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Pre-Purchase Building & Pest Inspections

We want you to be able to buy with confidence and have peace of mind when it comes to purchasing a property. A pre-purchase building inspection which includes a termite inspection is a must for this reason.

It's the biggest investment of your life, you don't want to buy a dud.

Having a satisfactory pre-purchase building inspection report, completed by a qualified building inspector, should be a condition of your contract.

Our pre-purchase property inspections allow you to make an informed decision about the property and is a smart financial decision as it can save you thousands of dollars in expensive repairs. Following our building inspection report, you can either proceed with buying the property, renegotiate the purchase price, or back out if any major defects are found.

We can provide you with both a pre-purchase building inspection and a termite/pest inspection on the same day, with a detailed report sent to you within 24 hours. This has many advantages over using two companies to do both:

We invite our clients to attend the inspection at which time the building and pest inspector will provide you with a verbal assessment of the property at the completion of the inspection.

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

Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

pre prchase property inspection

If you are purchasing a residential house, unit or any other property anywhere in Australia it is essential to know the true condition of that property.

A pre purchase building inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of a property that identifies existing issues, from minor defects or areas of concern, to major structural defects. However, it is not a warranty against future defects or structural issues.

This inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1

If there are particular parts of the property that you are specifically concerned with, for example, plumbing, electrical or swimming pool etc., you may wish to also engage a specialist in the required field in addition to the pre-purchase building inspection.

View further information about building inspections.

What does a building inspection include?

Our experienced, fully licenced inspectors will thoroughly inspect all accessible areas of the property, including:


Our inspectors recommend that you attend the inspection so that they can show you any areas of concern and answer any questions you may have. However if this is not possible, we are available to answer your queries by phone or email. 

Your Building Inspection Report

Inspect My Home will provide you with a detailed building report following your inspection which will include a description of the property, the materials used in construction, any problems found by your inspector and images of the areas requiring your attention.

You will receive your report via email within 24 hours of your pre purchase house inspection.

View a sample building report here.

Timber Pest Inspection

inspector in roof void

A timber pest inspection is an essential part of any property transaction, with many regions in Australia providing prime conditions for termites. Repairing termite damage can be costly and can also impact on the safety of the structure if the termite infestation was/is rampant.

The timber pest inspection is a visual inspection of the accessible areas of the property to detect evidence of active termites and/or termite damage. In addition to this, the inspector will also identify conditions that are conducive to termite attack, and whether or not a current termite management system is in place.

Your inspector will check the interior and exterior of the property including accessible roof cavities, roof void and sub-floor areas. 

The findings of the inspection will then be noted in your pest report which will be issued via email the following morning, including any recommendations for suitable termite treatments.

The property inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.3

View further information about termite / pest inspections.

Book a pre-purchase inspection now.

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

Buying A House Without A Pre-Purchase Property Inspection

Have you ever heard the expression "Buyer Beware"? Well, this age-old adage certainly applies to the property market.

Failing to get a professional building and pest inspection from an independent and qualified inspector is akin to playing roulette with what is likely the largest purchase you will make in your life. You don't want to gamble with such a significant investment, and a pre-purchase inspection is the best way to buy a house with the peace of mind that it's structurally sound and without any serious (and potentially costly) issues. 

A pre-purchase property inspection is one of the most important steps in the property-buying process, and has numerous benefits: 

Get in touch with us today to book your pre-purchase building inspection. Inspect My Home is one of the longest-running inspection companies in Australia and is trusted by thousands of property buyers throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

Call us on 1300 337 447 or book online.

Frequently Asked Questions

A pre-purchase building and pest inspection will take around 1-2 hours depending on the size of the property in question, and whether our inspector can access all areas. 

The cost of a pre-purchase building and pest inspection varies depending on your location and the size of the property, however if you visit our pricing page you will be able to get an estimate. Getting a combined building and pest inspection provides the best value as opposed to getting individual building and pest inspectors.

We encourage you to attend the inspection so that the inspector can show and discuss with you any areas of concern, and so you can ask the inspector any questions you may have about the property. 

We know there are time limits involved so we endeavour to provide our clients with their comprehensive report via email within 24 hours of your inspection!

Inspect My Home are one of the largest providers of property inspection services in Australia. We service the following locations:

Western Australia


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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.
  • Verbal Report - can be provided upon request.
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