Inspections Needed to Buy a House
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Discover the Inspections Needed to Buy a House in Queensland

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or have purchased a house before, you will at one point in time ask yourself what inspections to get when buying a house. In this article, we’ll go through the inspections needed to buy a house and why they’re so important. 

Building Inspections

When asking yourself what inspections to get when buying a house, building inspections should be at the top of your list. As one of the most reputable and reliable building inspectors in Queensland, we believe the building inspection is an integral part of your house-buying process because it allows you as the buyer to know your house is liveable and safe for your family from day one.  

Independent building inspectors can identify potential issues with your new property that the naked eye cannot see, including:  

  • allotment inspection  
  • identifying potential structural issues 
  • interior and exterior house inspections 
  • underfloor areas 
  • termite barriers  
  • garages and wet areas 

Professional building inspectors provide you with a detailed report on the safety and potential issues in your new home. All building inspections completed by professionals like us are in line with QBCC building regulations which gives you peace of mind as well as a negotiating point to work with if there are significant issues in the property.   

Pest Inspections

Independent pest inspections are one of the most important inspections needed to buy a house, again because it is paramount to your family’s safety and security. A good pest inspector will provide you with pest control services and options for repairing any structural damage created by existing pests in your home.  

Plumbing & Electricity Inspections

Building inspectors are not plumbers or electricians. We will test and identify basic plumbing and electrical issues. However, this is more of a general check and it’s highly recommended you get a licenced plumber and electrician to complete these inspections should you have any particular concerns. 

Heritage Inspections

Heritage inspections should be high on your list of what inspections to get when buying a house if your property requires heritage building repair work. This will need to be completed by a heritage building specialist.   

Pool Inspections

Pool installations have specific regulations attached to them, so it’s always best to check with a pool inspection specialist to identify any potential issues associated with a pool in your new property.  


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About Andrew Mackintosh

Andrew Mackintosh has been answering home inspection questions in the greater Brisbane area since 1995. He has personally carried out over 20,000 building inspections and is a licensed builder and licensed building inspector, Member of Queensland Master Builders Association & Institute of Building Consultants. Being the business owner and the inspector, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspection and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.

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