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Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will make. It makes sense to do your homework and get the property inspected by a professional before making your final decision, just like you would get a vehicle checked over by a mechanic before handing over your money. Whether you're buying a family home or an investment property, a building inspection will ensure you're making the right choice.

Don't leave such an important part of the property buying process to the inexperienced. Get a licenced expert from Inspect My Home to thoroughly check the property and provide you with a detailed building inspection report so you can move on to the next step fast.

Book your inspection online or contact us for a quote on 1300 337 447.

The Building Inspection Process: What's Involved? 

The building inspection process starts with an inspector visiting the property in question and conducting a thorough inspection of all accessible parts of the property. These include the following areas:

 

A detailed Building Inspection or Property Report is then provided to you within 24-48 hours. It's important to note that the Report is not an all-encompassing document dealing with every aspect of the property, and it is not a warranty against further defects.

The purpose of a building inspection is to warn you about any significant damage to the building and needs to be carried out by a professional. A licensed building inspector will have the experience needed to find the most common building faults and give advice on the significance of the fault. 

Read our article: Things Not Covered During Your Building Inspection.

We highly recommended that you are present during the inspection so that the inspector can point out any areas of concern and answer any questions you may have. In conjunction with the building inspection we generally recommend carrying out a termite and pest inspection on the property as well. These often go hand in hand to ensure the property is safe from existing termite damage or infestation. Ask us about getting a combined building and pest inspection and save off the total cost.

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Building Inspections Explained

A Building Inspection and Property Report (or a Pre Purchase Building Inspection for newly constructed homes) is a comprehensive report that comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any defects in the condition of secondary and finishing elements to the property.

The report will also highlight any areas the inspector was unable to access on the day of the property inspection. Photographs may show defects and/or areas of concern that the inspector has noticed in the course of the building inspection. View our gallery from previous inspections to see some of our findings.

The Building Inspection Report will contain a description of the property and the materials used in the construction of the building, and is typically conducted prior to the purchase of a property. In fact, the QBCC recommends making it a condition of your contract that you are satisfied with the outcome of your inspection. 

Contact Inspect My Home

Inspect My Home have provided informative and independent property inspections for clients since 1995, and over the past 25 years have grown into one of the largest and most trusted inspection companies in Australia.

Our team of licenced and experienced inspectors provide home buyers with detailed building reports on any prospective property in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Perth and more. View our service area or contact our helpful team for more information today on 1300 337 447.

For more information about our building and pest inspection services visit our Help Centre. To arrange a building inspection, visit our booking page for a quote or contact us free on 1300 337 447.

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Why Choose Us?

  • We're fully licensed & insured - did you know that inspectors don't require a license in some states?
  • Reports within 24 hours - receive a detailed report by email within 24 hours, or on the same day in urgent cases
  • Detailed reports - our easy to understand reports contain photos and are independent of any third party. We work for you!
  • We'll handle your agent - we will liaise with your real estate agent to confirm an inspection time and keep you informed.
  • You're invited - attend the inspection and we'll give you a verbal report on the day.
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