What Are Pre-Purchase Inspections
Learn About The Pre Purchase Inspection and When They Are Required For Property Buyers & Sellers
Pre-purchase inspections are necessary when you are contemplating the sale or purchase of a property. The inspections include building and pest inspections. Many homes across Australia are termite infested by no fault of the owners. These insects are parasites who infest an area and breed uncontrollably in the spot that they infest. This can cause serious damage to the structure of your building. The pre-purchase inspection report is done before a property is purchased. It is compiled based on the condition that the property is in. It details significant defects that are found on the property. These can be cracking in the walls, mold, faulty roof or any safety hazard that exist.
Before the sales contract is exchanged the pre purchase inspection report is viewed to see if there are any problems. If one exist and is not taken care of, it can prove to be costly to rectify afterwards.
Why is a pre purchase inspection needed?
There are several reasons why a pre-purchase inspection is required, some of the reasons are outlined below:
- It outlines the problems that exist with the property
- It can be used for lowering the cost of the property during negotiations as repairs may be required.
- It can be used for advice from repair specialists regarding major problems that exist and how serious they can become.
- It is needed for any considerations you may have about purchasing a property
- It may be required by health inspectors.
How do I know which inspector to get to inspect my property?
Many people use pre-purchase inspectors who are qualified, but are not able to do the job properly. They make the payment, go through the motions and in the end they are not satisfied. They will outline all of the things that are not done during the inspection. They are of the opinion that they are not supposed to show the inspector what needs to be inspected, but voice their opinions at the end of it. They will outline all of the areas that were not done and refuse to recommend the inspector to others.
The professionals at www.proinspections.com.au come highly recommended and are certified and qualified to perform the task to your satisfaction. They will carry out an inspection that covers all of the areas that need to be inspected. With over ten years of experience, they can guarantee a thorough inspection that will give you value for your money.
When choosing a company for your inspection make sure they provide the following.
- They provide accurate reports from qualified and licensed inspectors.
- They do pre-inspections for both residential and commercial properties
- Their inspectors have completed the Residential Building Inspectors Course successfully.
- They are fully qualified to give you pre-purchase, building and pest inspections from one stage to the next.
- They are fully insured and possess over ten years of experience
Whether you require the pre purchase inspection to be done on your property or one that you intend to purchase, you can contact them, give them your details and get the exact rundown of what the job entails. Their service area is not restricted to Brisbane, but is wide and expansive throughout Australia. They can ensure that the contents of the reports are fully compliant with the standards set by the Australian Government. (AS 4349.1)
What does the report contain though?
The contents of the report are completely dependent on the property type, the size and the age of the property. The condition and process that is used for reporting by the inspector or whomever the report is prepared by. These are also mitigating factors that determine the cost that will be charged. Some reports will use checklists, while others prepare them individually for the properties. The use of photographs may or may not be necessary as long as the report is compliant.
Even though structural damage is not identified on the report, other threats to your property’s state that are found should be included. If this is not included, then you can opt for an additional assessment from an independent party who is appropriately credited and licensed. Getting a pre-purchase inspection done is not expensive, it prepares you for a more thorough building inspection that cannot be undertaken by an individual. They use the appropriate equipment to detect moisture, leakages, detection and analyses. They test the quality of the air, the moisture, humidity and drainage. Some even go as far as to inspect and test the wall cavities.
What do I do if I am not satisfied with the service?
In the event that you are not satisfied with the service that was provided, you can seek redress by trying the following steps:
- Contact the company
- Contact the association if they are a part of one
- Seek legal advice, but this should be a last resort.
If the inspector was negligent in any way, you should take action against them, but to avoid all of the stress that is involved, you can choose a company that is fully insured and licensed.
For more information on building inspections you can visit http://asbc.com.au/