Pre-purchase building inspection: everything you need to know
Purchasing a new property is both an exciting and stressful time. There are many elements which you may not realise need to be completed to ensure a smooth process and to avoid issues down the track once you or your tenants have moved in. One of these factors which much be considered is the pre-purchase building inspection report.
Here at Abscan Building Consultants, one of the key services our team provides is pre-purchase building inspection reports. To help you better understand what is involved in a pre-purchase inspection and why they are so essential, our expert team has put together a helpful summary below
Why do I need a pre-purchase building inspection report?
Various factors come into play which makes a pre-purchase building inspection so important. As the property owner, it is your responsibility to ensure your new purchase is both safe and up to the standard it has been sold to you. So, before the legalities are complete and the property is signed over to you, you must ensure a property inspection has been completed by a reputable source.
It’s important to remember, the real estate agent is working for the vendor and making a sale is their number one priority. Agents will often supply their own building and pest inspectors, but it is in your best interest to hire someone completely independent.
What about newly built properties?
A pre-purchase building inspection report is still just as important for new properties as it is for those that have already been lived in. A newly built construction may still be riddled with defects and it’s therefore important to ensure your newly built home has been inspected before finalising the purchase.
Top reasons you need a pre-purchase building inspection report:
- Ensure the property is structurally safe
- Identify any damage to the property that hasn’t been previously disclosed
- Make sure the property is compliant with all legal regulations in place such as the Building Code of Australia
- You can be provided with an estimate of the repair costs involved
- Check of Council building file to ensure the house, additions and other structures at the property, example a swimming pool, are legal.
How Abscan Building Consultants can assist
Here at Abscan Building Consultants, one of the many key areas we specialise in is building inspection reports. To arrange your pre-purchase building inspection report or to learn more about this service we provide, be sure to get in touch with the Abscan Building Consultants team today. For your convenience, we provide our building consultancy services throughout the North Queensland region—call us today on 07 4721 5244.