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Inspect My Home has been providing prospective buyers with informative and independent property reports since 1995.

Inspect My Home Cairns is truly independent and therefore do not provide monetary incentives to referral sources such as Real Estate Agents, Conveyancers, Brokers and the likes as we believe this to be a conflict of interest. We work for you, our Client.

Inspect My Home is your specialist in Cairns and Far North Queensland (FNQ) for pre-purchase property inspections, offering a wide range of inspection and reporting services. With vast experience, our inspectors will provide comprehensive and informative reports within 24 hours, including photos. We will help you to make an informed decision 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. Contact Inspect My Home today for your building and pest inspection needs in Cairns and Far North Queensland (FNQ).

Building & Pest Inspection Cost in Cairns

Our inspection prices depend on a range of factors such as the size of the property being inspected, the type of inspection you need and the area the property is located in. View our pricing for inspections in Cairns* and Far North Queensland (FNQ) below:

  • Apartments up to 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom from $410.00 (including GST)
  • Standard house up to 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $450.00 (including GST)
  • Standard house up to 3 bedrooms & 1 bathrooms from $460.00 (including GST)
  • Standard house based on 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms from $480.00 (including GST)
Best Value
  • Building Inspection Only - Units from $290.00 and houses from $360.00 (including GST)
  • Pest Inspection Only - Units from $200.00 and houses from $330.00 (including GST)
  • Handover Report - POA

*Indicative prices are based on the Cairns metropolitan area from Palm Cove to Gordonvale inland to Kuranda

Inspection Service Area

Inspect My Home are the building and pest inspection specialists for the Cairns and Far North Queensland (FNQ), including:

  • Cairns city, Port Douglas, Babinda, Daintree, Mossman, Edge Hill, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Cooktown, Manunda, Gordonvale and Smithfield.

View full Cairns 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 Cairns 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 Cairns property you are interested in, please contact our friendly team today.

Cairns Inspectors

Our building and pest inspection services are carried out by highly trained inspectors. Delivering a professional and friendly service to all clients, our inspectors aim to provide a comprehensive and independent property report at a competitive price. Meet our local building and pest inspector servicing Cairns and the Far North Queensland region:

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, 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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