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Why Pre-Sale Building and Pest Inspections For Residential Homes Are Crucial
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Why Pre-Sale Building and Pest Inspections For Residential Homes Are Crucial

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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.

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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:

  • Roof damage
  • Poor drainage issues
  • Structural defects
  • Improper ventilation
  • Unwanted pests

A professional inspector will be able to root out those potentially costly issues that you may not have noticed during your walk-through.

Professional Pest and Building Inspections

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:

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1. Building interior 

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.

2. Building exterior

All exterior components of the property should be thoroughly examined, including:

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  • the roof,
  • the foundation,
  • under-floor spaces,
  • gutters,
  • and downpipes.

3. On-site buildings and features

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.

Pre-Sale and Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections

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


Delivering a premium service since 2016

As a family-owned and operated business, Total Inspections takes pride in offering a personalised service.

In fact, it’s at the heart of everything we do.

That’s why we use some of the most technologically advanced equipment and methods to deliver a complete suite of inspection services for the real estate industry.

Regardless of the size of your property, you can be assured that we will provide a streamlined solution to your inspection needs. From 3D virtual real estate tours to marketing, promo photography, drone videography and more, we can capture your property at every viewpoint – especially its most favourable angles.

Want to know more?

For more information about our Pre-Sale Building and Pest Inspections for residential homes please call us at Total Inspections on 1800 868 251 or contact us by email here

We provide pre-sale building and pest inspections to residential homeowners and property investors in Ballina, The Gold Coast right up to North Brisbane.