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Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane East

Brisbane East is a well-established area that extends south of the Brisbane River from the east of Brisbane City to Moreton Bay and the border of Redlands. Over the 5 years from 2011 t0 2016 there was low population growth in Brisbane East, with only 11,256 new residents (6.6%) bringing the population to approximately 180,000. Coorparoo is the fastest growing suburb with 1,338 new residents in the 5 year period. Much of this growth is from new unit developments. Coorparoo has the highest density of units with 47% of all dwellings being units. Gumdale (1,168), Morningside (1,082) and Cannon Hill (1,026) are the only other suburbs where population increased by more than 1,000. The top 5 most populated suburbs are Coorparoo, Carindale, Wynnum, Wynnum West and Manly West. Brisbane East real estate is predominantly houses 92,158 (91.6% of all dwellings) with only 8,479 units for those looking for more affordable housing options in this great location.

If you’re interested in purchasing a home in Brisbane East, or in surrounding areas, it is imperative before finalising any purchase you undertake a building and pest inspection to ensure your home is free of hazards, defects and importantly, termites. It is important to note that from the outside your desired property may look like it is in great condition, but it may not be the case. One of the best things you can do when purchasing a home is to get a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection to carefully check the property. 

Brisbane East Pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspections

Every year almost 180,000 Australian homes are affected by termite damage and as a result, the annual cost of termite damage repairs amounts to over a billion dollars. If we record significant damage to the property to intend to buy, you may consider withdrawing from the contract or, negotiating a price that is fairer based on our findings. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane East have assisted both new home buyers and experienced home buyers from ending up with properties that were overvalued or damaged due to termites and hazards.

Building and Pest Inspections Brisbane East

Our detailed building and pest reports provide you with a checklist of maintenance items and trades required for repairs and can be useful for negotiations. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane East have saved thousands of home buyers from paying full price for properties based on the findings in our building and pest report. When choosing a building and pest inspector, it is crucial you choose an experienced QBCC registered builder and check their sample report, so you know what to expect. Some of our competitors provide 4-page reports without photos that do not classify defects as major or minor. Buying a property regardless of if it is your first home or your tenth, is a huge financial investment that you must never cut corners with. Investing in a reputable building and pest inspector will make you feel secure, when finalising your property purchase. 

We promise to take all due care and represent your interests. That’s why so many property professionals choose and recommend our services including Buyer’s Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Conveyancers. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane East undertake building inspections in accordance to Australian standards 4349.1 and beyond. All our builders are experienced and fully insured and we go above and beyond our report, by calling you after the inspection to discuss findings. Our team here at Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane East inspect all accessible areas of both the interior and exterior of the property. These will include the bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, wet areas, yard, masonry walls, subfloor, roof void and roof exteriors plus electrical and plumbing checks that we can do by law. 

With over 10 years of experience, knowledge and state-of-the-art tools, we will carefully check for moisture problems inside the wall cavities, around doors, windows, ceilings, bathrooms, kitchen and laundry. The root cause of more than 80% of money spent maintaining properties relates to moisture problems. This includes termite damage repairs as termites are highly attracted to moist timber. 

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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. 

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 benchmark the defects found against other properties that are similar. 

We understand the cooling period for contracts of property sale in Queensland is only 7 days, which is why we will perform the building and pest inspection within a 7-day time period. From there, you will receive a comprehensive report within 24 hours, presented in an easy to read format with detailed images of your house. 

How to book in with us and what to expect: 

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 5 year population change Population 2016 Population 2011 Total houses 2016 Total units 2016 Median monthly mortgage repayment 2016 Median weekly rent 2016
Balmoral 66 3893 3827 1108 309 $2,400 $425
Belmont -220 4374 4594 1447 0 $2,058 $435
Bulimba 902 6843 5941 1547 935 $2,729 $485
Burbank -87 1050 1137 311 0 $2,600 $300
Camp Hill 669 11202 10533 3596 192 $2,364 $410
Cannon Hill 1026 5533 4507 1607 254 $2,123 $430
Carina 718 11019 10301 3752 408 $2,000 $420
Carina Heights 622 6732 6110 2561 98 $2,000 $395
Carindale 183 15740 15557 5140 167 $2,167 $490
Chandler 20 1442 1422 399 0 $2,817 $350
Coorparoo 1338 16282 14944 3450 3077 $2,000 $360
Gumdale 1168 2118 950 597 0 $2,500 $500
Hawthorne 214 4989 4775 1308 491 $2,600 $420
Hemmant -209 2385 2594 833 0 $1,904 $380
Lota 1 3256 3255 1128 12 $2,095 $395
Mackenzie 250 2094 1844 608 0 $2,200 $550
Manly 362 4064 3702 1220 216 $2,167 $390
Manly West 783 11978 11195 4267 17 $2,000 $400
Morningside 1082 10481 9399 3083 1044 $2,167 $410
Murarrie 345 4303 3958 1436 30 $2,167 $420
Norman Park 284 6287 6003 1818 426 $2,600 $430
Ransome -69 405 474 101 0 $2,450 $460
Seven Hills 183 2211 2028 718 3 $2,500 $420
Tingalpa -249 8290 8539 2946 64 $1,863 $400
Wakerley 641 8445 7804 2593 0 $2,427 $480
Wynnum 686 12915 12229 4274 614 $2,080 $360
Wynnum West 547 12292 11745 4358 122 $1,950 $400


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