Pre-Purchase Building Inspection
Whether you are looking for your first home or your third, buying a house can be an exciting time. Regardless of the excitement, moving home is rated as one of the top 5 most stressful life events. It can be a daunting and stressful experience, especially if there are other emotional pressures and life changes happening at the same time. At KADOK House Inspections we can ease some of your worries by conducting a thorough pre-purchase building inspection that helps you fully understand the property. Whether you are buying for yourself, your family or as an investment, it is vital that the property you purchase is up to scratch and there are no unpleasant surprises! Many people ‘fall in love’ with a house and are tempted to make the biggest purchase of their life because it feels right. It is also common to feel pressured into signing a contract because of competition among buyers. While this emotion is understandable, it is also essential to be fully informed about the property because this will save heartache later on. For example, some building defects and asbestos or termite infestations can be hard to detect without specialist knowledge. Not only do these issues cost money to rectify, but they may also present serious health risks to you and your family.
We can usually complete your pre-purchase building inspection within 48 hours of your initial contact and will have a full report to you within 24 hours of leaving the property. Even if a report shows issues, you may still make an offer, but you are doing so with your eyes wide open rather than through rose-coloured glasses.
All of our pre-purchase building inspections are carried out in compliance with Australian Standards 4349.0 (2007) and 4349.1 (2007) and are covered by both professional indemnity and public liability insurance. Pre-purchase building inspections include a detailed review and report of:
- Boundary areas
- External walls
- Outdoor living areas
- External roof tiles, flashing, guttering and downpipes
- Door frames
- Window frames
- Roof cavity
- Roof Framing
- Sub-floor area
- Piers, footings and foundations