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 $360 (incl. GST)
- Property up to 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom from $470 (inc. GST)
- Property up to 3 bedrooms & 1 bathrooms from $480 (incl. GST)
- Property up to 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $495 (incl. GST)
- Property based on 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $520 (incl. GST)
- 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
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:
- Evidence of the presence of termites or termite damage
- Observable structural defects on the building, both major and minor defects
- Observable structural damage that may affect the structural integrity of the property
- Evidence of defects or damage that may potentially cause future issues
- The presence of moisture which could signify a leak or termite activity
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.
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.
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.