Building Pest Inspections


building pest inspection


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

There is the cost of removing the termites, and there is also the future cost, termites are destructive and they can destroy a property within no time without you knowing they are there as they work underground eating al the insides of timber.

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Termite droppings


When you do sell your home, it could cost you thousands in the resale value if termites are found.

Potentially, people may lose all interest in buying your home, which means you’re stuck with a home that you can’t sell costing you thousands.

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

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termite damage

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 are essential before signing your property contract.

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

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If you bought a home without getting a building pest inspections  you could find yourself losing a lot of money if you were to later find out there were defects especially structural.

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, assuming the defects were minor and is structural defects were to be found it would cost you many thousands to rectify.

Let’s say the issue was 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.

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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 .

Building  Pest Inspections 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 few hundred 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.

House-Inspections are VBA Registered Building Practitioners with many years of experience servicing all Melbourne Suburbs.

We are independent and work for you the client only, we never disclose any information to third parties and we don’t work with real estate agents like most inspectors do.

Contact us for your next pre purchase building inspection so we can give you the knowledge to progress further.

Give George a call on 0450 632 867 for any information