Looking for a pre-purchase building inspection in Sydney?

Don't leave your biggest life investment to chance—ensure confidence and peace of mind with a pre-purchase building inspection. Our inspections empower you to make informed decisions, potentially saving thousands on unforeseen repairs.

Choose convenience with both pre-purchase building and termite/pest inspections on the same day, receiving detailed reports within 24 hours.

Simplify, save, and stay smart with Inspect My Home.

  • Certified Inspectors: Our team comprises fully licensed and qualified building and pest inspectors.
  • Swift, Detailed Reports: Get a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report with photos and clear explanations within 24 hours.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilise the latest thermal and moisture sensors for precise and effective inspections.
  • Local Expertise & Support: Our local inspectors are well-versed in common pest issues and local construction practices. We're dedicated to supporting our community throughout your property journey.

Join us at the inspection for a verbal assessment and answers to your questions.
Book your inspection online or contact us for a quote on 1300 337 447.

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Building And Pest Inspections Sydney

Sydney NSW MapInspect My Home provides prospective home buyers with informative and independent property inspections throughout Sydney.

We offer Sydney residents a wide range of professional building inspection and reporting services. With vast experience and knowledge of the local area, our qualified building inspectors will provide detailed and informative reports so that you can make an informed decision on the property and buy with confidence.

As a licensed and insured company, you can rest assured that all of our building and pest inspection reports are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards.

Call (02) 9420 2844 or book your building and pest inspection online with Inspect My Home for a comprehensive inspection with detailed reports available within 24 hours. 

Building & Pest Inspection Cost in Sydney

Our Sydney building inspection prices depend on a range of factors such as the size and type of property being inspected and the type of inspection services you need. View indicative pricing below, or get in touch with us for a detailed quote.

  • Apartments of approximately 100sq meters from $460 (incl. GST)
  • Property up to 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom from $470 (inc. GST)
  • Property up to 3 bedrooms & 1 bathrooms from $495 (incl. GST)
  • Property up to 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $510 (incl. GST)
  • Property based on 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $520 (incl. GST)
Best Value
  • Building Inspection Only - from $380 (incl. GST)
  • Pest Inspection Only - from $360 (incl. GST)
  • Condition/Dilapidation Inspection - from $380 (incl. GST)
  • Handover Report - from $380 (incl. GST)
  • Special Purpose Inspection - from $380 (incl. GST)

 

Building Inspections Sydney

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What's included in your building inspection? 

Your licensed Sydney building inspector is a trained professional with extensive experience in the Australian building industry. They will liaise between you and the real estate agent to arrange a suitable time for the pre-purchase building inspection and we highly encourage you to attend. That way your inspector can explain their findings to you verbally on the day of the inspection.

Your experienced inspector will conduct a thorough visual inspection of the property both inside and out, including the roof space/roof void and roof exterior, sub-floor space (if accessible), the garage, carport, sheds, fencing and pathways, looking for issues such as: 

Our building inspectors will not check any areas that are not accessible or outside of their expertise such as electrical wiring, plumbing or whether appliances work. Find out exactly what is and isn't included in a building and pest inspection.

Following the inspection you will receive your Building and Pest Report that includes a detailed description of the property and the inspectors findings. We provide a quick turnaround for reports and will happily go over them with you if you have any questions. 

The Building Inspection Component

While the property might look great on the surface, it's essential to get a second opinion from a qualified building inspector.

A trained building inspection expert can spot real problems and potential ones that could be expensive to fix. They'll keep an eye out for issues and make sure the seller isn't hiding any damage.

The inspector will come prepared with all of the necessary tools and equipment to check for visible defects. If needed, your inspector can use radar and thermal equipment to look inside walls and hidden spaces.

The Pest Inspection Component

Termites are a common problem affecting homeowners in Queensland. The statistics say that termites impact 1 in every 4 homes during the lifetime of the property.

Our inspectors use advanced technology designed to find evidence of pests without causing physical damage to your property.

Using a mixture of expert knowledge as well as moisture detection, thermal, and radar tools, your inspector can peer into walls, ceilings, and floors without causing any damage to your prospective property.

The Report

Our pre-purchase building and pest reports are prepared in accordance with Australian Standards (AS 4349.1-2007 and AS 4349.3)

If any issues that could potentially compromise the property are found, the report can be used as evidence to either exit your contract or strengthen your negotiating position.

Our reports are written in plain english, contain photos and you can always give your inspector a call to answer any questions you may have.

Inspection Service Area

Inspect My Home are the Sydney building and pest inspection specialists, servicing the city and surrounding region including:

  • Northern Beaches: Avalon, Dee Why, Mona Vale, Palm Beach
    Full Northern Beaches inspection service area
  • North Shore: Chatswood, North Sydney, Pymble, Crows Nest
    Full Sydney North Shore inspection service area
  • Eastern Suburbs: Bondi, Rose Bay, Mascot, Coogee, Darlinghurst
    Full Eastern Suburbs Sydney inspection service area
  • Sydney Inner West: Abbotsford, Balmain, Campsie, Strathfield
    Full Sydney Inner West inspection service area
  • Central Western Sydney: Lidcombe, Melrose Park, Parramatta
    Full Central Western Sydney inspection service area
  • Greater Western Sydney: Rouse Hill, Riverston, Castle Hill
    Full Rouse Hill Sydney inspection service area
  • Liverpool: Casula, Moorebank, Illawong
    Full Liverpool Sydney inspection service area
  • Blacktown: Wetherell Park, Cabramatta, Seven Hills
    Full Blacktown Sydney inspection service area
  • Bankstown: Yagoona, Milperra, Revesby
    Full Bankstown Sydney inspection service area
  • Campbelltown: Blairmount, Claymore, Minto
    Full Campbelltown Sydney inspection service area
  • Penrith: Springwood, Katoomba, Jamisontown
    Full Penrith Sydney inspection service area

After Your Building & Pest Inspection

You have received your comprehensive report, now what?

After your inspection, the building report will highlight any major and minor defects to the property and their urgency. It will also indicate any conditions conducive to structural defects, such as pest damage, high moisture levels or cracks in the foundation.

Our reports are easy to follow, highly detailed and will include recommendations to help you make an informed decision on your property. If you are unable to attend the inspection or are unsure about something in the report, contact your Sydney inspector immediately for clarification before making any decisions.

Here are some basic tips on what to do once you've received your report:

  • Firstly, if you are unsure about anything in your building report, do not consult those who are unqualified. This is a sure-fire way to misinterpret the report - for clarification, contact your inspector instead.
  • Remember, your building inspector's job is not to pass or fail a property but to flag any current or future defects. This is so that you are aware of the condition of your property or the property you intend to buy.
  • If your report has identified any major defects the next step is to obtain a quote from a specialist in that field, be it a licensed builder or carpenter, engineer, or electrician. Make sure to 'shop around' before committing to a quote to get the best possible value for money. If time constraints are tight and do not allow for a quote to be obtained, speak with your lawyer or legal representative for legal advice.
  • The role of the inspector is to find faults in a property, so please do not ask them for a price estimate on any rectifications the property might need. An inspector does not know the full scope or magnitude of the work needed and a professional trade is required to give an accurate quote.
  • Following a pre-purchase inspection, don't ask the building inspector if the price you are paying for the property is appropriate - it is not their job to comment on your property purchase, nor are they qualified to do so.
  • It is ultimately up to you to determine what is an acceptable price. It is wise to do some research and compare similar properties in the area you intend to buy before making your decision.

The great majority of buildings we inspect have faults to some degree. This should not necessarily deter you from purchasing a property. The final decision is up to you and depends on your individual circumstances. Our detailed reports provide an in-depth description of the property and any faults found, to equip you with the facts and allow you to make an informed decision. View a selection of sample reports from various inspections.

If you have any queries about our reports, or would like to book an inspection for a Sydney property you are interested in, please contact our friendly team today.

Sydney Inspectors

Our comprehensive building and pest inspection services are carried out by highly trained inspectors in Sydney. Delivering a professional and friendly service to all clients, our qualified inspectors will provide a comprehensive and independent property report at a competitive price. Meet some of our local building and pest inspectors servicing Sydney suburbs:

building and pest inspector

Information & FAQs

Below these commonly asked questions are a series of downloadable guides. These will help you select the right services and make an informed decision about your requirements. View sample building & pest reports.

Would you buy a used car without getting an expert to look for possible mechanical issues before your purchase? Well, the same principle applies when buying a home or property! It is important to get a professional to thoroughly inspect the property to get a true understanding of the property condition.

As a licensed building inspector, we have the years of experience and knowledge needed to find the most common building faults, as well as any significant structural damage, potential issues, evidence of termite activity,  or other building issues.

Yes. Getting a handover report will ensure you are protected from any substandard workmanship and builders that may cut corners when building your new home. Taking place prior to the purchaser taking possession of their new home, a handover inspection will ensure your home is ready to move in to and will highlight in detail any defects and imperfections, plus it will protect you in the future if you decide to sell.

We pride ourselves on our fast report turnaround and quality service. We usually conduct a building inspection within 48 hours of your inspection request. Your report will be available within 24 hours, emailed through to your chosen email address. However, in an urgent situation, we will endeavour to complete the inspection within 24 hours, and upon request, your reports can be made available on the day of the inspection.

Yes, we encourage you to be on site on the day of the inspection if possible. We will also liaise with the selling agent/vendor on your behalf to organise access to the property, we will then notify you of the inspection day and time.

Yes of course - all of our building and pest inspectors are available to discuss the contents of their reports with the owner of the report.

Inspect My Home is Australia's most experienced building and pest inspection company. We have been conducting inspections now for over 15 years. Read more about our company.

Inspect My Home is a fully licenced and insured building inspection company providing a professional service. Our all inspectors and employees are covered by professional indemnity. Get to know more about us.

Inspect My Home will conduct inspections only in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.1 (Building Inspections) and AS4349.3 (Pest Inspections)

All reports are comprehensive and are written in an easy to understand format. View a sample building report.

No, it is not expensive. It is a small investment to receive an informative assessment regarding the condition of a property which could save you thousands of dollars, particularly if major structural issues are uncovered. View our building & pest inspections pricing.

You can pay by credit card when making your booking and this will then be processed on the day of the inspection. You can find a comprehensive list of pricing for building and pest inspections by following the link.

You can call us on 1300 337 447 and speak with one of our friendly staff, or you can save time by filling out our convenient online form and book online.

We hope this information is of value to you and you choose Inspect My Home to carry out your next building inspection. We look forward to being of service to you.

WARNING!! - beware it is no longer compulsory in Queensland for an individual or company conducting inspections to have professional indemnity insurance - make sure the company you choose is insured! Find out more.

Inspect My Home are one of the largest providers in Australia, providing a full range of professional property inspection services in the following locations:

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To find out if we service your area and to find your closest building inspector, enter your location in our search bar below.

Typically the buyer organises the building and pest inspection, however we are often approached by sellers who are looking to get a pre-sale inspection. 

Yes we do. We can inspect your property and provide reports such as:

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