Pre-Purchase Building And Pest Inspection 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 property inspection and reporting services. With vast experience and knowledge of the local area, our building and pest 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 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 inspection prices depend on a range of factors such as the size of the property being inspected and the type of inspections you need. View indicative pricing below, or get in touch with us for a detailed quote.

  • Apartments of approximately 100sq meters from $410 (incl. GST)
  • Property up to 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom from $450 (inc. GST)
  • Property up to 3 bedrooms & 1 bathrooms from $460 (incl. GST)
  • Property up to 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $470 (incl. GST)
  • Property based on 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $480 (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)


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What's included in your building and pest inspection? 

Your licensed building inspector is a trained professional. They will liaise between yourself and the real estate agent to arrange a suitable time for the inspection and we highly encourage you to attend. That way the inspector can explain their findings to you verbally on the day of the inspection.

The inspector will conduct a thorough building and pest inspection of the property, looking for issues such as: 

Find out what's not included in a building and pest inspection.

Inspection Service Area

Inspect My Home are the pre-purchase building and pest inspection specialists Sydney-wide, servicing the city and surrounding areas 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 defects to the property and their urgency. It will also indicate any conditions conducive to structural defects.

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.
  • 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 building and pest inspection services are carried out by highly trained inspectors in Sydney. Delivering a professional and friendly service to all clients, our 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:

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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, 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.

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 usually conduct a building inspection within 48 hours of your request. Your report will be available within 24 hours, once it has done. 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 during the inspection if possible. We will also liaise with the agent/vendor on your behalf to organise access to the property, we will then notify you inspection 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 company. 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. View out 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:

Western Australia


To find out if we service your area, 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. 

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