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Should The Building and Pest Inspection Clauses Be For 7 Or 14 Days?

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.


About Andrew

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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