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why is a building inspection important

When you’re buying a property, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with. A building and pest inspection gives you a more complete picture of the property so that you can buy with increased confidence and peace of mind. But what is actually involved in a building inspection? What are you paying for and why is it so important?

The structure of the building

Firstly, a building inspection visually examines the structure and condition of the physical building. No two buildings are the same, and without a building inspection, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re buying. You will have trained professionals using ladders, torches, and specialist devices to inspect all visible areas and catch any visible deficiencies that have been patched over. The report will include any signs of wood rot, leaks, moisture in walls etc. Our inspectors make sure to do a thorough assessment of the materials and status of the building so that you know what areas need maintenance, any safety hazards, as well being confident in the sound parts of the property.

Pests and termites

More than just the state of the building itself, your inspection will check for any pest issues or issues conducive to termites that may cause huge problems down the line. Our team carries state of the art technology that allows them to detect termites in walls, beams, and other inaccessible places. Having a pest inspection carried out on your property means you will be perfectly placed to address these issues when you buy, it also means you can have peace of mind if no pests are found.

Documented history

The inspection report makes a full account of all aspects of your building. Your report will include photo evidence and a professional condition report recognised by real estate agents and solicitors. The report will highlight areas of concern, and point out hazards and defects that may need costly repairs and recommendations on the work required to rectify the issues. You’ll also have a record of the history of construction for the building so that when you buy your property you have a full understanding of its ins and outs. If you require any clarification with the report and what’s been written about the property, Rapid Building Inspections are happy to offer follow-up advice and assistance if necessary.

Peace of mind

A building and pest inspection is part of your due diligence when buying a property. Whether the report returns many structural issues or none at all, the report allows you to buy with increased confidence. Knowing the ins and outs of the building also means you are perfectly positioned to get the best price and commit to a contract of sale that is both accurate and fair.

A building and pest inspection will take about 1 hour to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the property. The timing will depend upon the condition of the building and the number of issues that arise for the building inspector. As a buyer, you are welcome to join the inspector at the property, to look at the property again yourself and discuss the findings with the inspector.
Our team is here to help you navigate your next property purchase with all the facts you need to make a smart decision. If you have any questions or want to book an inspection, get in touch with our friendly team today. Just give us a call today at 1300 407 341, we are on your side, and we’re here to help.

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