Get a Comprehensive Examination and Report
A written report after a building inspection in Melbourne will identify all minor and major problems as well as the existence of any unsafe defects.
Pre-purchase property checks are such an important procedure required before acquiring your next home.
No matter if you are buying, selling, or renting a home, getting a compliance inspection is one of the best investments you can make.
An assessment includes an analysis of pesticide use and residue which could impact the safety of the home. Rodents, termites and borers can destroy frames, foundations and walls. Our property inspectors will check for termites and structural integrity.
A house inspection may seem like a somewhat expensive initial outlay- however it can prove to be very beneficial, as it gives an insight into the condition of the property.
People who make the mistake of skipping this important step often find defects that will cost them thousands to repair.
Before signing any legal real estate contracts, or making an offer on a property- arm yourself with a comprehensive condition report.
If there is an issue discovered, there is an opportunity not to proceed with the purchase if costly repairs are required or you may be able to re negotiate the purchase price.
Another scenario often uncovered during our building inspections is that construction and structural integrity tasks weren’t done in compliance with safety regulations and building codes and standards.
Carrying out a building inspection will help alleviate these concerns and allow you to make an informed decision in regards to the condition of the property in advance, and to also negotiate a property price reduction to factor in the cost of the repairs of any defects found.
You may also request that the terms of the sales agreement cover the repairs in the final price.
Before purchasing a home in Melbourne, it’s crucial that you do your due diligence before signing any agreement or investing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Buying a property is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your life, and is not one to take lightly. If there are cracks in the walls these could be signs of a twist caused by something deeper- like unstable foundations or structural damage.
If a significant issue was discovered and you chose not to proceed with the sale, you would be legally liable for the deposit, any legal fees and the finance approval fees if you did not have a clause in your building contract, SUBJECT TO BUILDING PEST INSPECTION.
Hiring a residential property inspector might seem like an unnecessary cost, and one that can be avoided. However, with the significant amount being spent, sometimes in the millions, its one of the best investments you can make.
It’s similar to when buying a used car, a lot of sellers don’t disclose faults. However, a home inspection lets you know exactly what you are getting ahead of time, and ensures no nasty surprises will surface later on.
Are Sub Floor Inspections Necessary
This type of inspection is often overlooked due to accessibility and access problems but it is an important part of the building inspection as there may be moisture or structural defects and presence of termite damage.
A sub floor inspections report is crucial as it will identify the existence of water damage to sub floor timbers that may cost thousands to repair.
An easy way to determine if the sub floor condition is below standard is to see if the floorboards are squeaky. If so, the most obvious reason is that the joists under the floor are uneven or are not sitting on the stumps.
This was a problem with a house we inspected in Lilydale recently .
The client had bought the property 12 months ago and could not understand why the floor boards were “bouncy”
What we discovered was that the bearers were not sitting on the stumps therefore creating bounce to floor also the timber stumps required replacing due to rot.
The rectification cost was $15,599 money that he had to borrow ,if only he had got a building inspection he would have saved himself a lot of money.
If you buy a house you require a Building Inspection Report.
Are Roof Inspections Required?
Leaking buildings could have been avoided by conducting roof inspections. Over the last 20 years, people have now come to realize the importance of having a property inspected before submitting an offer, and roof inspections are regularly carried out to detect any structural issues or defects with water.
A roof inspection will identify any potential problems before purchasing the property such as termites and damage to rafters or ceiling joists.
If termites are found they can quickly spread through the timber like a plague and eventually make the entire house uninhabitable if they are left untreated.
If other roof problems are detected, then this can lead to a lot of damage if left unrepaired. Most importantly there is the risk of water damage, which not only will cause moisture issues, dampness and mould, it can lead to furniture being damaged as well as health problems.
If any issues are found during the building inspection, the report that follows will allow you to negotiate the terms of sale, or extending the settlement date allowing for any repairs to be made or to cancel proceeding with the sale completely.