Buying a home or an investment property is one of the biggest investments most of us will ever make. To be sure that the house of your dreams lives up to your high expectations, you definitely need to book a building and pest inspector.
Think of it as the real estate version of a test drive. Building and pest inspectors help to safeguard you, the property buyer, against investing in a home riddled with faults. Their reports reveal hidden problems lurking under the surface and give you peace of mind, with the knowledge that your new dream home won’t crumble into rubble.
Here at Action Property Inspections, we are the most thorough building and pest inspectors in Brisbane – but even we cannot see everything. If necessary, your building and pest inspector may recommend a special purpose inspection or a specialised inspector to come out to investigate further. For more on why building and pest inspectors (and everyone involved in the conveyancing process) are a vital part of the home buying process, read on!
What do building and property inspectors do?
A building and pest inspector examines all the accessible interior and exterior areas of a home to ensure that there are no faults with the property. This includes all of the roof space, underfloor space, the exterior of the roof, and the property site. Their job is to seek out significant structural movement, major water damage, deterioration in the building’s roofing, rendering or paint, or any other issues that need to be identified.
Getting a termite and pest inspection is also highly recommended, especially in Queensland. These inspections are really a try before you buy type of deal, and they help shine a light on any shortcomings your potential new home might have. You might have to spend a little money to save yourself potentially thousands of dollars in repairs.
There’s also the safety aspect – your inspector can help highlight any potentially dangerous parts of the house which could result in injury or death.
Our inspectors are the most thorough and professional inspectors in Brisbane, but even we can’t see through walls. If necessary, we will recommend an invasive inspection or will recommend a special purpose inspection be undertaken eg. hydrologists or engineers etc. This will result in you having all the information you need to make the right decision.