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Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a coastal city, located in the state of Queensland, approximately an hour from the state capital of Brisbane. It is a major tourist destination with a sunny, subtropical climate and has become widely known for its beautiful beaches, theme parks, exciting nightlife and hinterland. In 50 years the Gold Coast has grown from a small beachside holiday destination to Australia’s sixth-largest city and is one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities with an annual average population growth rate of 1.8%, compared to the 1.5% national average. Tourism still remains fundamental to Gold Coast City’s economy, with almost 10 million visitors a year to the area. The Gold Coast is a great place to live with ample work opportunities. If you’re eager to purchase an investment property, the Gold Coast is a great place to buy, with many people from across Australia looking to move to the area. While each suburb is priced differently, the average price of a home on the Gold Coast is over a million dollars.

With that kind of investment, it is crucial that you book a pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection to help ensure your new home or investment property is safe to live in and doesn’t have any damage, hazards or issues with its structure from live timber pests. On inspection, the property may look to be in perfect condition, however, it is always best to get a second professional opinion to carefully check your property.  Without one, you may be at risk of purchasing a home with defects that could leave you thousands of dollars out of pocket in order to repair, on top of mortgage repayments. 

Pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast

Every year almost 180,000 Australian homes are affected by termite damage and as a result, the annual cost of repairs is over a billion dollars. For many, if a house has too many issues, they will choose to void the progress of the application and in some cases depending on how severe the damage is, you can offer to negotiate the price with the owner before the settlement. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast have prevented plenty of home buyers from ending up with properties that were well overvalued due to termite infestations and damage. Regardless of if you wish to continue with the settlement, if there is damage to the home, it is vital that you take action immediately, especially in regards to termite infestations.

Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast

When choosing an inspector, it is recommended you look for a registered building practitioner that will give you a comprehensive report. At Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast, we will provide you with a detailed building and pest report, that comes with a checklist of maintenance items and trades required for repairs and can be highly useful for pricing negotiations. Regardless of if this is your first property purchase or your tenth, buying a house is a huge financial investment, one that you should never cut corners with. Investing in our QBCC registered builder will assist you in purchasing a quality home without any hidden issues that will leave you out of pocket. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast undertake building inspections in accordance to Australian standards 4349.1. All our builders have years of experience, a wealth of knowledge and are fully insured and they always do an impeccable job. Our team here at Building and Pest Inspection Gold Coast will do a full visual inspection of accessible areas of both the interior and exterior of the property. This will include the roof, subfloors, bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, wet areas, electrical, plumbing, yard, masonry walls and roof exteriors. 

Building and pest inspection gold coast

We promise to take due care and represent your best interests. That’s why we are recommended by property professionals, including Buyer’s Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Conveyancers. From our investigation, check to see if there are active termites, evidence of termite damage and other timber pests such as subterranean termites, dampwood termites and drywood termites that will attack a range of timbers, including flooring, structural and decorative timbers. We will also inspect for fungal decay that digests moist wood, causing rotting to happen. For pest inspections, our team will do a full visual inspection to Australian standards 4349.3, equipped with the latest Termite Detection Technology. After we have done a comprehensive inspection of the building, we will then do a comparison of the property you’re looking to purchase with other properties of a similar age and build, with all variations to the normal condition outlined. We always call after inspections to discuss the report and offer advice. 

Major defects we find generally fall into three main categories:

  1. structural defects such as subsidence evidenced by significant cracking or movement to walls, uneven floors or stumps; or
  2. high moisture in wall cavities due to leaks, which we locate using a moisture meter; or
  3. live termites, or termite damage to a range of timbers, including flooring, structural and decorative timbers. 

 Our team will ensure that all problems are documented on inspection and reported. We are incredibly proud to service the Gold Coast area with quality inspections. We understand the cooling period for contracts is only 7 days, which is why we will perform the building and pest inspection within that time period and you will receive a comprehensive report on the day, presented in an easy to read format, with detailed images of your the property you are looking to purchase. 

How to book in with us and other important steps: 

Step 1: To book we need your name, mobile, email, inspection address, agent name and number. We will also contact the agent to arrange access to the property. Book now

Step 2: We do a visual building and pest inspection of all accessible areas to Australian Standards. 

Step 3: The inspector will call you to explain the key findings. 

Step 4: Our comprehensive report is emailed to you within 24 hours. 

Step 5: If you have any questions after reading the full report, please contact your inspector, who will be happy to assist you. 

Suburb Population 2016 Population 2011 Total houses 2016 Total units 2016 Median monthly mortgage repayment 2016 Median weekly rent 2016
Alberton 590 576 195 0 1950 330
Arundel 10,246 9,575 3446 28 1800 400
Ashmore 11,910 11,586 3926 370 1855 400
Austinville 356 361 104 0 1600 300
Benowa 8,741 7,979 2730 82 2058 500
Biggera Waters 8,534 6,338 1532 1867 1733 365
Bilinga 1,804 1,662 231 485 1733 350
Bonogin 4,573 4,182 104 0 1600 300
Broadbeach 5,514 4,614 46 2342 1733 360
Broadbeach Waters 7,779 7,534 2431 387 2167 500
Bundall 4,523 4,188 2535 74 2194 400
Burleigh Heads 10,077 9,188 2079 1820 1950 390
Burleigh Waters 14,310 13,868 5176 155 1900 410
Carrara 12,060 11,569 4040 244 1842 385
Cedar Creek 838 832 220 0 1972 400
Clear Island Waters 4,120 3,986 1356 206 2084 450
Coolangatta 5,948 5,192 562 1967 1603 330
Coombabah 10,388 9,774 4107 0 1690 365
Coomera 13,305 8,793 3802 110 2102 400
Currumbin 2,920 2,785 626 510 1820 380
Currumbin Valley 1,849 1,711 566 0 2000 400
Currumbin Waters 9,121 8,883 3272 36 1950 380
Elanora 12,145 11,645 4227 42 1950 420
Gaven 1,558 1,583 464 0 2000 420
Gilston 2,459 1,449 691 0 2167 485
Guanaba 793 798 245 0 2167 325
Helensvale 16,862 15,987 5435 164 2000 420
Highland Park 6,574 6,561 2110 169 1800 380
Hollywell 2,865 2,679 915 183 2118 500
Hope Island 11,186 8,483 3290 655 2167 475
Jacobs Well 1,839 1,546 644 0 1820 370
Kingsholme 286 281 83 0 2167 300
Labrador 18,261 16,402 5279 2092 1517 330
Luscombe 307 448 80 0 2300 515
Main Beach 3,883 3,496 136 1463 2000 443
Maudsland 5,568 3,215 1561 0 2200 455
Mermaid Beach 6,533 5,722 1064 1686 1733 370
Mermaid Waters 12,045 11,789 4218 285 1950 370
Merrimac 7,071 6,321 2191 205 1733 395
Miami 6,843 6,364 1824 974 1829 370
Molendinar 6,375 6,213 2029 6 15 390
Mount Nathan 1,214 1,124 361 0 2200 495
Mudgeeraba 13,624 13,204 4376 43 1863 420
Nerang 16,864 16,256 5620 528 1733 350
Norwell 200 282 64 0 1690 250
Ormeau 14,460 12,439 4240 49 2007 420
Ormeau Hills 3,148 1,212 930 0 2167 430
Oxenford 11,842 11,156 3968 15 1800 400
Pacific Pines 16,757 14,788 4966 0 2028 420
Palm Beach 14,654 13,956 3710 2176 1900 340
Paradise Point 6,536 5,930 2125 553 2167 388
Parkwood 8,702 8,436 2623 43 1783 450
Pimpama 9,396 3,211 2221 504 2000 410
Reedy Creek 6,659 5,712 2155 0 2118 380
Robina 23,106 20,522 7197 824 1900 460
Runaway Bay 9,068 8,912 2664 1116 2000 380
Southport 31,908 28,315 6501 6176 1625 350
Stapylton 444 445 187 0 1300 270
Steiglitz 705 441 236 0 1929 350
Surfers Paradise 23,689 19,668 1863 7769 1700 355
Tallai 4,150 3,765 1215 0 2167 450
Tallebudgera 3,667 3,551 1030 0 2167 480
Tallebudgera Valley 1,624 1,557 592 0 2167 325
Tugun 6,588 5,976 1839 628 1733 370
Upper Coomera 25,276 21,136 6370 0 2000 415
Varsity Lakes 15,026 14,366 4445 922 1850 430
Willow Vale 2,096 1,015 624 0 2210 420
Wongawallan 1,273 1,103 372 0 2184 450
Woongoolba 280 460 92 0 1733 195
Worongary 5,613 5,574 1706 20 2000 400
Yatala 1,312 1,346 379 0 2100 500
Gold Coast 552,840 492,016 156784 39483 1950 390

Gold Coast real estate is one of Australia’s most in demand, premier lifestyle markets, which is evident in the rapidly growing population. Now with more than 550,000 permanent residents, an extra 60,000 new residents call the Gold Coast home between 2011 and 2016. The fastest growing Gold Coast suburbs are at the Northern Gold Coast: Pimpama (6,185 or 192% more residents in 5 years) and Coomera (4,512 or 51% more residents). The most populated suburbs are Southport (31,908 residents), Upper Coomera (25,276) and Surfers Paradise (23,689).

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