TRUGANINA BUILDING INSPECTIONS

  • Truganina Building Inspections-Buying a house or an investment property in Ringwood can be a huge risk especially if you do not now what to look for in regards to detecting defects within the structure.
    Cracking in wall column

    Truganina building inspections conducted by a registered building practitioner can help to eliminate most of these concerns.For the small cost involved it is well worth hiring the relevant building inspector to identify all defects

    He will also be able to identify any structural issues that may exist within the structure.Only one out ten people who buy a house in Truganina conduct a building inspection,the one person who conducts this inspection is extremely wise as he will be able to rest assured that everything within his property has no structural or major defects.The propective buyer can then use this pre purchase building report to try to lower the purchase price ar get the vendor to pay for any defects found whether they are minor or major

  • WHERE ARE TRUGANINA BUILDING INSPECTIONS BASED
    We are based in Truganina and we conduct  building inspections not only in Truganina  and Tarneit but throughout all off Melbourne.Unlike many other building inspections companies we take pride in providing thorough reports identifying all defects so as the client can make a decision based on fact,we are available up till late evening for any enquiries and we have clients who refer us to many friends and relatives as we treat our clients as part of our family

    Rust throughout metal deck
  • DO BUILDING INSPECTORS NEED TO BE REGISTERED
    Unfortunately any person conducting pre purchase building inspections are not required to be registered as the industry is unregulated so anyone can conduct these inspections without having any building knowledge,thats why its imperative that before you consult a building inspector conducting pre purchase building inspections that he is indeed registered with the Victorian Building Authority

 

TARNEIT BUILDING INSPECTIONS-REGISTERED PRACTITIONERS

Tarneit Building Inspections-Buying a house or an investment property in Tarneit can be a huge risk especially if you do not now what to look for in regards to detecting defects within the structure.

A Tarneit building inspections conducted by a registered building practitioner can help to eliminate most of these concerns.For the small cost involved it is well worth hiring the relevant building inspector to identify all defects

Tarneit Building inspections identify all defects
Tarneit Building Inspections Rotten Fascia

He will also be able to identify any structural issues that may exist within the structure.Only one out ten people who buy a house in Tarneit conduct a pre purchase building inspection

The one person who conducts this inspection is extremely wise as he will be able to rest assured that everything within his property has no structural or major defects.The propective buyer can then use this pre purchase building report to try to lower the purchase price ar get the vendor to pay for any defects found whether they are minor or major

WHERE ARE TARNEIT BUILDING INSPECTIONS BASED
We are based in Tarneit and we conduct pre purchase building inspections not only in Tarneit and Hoppers Crossing but throughout all off Melbourne.Unlike many other building inspection companies we take pride in providing thorough reports identifying all defects so as the client can make a decision based on fact,we are available up till late evening for any enquiries and we have clients who refer us to many friends and relatives as we treat our clients as part of our family.</li

Structural issues can be a huge problem
Structural wall defect

DO BUILDING INSPECTORS NEED TO BE REGISTERED
Unfortunately any person conducting pre purchase building inspections are not required to be registered as the industry is unregulated so anyone can conduct these inspections without having any building knowledge,thats why its imperative that before you consult a building inspector conducting pre purchase building inspections that he is indeed registered with the Victorian Building Authority

 

Property Inspections

Property Inspections-Sometimes people can get carried away when they find a property that they love and they won’t get things checked because they’re so in love with the property.

This can cause you to miss things and only focus on the things you love about the home. This is where property inspections are helpful.

They will identify any problems that you may not notice and can offer independent advice, that is unclouded by emotion. Property inspections are designed to give potential buyers the full picture of the status of their home and let them know of any faults that there may be present

They’ll check all of the windows to identify if they are all working as they should be or if there are issues with the latches. They’ll also check all of the doors.

It may seem obvious but there have been cases reported where people did not check one of their doors, and they later discovered that it couldn’t even be opened

rotten floor boards in sub floor
Rotten floorboards in sub floor

If a door or window doesn’t work that could be a sign of a bigger issue such as moisture or mould, which could lead to health problems (you can read our blog on the effect of a damp home to see what issues this could cause).

A good property inspections inspector will check all of the electrical outlets and the electrical equipment to identify if all powerpoints are working and if all electrical equipment is working.

They will also check for equipment rust. If the equipment is rusted then that could be a sign of a much larger issue – dampness.

Dampness can cause health and safety issues, especially if the electrical equipment is exposed to areas where moisture can get into the home.
A property inspection will check to see that plumbing is working and will look at areas that are not accessible to the average buyer without proper testing equipment.

damage to floorboards in sub floor
damage to floor boards in sub floor

 

Melbourne is subject to extreme temperatures like the rest of Australia, so if the house has an air conditioning unit, it’s worth checking to see that it’s working correctly as it should be.

If it’s not, it could cost you thousands of dollars to fix or replace. When you’re getting your property inspected, the property inspections inspector will check the roof for any cracks between seals and identify if there are any possible leaks that could cause water to leak into the roof space

Building Inspector-Pre Purchase Inspections

Building Inspector- will sound obvious but the role of a building inspector is to check a home for any defects, issues or problems that are not immediately obvious. Building inspectors have greater knowledge than the average person, and therefore, they know what to look for, and know if a home is likely to be a good investment, or if it has issues that would need to be addressed prior to purchase.

Inspection of a new house will most likely produce better results so be prepared if you are looking at an older house you are more likely to find damage and wear you otherwise wouldn’t in a newer property.

If you don’t hire a building inspector to run a report, then you may find that you have no recourse if something goes wrong with the property and that you still must proceed with the purchase.

A building inspector helps you because you will know the true condition of the property, not just the condition that has been put forward for the purposes of selling a property.

Inspection

Most sales consultants will only highlight the benefits and advantages to buying a particular property and will ignore any issues. You will be better prepared if you enlist the services of a building inspector.

You will be able to budget for post purchase expenses if anything needs repairing or replacing, and that will give you the option to consider whether you still want to proceed with the sale.

If the repairs are going to cost several thousand dollars then you can choose not to make an offer, or if you’re still going to put an offer in on the property you can choose to offer less than if the home had no issues.

That said, it is very rare that a home will be perfect and that you won’t want to renovate or make post purchases changes.

As a seller in Melbourne you may want to get a new building inspection done in your property prior to listing as well. This will create a more transparent process and you will build trust with buyers if you are open and honest about defects with the property.

It will also give you the option to fix the problems prior to listing the property which will enable you to sell your house for a higher price than if you were to sell with defects. Finder.com.au reveals that you can command a higher price for every renovation that you undertake on your property, so it’s in your best interest to get a property inspection completed prior to selling.

There would be nothing worse than listing the property and then discovering that it’s uninhabitable according to the legal standards or that it has huge issues like termites. It’s best to contact a building inspector and get a full building report.

Pre Purchase Building Inspections

Pre Purchase Building Inspections-Buying a property can be very expensive. There are legal costs, the real estate costs and the time spent looking for a new property. There are also new house inspection costs as well as property taxes.

They may not be an expense you want to pay, however, it is cheaper in the long run to spend the money than risk buying a property that you haven’t
inspected.

Pre purchase building inspections are essential in Melbourne for many reasons and can save you significant issues in the long run.

When you’re spending hundreds of thousands or more than a million dollars, a few hundred dollars is “nothing” in the grand scheme of things.

When you get a pre purchase building inspection, you will be able to identify structural or other issues that may either be costly to repair, or could pose a serious risk to you later on.

A pre-purchase house inspections will give you the opportunity make one of two decisions.

You can either decide to proceed with making an offer on the property or you can back out of it prior to making an offer.

Structural Defect

If you decide to proceed with the former, then you will have negotiating power if you find that there are undisclosed issues.

Let’s say repairs will cost $5,000, you could negotiate the exact amount off your offer, or you could negotiate more off the purchase price because of the time involved and any potential inconvenience or associated costs such as temporary accommodation.

You will also be able to budget for any repairs, which is essential if you’re going to require finance for such repairs.

Getting repairs done will also allow you to negotiate the terms, such as when you settle or move into the property, and when you exit your existing property. This is essential if the repairs will take several months to complete.

The most common faults that are found tend to be structural or related to electrical wiring, however you will also be able to identify any plumbing issues that there may be and start getting quotes prior to making an offer (subject to the vendor or real estate agent’s consent).

This will give you an indication of how long the repairs will take, and what will be involved in them.

If you’re selling your current property you’ll be able to make decisions based upon this, which will reduce the possibility that you will need to seek temporary accommodation while the repairs are being completed, which will save you money in the long run.

Building and Pest Inspections

Building Pest Inspections are an important part of the pre puchase building inspection process as the process will identify if the property has any defects with termite infestations as well as any building defects.

There is the cost of removing the termites, and there is also the future cost, Homes can lose value if termites are found.

BUILDING PEST INSPECTIONS
When you do sell your home, it could cost you at least $50,000 in the resale value. Potentially, people may lose all interest in buying your home, which means you’re stuck with a home that you can’t sell that will end up costing you money.

This said, with property prices the way they are in Melbourne, the impact may be mitigated  when you conduct a building and pest inspection report

When you’re purchasing a home in Melbourne, or anywhere else for that matter, it’s important that you do your due diligence before signing any agreement.

Buying a property is a lengthy process and can take several months, if not years because of the magnitude of the decision that you will be making. The first step is to obtain your finance and work out your budget.

Then you’ll need to start searching for a property, and once you find properties you like, attend the open for inspections/open homes.

There are other steps in the property purchase process that you will need to take as well. One of these is getting a house inspection.

An older home can come with issues that have arisen from aging, dilapidation and degradation

.  Building Pest Inspections in Melbourne is essential as there are in fact a large amount of older homes regularly on the market.

A building inspection will let you know the faults prior to signing any documentation. This protects you should there be something wrong with it.

If you bought a home without getting a building and pest inspection done, you could find yourself losing a lot of money if you were to later find out there were defects.

If this was the case, then you, not the vendor would be liable because you wouldn’t have conducted the relevant checks.

That could cost you thousands of dollars, and that would assume the issue was minor.

Let’s say the issue major and you wanted to back out of the sale, but had made an unconditional offer, you would have no legal recourse if you hadn’t had a home inspection done.

So, if you found that you didn’t want to proceed with the sale you could lose the deposit plus any legal fees or finance approval fees.

Building Pest Inspections

Building and Pest Inspection may be a cost that you don’t want to fork out for, but considering you’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions of dollars, it’s much better to spend a couple of thousand dollars getting the property checked over by an independent builder, so you know exactly what you’re getting.

By getting a house  inspection completed, you will also find that you may have more bargaining power and can negotiate the price down if you find that there are defects that need to be repaired.

Frankston Building Inspections-Pre Purchase House Inspections

Frankston Building Inspections-Pre Purchase House Inspections-Buying a house or an investment property in Ringwood can be a huge risk especially if you do not now what to look for in regards to detecting defects within the structure.

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Inspector at work

A Ringwood pre purchase building inspections conducted by a registered building practitioner can help to eliminate most of these concerns.For the small cost involved it is well worth hiring the relevant building inspector to identify all defects

He will also be able to identify any structural issues that may exist within the structure.Only 1 out 10 people who buy a house in Ringwood conduct a pre purchase building inspection,the 1 person who conducts this inspection is extremely wise as he will be able to rest assured that everything within his property has no structural or major defects.The propective buyer can then use this pre purchase building report to try to lower the purchase price ar get the vendor to pay for any defects found whether they are minor or major

  • WHERE ARE FRANKSTON BUILDING INSPECTIONS-PRE PURCHASE HOUSE INSPECTIONS BASED
    We are based in Frankston and we conduct pre purchase building inspections not only in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula but throughout all off Melbourne.Unlike many other building inspection companies we take pride in providing thorough reports identifying all defects so as the client can make a decision based on fact,we are available up till late evening for any enquiries and we have clients who refer us to many friends and relatives as we treat our clients as part of our family.</li
  • Building Inspections Melboune building site
  • DO PRE PURCHASE INSPECTORS NEED TO BE REGISTERED
    Unfortunately any person conducting pre purchase building inspections are not required to be registered as the industry is unregulated so anyone can conduct these inspections without having any building knowledge,thats why its imperative that before you consult a building inspector conducting pre purchase building inspections that he is indeed registered with the Victorian Building Authority

 

Ringwood Pre Purchase Building Inspections

  • Ringwood Pre Purchase Building Inspections-Buying a house or an investment property in Ringwood can be a huge risk especially if you do not now what to look for in regards to detecting defects within the structure.

    A Ringwood pre purchase building inspections conducted by a registered building practitioner can help to eliminate most of these concerns.For the small cost involved it is well worth hiring the relevant building inspector to identify all defects

    He will also be able to identify any structural issues that may exist within the structure.Only 1 out 10 people who buy a house in Ringwood conduct a pre purchase building inspection,the 1 person who conducts this inspection is extremely wise as he will be able to rest assured that everything within his property has no structural or major defects.The propective buyer can then use this pre purchase building report to try to lower the purchase price ar get the vendor to pay for any defects found whether they are minor or major

  • WHERE ARE RINGWOOD PRE PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTIONS BASED
    We are based in Lilydale and we conduct pre purchase building inspections not only in Ringwood and Lilydale but throughout all off Melbourne.Unlike many other building inspection companies we take pride in providing thorough reports identifying all defects so as the client can make a decision based on fact,we are available up till late evening for any enquiries and we have clients who refer us to many friends and relatives as we treat our clients as part of our family.
  • DO PRE PURCHASE INSPECTORS NEED TO BE REGISTERED
    Unfortunately any person conducting pre purchase building inspections are not required to be registered as the industry is unregulated so anyone can conduct these inspections without having any building knowledge,thats why its imperative that before you consult a building inspector conducting pre purchase building inspections that he is indeed registered with the Victorian Building Authority

building inspector building inspections in melbourne

Building Inspector Building Inspections in Melbourne-Before you buy a house, it’s important to have your new home checked out professionally so there are no nasty surprises. Organising a building inspection is essential; it could potentially save you from expensive mistakes.

A building inspection is a report on the current condition of the property.

It’s good to know upfront what sort of maintenance and repairs you may be up for in the near future and another good idea is to have a pest inspection completed. This is important whether your home is a vintage piece or just a few years old.

Here’s some of what inspectors do:

BUILDING INSPECTOR BUILDING INSPECTIONS

INSIDE
Look for cracks in the wall, they may be hidden by wallpaper
Check walls and floors for dampness
Confirm ceilings are clear of mould or leak stains
Check windows/blinds are in working order
Check plumbing systems – look for leaks, check drainage is working including outside drains

Test the electrical systems including all power points, air conditioning, heating, ceiling and extraction fans
Find any rusting framework
Check doors are functional

Check the level of traffic noise
Check phone lines and TV aerial points

Building inspector at work

OUTSIDE
Check condition of gates and fences to ensure bases are sound
Check the garden for poisonous plants

Check for large trees close to the house as their roots could cause structural damage
Look for any rotting timber on the outside
Inspect external structures like pergolas and granny flats (confirm extensions are legal and council approved)

Keep an eye out for fire hazards such as external cables or power points
Ensure external walls are straight

Test water pressure of external taps

Check the roofs condition including frames and tiles
Look for signs of pests

Once a report has been complied on the condition of the property, you can then make a knowledgeable decision based on the findings. Often items can be fixed and you could include in the contract that your purchase be subject to a favourable inspection.

There are a range options when looking for an inspector, look for an experienced and reputable supplier. This could be a qualified builder or specialised architect, some suppliers offer 12 month guarantees on their work which could save you money if anything goes wrong in that time.

Also have a professional pest inspector give your home the OK.

Remember, it’s good to identify the problems early so you know if you’ve truly found your dream home!

House Inspections Melbourne

House Inspections Melbourne -With so many inspection firms how do you know which you is genuine ,well you should always ask to see there registration details and also there insurance,dont be fooled with taking there word for it

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Inspector at work

The pre purchase building inspections in melbourne are currently not regulated,meaning that anyone can say they are a House Inspections Melbourne inspector and carry out house inspections

House inspections melbourne inspector

This need to stop as too many people are being taken advantage off in regards to be given bad advice as to the condition of the property they are looking to purchase

What do inspectors look for
House inspections look for all defects that are currently in all ares of the house,the inspect the sub floor looking at all flooring timebers and any structural defects that may exist,the also look for dampness and if the ventilation is ok

Roof Void
The house inspection inspectors alos go into the roof void to again check for any structural defects,look at the insulation,sisalation and if there are high energy downlights do they have covers around them and to ensure that no insulation is touching the lighting

Such an easy thing to check for and yet there have been so many fires in Melbourne since the insulation batts was expanded during the GFC of 2008 ,its so imperative to inspect this small defect is not occuring in your home

Timber Stumps
Does your house have timber stumps or are they concrete,such an important aspect of the house inspections process as your stumps may require to be replaced due to rot and if so will cost you thousands to repair and if you are financially exposed this aspect alone could have outcomes on your physical and mental health that you need to avoid at all costs