As a home buyer, have you found yourself wondering, “is a building and pest inspection really necessary”? With so many things to do (and pay for) when purchasing a home, a building inspection might feel like just another thing to do on a long list of chores.
For many people, the most important things on their mind when buying a home include its cost, location, size, layout and if it will accommodate your furniture. Some people (especially selling agents) argue that modern homes don’t require building and pest inspections, however there are still many problems modern homes can face.
A pre-purchase building and pest inspection is a necessity
It’s one of the most important things you can do when purchasing a home and is the best way to protect yourself when making such a huge investment. It can help you avoid serious problems down the track just as one of our happy customers, Alex, found out:
6 months ago
We would highly recommend Paul’s business. Paul promptly followed up and arranged the inspection with the agent the next business day. We received a thorough report and Mohammad was available to talk through the detail and answer our questions. The report itself was incredibly thorough and revealed several major defects which influenced our decision to not purchase the property in question. A small investment which saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential repairs. Thank you Paul!
Protect your investment
Buying a home is a significant investment, so it’s wise to do everything to protect yourself. That’s where a building and pest inspection comes in.
At Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane, we provide an in-depth report on any issues that may be affecting the property you’re purchasing. This includes minor issues like leaking taps, to more serious problems such as termite infestation or major structural damage.
We like to think of it as the equivalent to getting a mechanic to inspect a used car before you buy it!
The power of negotiation
When you buy a property it’s important to ensure there aren’t any hidden surprises. A pre-purchase building and pest inspection will give you an overview of the condition of the property you’re looking to buy and you’ll discover any issues upfront.
If any issues are found, you’ll have the opportunity to withdraw from the contract (if the sale was subject to an inspection), or if it isn’t a serious problem, you may be able to negotiate the price with the vendor or get them to remedy the problem before settlement.
A comprehensive, detailed pre-purchase home inspection
Not all building and pest inspections are the same. At Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane we offer comprehensive building and pest inspections with detailed reports. A registered building practitioner will carry out your pre-purchase building and pest inspection within 3 days of booking. Our building and pest inspection checks include:
- Wet areas
- roof exterior
- masonry walls
- laundry and kitchen
- roof space/voids
- subfloor/underfloor space.
Our building and pest inspectors take time to explain the report and any defects or problems they find within the property you’re thinking of purchasing. It’s important to us that you have a good understanding of any issues we may find.
The best time to book a pre-purchase building and pest inspection
With private sales, after the vendor has accepted your offer it’s time to book a building and pest inspection. The contract can be subject to the building and pest inspection report. With auctions, you need to be ready and organise a building and pest inspection before the auction.
How much does a pre-purchase building and pest inspection in Brisbane cost?
We can carry out a building and pest inspection on the property you’re looking to buy within three days of booking, even the same day sometimes if it’s that urgent. Our registered building practitioner will provide a detailed same-day report.
$450* + gst for pre-auction building and pest inspection.
$500* + gst for pre-purchase building and pest inspection.
*Up to 5 bedrooms.
Contact us today to book your Brisbane pre-purchase building and pest inspection.