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Why do you need a pre-purchase building and pest inspection?.

Pre purchase inspection Melbourne

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: 

Alexander Gleeson
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 Melbourne, 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. Another one of our customers, Pallav, was happy he chose our services for peace of mind:

Pallav Ahuja
One year ago

I engaged Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne for a pre-purchase inspection. I am SO GLAD that I did…because Mohammed was able to identify key structural issues which could have cost me over $20K to fix…..Their stage gate check stopped me from getting into the stress of costly repairs later.I will surely be engaging Paul and Mohammed again for my next purchase. They were both responsive and professional and explained the technical building jargon in layman terms.Any potential buyers out there, I suggest you MUST consider having these professionals on your side watching out for you before you make a BIG DECISION of your life.

A comprehensive, detailed pre-purchase home inspection

Not all building and pest inspections are the same. At Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne 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
  • electrical
  • yard
  • plumbing 
  • roof exterior
  • masonry walls
  • exterior 
  • interior 
  • laundry and kitchen
  • bathrooms 
  • 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne pre-purchase building and pest inspection. 

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