reality there can be a number of nasty surprises hiding behind walls and lurking beneath floorboards. These can manifest long after you have purchased a property and may cost thousands to rectify. When you arrange for a pre-purchase inspection with a professional, you can rest assured that they’ll know exactly what to look for and where.
When you use Casey Building Inspections, our professional inspectors will list all faults found, provide you with full colour photographs, and recommend the best course of action to take in order to rectify problems. Once you’re armed with this information, you’ll be in a much better position to negotiate a sale price that takes into account the money required to fix any defects.
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