Pre-Sale and Pre-Purchase Inspections | Total Inspections Gold Coast
For vendors, when it comes to selling your property, it’s important to undergo a pre-sale inspection to bring to light any underlying issues with your property, that could later cost you your sale.
For buyers, buying a property is a significant investment.
Whether you are in search of your dream home or making a great investment for your retirement portfolio, a pre-purchase building and pest inspection is a vital part of protecting your asset.
Finding issues with the property after you have signed the contract for purchase can be an expensive mistake.
Some of the most common building defects an inspection can uncover include:
A professional inspector will be able to root out those potentially costly issues that you may not have noticed during your walk-through.
So what is the importance of having a pre-sale building and pest inspection? What can you expect from inspections in Ballina, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast?
Building inspectors are trained to look beyond obvious cosmetic repairs and improvements to detect unsafe conditions in a property that can be pricy to fix. Licensed builders, surveyors, and architects are qualified to perform these inspections.
It is best to insist on an independent, third-party inspector instead of one recommended or provided by the seller.
Pre-sale and pre-purchase building inspections should cover these important areas:
Your inspector will look for issues with electrical wiring, defective doors and windows, cracks in walls, and other visible defects with the property’s interior.
All exterior components of the property should be thoroughly examined, including:
Your inspection should also provide a detailed report on any outbuildings on the property, including sheds, garages, retaining walls, or fencing to ensure they are in proper working order and safe for use.
Rodents and other pests can cause a great deal of damage to property when left untreated.
Any pre-sale or pre-purchase inspection should include a thorough examination for any evidence of pests. Some of the most common pests include termites, cockroaches, mice, and rats.
Your inspector will thoroughly examine the property for evidence of an active presence of pests. If a current infestation is identified, the report will include remediation options. The inspector also will look for evidence of the prior presence of pests and any damage caused that will need repairing before purchase.
Pest inspectors should pay particular attention to the roof and any crawl spaces, as well as all trees and fences on the property.
Performing a pre-sale building and pest inspection will provide the best outcome for property investors.
“Thanks go to Michael Cox for his thorough and comprehensive Building and Pest report on our Home purchase. Michael’s inspection was very comprehensive and it was so reassuring to have the Building as well as the pest inspection done together at the same time. I contacted Total Building and Pest after others I called refused to get up on the roof.
To Michael it was not a problem and pointed out that he had a drone to help inspect any dangerous or hard to reach positions. I have no hesitation in recommending Total Inspections to you for your complete investigation and peace of mind when purchasing you next Home.” Mark Connop
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We provide pre-sale building and pest inspections to residential homeowners and property investors in Ballina, The Gold Coast right up to North Brisbane.