A building and pest inspection is a crucial step to purchasing a property. It helps inform buyers about the property’s overall condition and make the best decision out of it. However, as much as the property inspection is significant to the buyer’s decision-making process, the property inspector is as equally important to the quality of the inspection that will be done to the property. If you’re looking to get a property inspection, you must consider these important factors first when hiring an inspector. Continue reading “Need a property inspection? Consider these important factors first.”
A building and pest inspection is an important thing to consider before purchasing any property. It helps determine existing and potential problems in the house or building and give you an expert’s advice on the property’s overall condition. Also, with the inspection report on hand, you will be able to negotiate the property price with cold hard facts. The pre-purchase building inspection is indeed a very helpful tool for property buyers, but bear in mind that it also has its limitations. Here are some things not covered in your inspection: Continue reading “Things not covered in your inspection”
QLD First homebuyers rush to secure $20,000 grant by June 30
First home buyers are racing around the clock to secure the $20,000 Queensland first home owners grant before it is cut by $5000 on June 30. Statewide there have been 4100 grants approved, totalling a whopping $82.5 million. Continue reading “First homebuyers grant deadline approaching”
Our building reports comment on maintenance issues and recommendations.
Far too often our inspectors will identify this maintenance requirement when conducting inspections. Gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining a home. Continue reading “The Importance of Gutter Maintenance”
What is a ‘DEAL BREAKER’?
The aim of a pre-purchase inspection is to give a prospective buyer an unbiased, true and accurate assessment of the property so you are equipped to make an informed decision when purchasing. Continue reading “Is Your Inspection Report A ‘Deal Breaker’?”
It is critical…
It is critical that flashings and silicone sealants to roof penetrations are well maintained. Continue reading “The Importance Of Roof Maintenance”
The WA Department of Commerce recommends that you make one of your contract conditions subject to a Building Inspection
How to spot a property lemon
While we always recommend having a Building & Pest Inspection carried out by an independent and reputable inspector it is always good Continue reading “How to identify structural damage and pest problems when buying property”
A Home Ownership Report conducted by Westpac this year found that only 43% of NSW home buyers actually obtain a professional building and pest inspection before purchasing a home.
Whether a home is one of Sydney’s classic colonial homes, only a few decades old or even relatively new, it is always important to get a building and pest inspection before committing to settle on a property.