When signing a contract, Action Property Inspections recommends you ensure the Building and Pest Inspection clauses are for 14 days, to allow sufficient time for inspection and proper consideration of the report.
Allow time to obtain access to the property
In most cases obtaining access for the Building Inspection, undertaking the Building Inspection and subsequently providing a detailed Building Inspection Report can be completed within a seven day period. It should however be noted that by the time this process has run its course it might leave you with little time to absorb the information and act upon the findings within the Building Inspection Report.
Be particularly mindful that the allocated number of days in which the inspections are to be undertaken are usually consecutive days including weekends.
Allow time to consider the report and seek legal advice if necessary
Action Property Inspections would therefore always advise specifying 14 days in the Building and Pest Inspection clauses to provide you with sufficient time to evaluate the Building Inspection Report in a relaxed manner in order to make a sound decision with regards to your prospective property purchase. You may wish to seek independent legal advice if significant issues are identified in the Building Inspection Report.
When selecting a Building Inspection company you may wish to use this free checklist to ensure the company you engage meets all your inspection requirements, enabling you to make an informed decision on your next purchase.