Whether you are looking to purchase a new property, sell your existing property or detect any problems in your current home, there are many advantages to hiring a professional building surveyor to complete a house inspection. House inspections, also known as building reports and pre-purchase inspections, are an examination on the current systems and condition of a property.
Pre-purchase property inspections examine the: construction of the building, plumbing, electricals and wiring, heating systems, visible insulation, foundations, roofs, windows, door and subfloor and roof space. Your property inspection price will generally be quoted based on the location, size and age of the building.
Before purchasing a property, you can potentially save yourself thousands of dollars by getting a building inspection completed first. An inspection could help identify any potential issues with the building before you buy it – giving you room to negotiate on the price if there is any problems. If you are purchasing through the auction or tender process, getting a building inspection prior to making an offer can reduce the conditions of the offer. Property inspections are also often needed by the bank before they will lend money to purchase the property.
As a seller, a property inspection can help you set a reasonable sale price. By reducing your price according to any issues found with the house, you can increase the chances of a quick sale. Otherwise you can choose to resolve any issues with the house beforehand, and sell the property problem-free without having to reduce the price.
Have you got any water stains or musty smells in your property that are worrying you? It may benefit you to get a weather tightness check and moisture survey for the property. Moisture and weather tightness checks can detect problems from a minor plumbing leak to realising that you have a leaky property. You can save hundreds of dollars by discovering and fixing these problems early on.
It is beneficial to all property owners to hire an inspector to complete a building inspection. Regardless of whether you are looking to purchase, or currently own a commercial or residential property, you will not regret investing money in purchasing a building inspection.