GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
If your looking for a building inspector to do a cheap house building inspection report for you it might be unwise as sometimes you do get what you pay for -PROPERTY Cheap house inspections can become a nightmare at times.
The pre purchase building inspections industry in Victoria is unregulated so therefore there is no requirement on your inspector to be registered with the VBA .
There are people calling themselves inspectors who have no building knowledge or at best just basic building experience.
I now off a so called inspector who used to be a grease monkey (car mechanic) who wasn’t very good at that either and now he’s doing building inspections and frame inspections even though he’s tried to become registered with the VBA but was unsuccessful on numerous occasions.
There are many great building pre purchase inspectors in Melbourne and there are many not so great ,you just need to make sure that your pre purchase building inspector is registered with the VBA that’s a great start.
Never go for the cheapest quote as sometimes you may end up paying for it if your reports lacks the information that you require to be sure that there are no major structural defects with your property.
House-Inspections conducts building inspections and pre auction inspections throughout all Melbourne suburbs.
We are VBA Registered Building Practioners with many years of experience the service we provide our clients goes above current industry standards
House-Inspections carried out a building inspection in Lilydale recently for a client who was initially undecided if a building inspection was worthwhile or not.
He considered the home appeared in good order….Admittedly the house looked great to us from the outside also.
The house had significant defects with the sub floor as the stumps had been become rotten and required urgent replacing and the bearers were not sitting on the stumps believe it or not.
The cost to rectify was approx.. $8,000 and it was money the client did not have so yes it was worth it as he saved himself thousands.
Our customer bought the house and was astute enough to have a decent building inspection clause written in his offer. The building inspection wasn’t a waste of money – he got his moneys worth and made cash by negotiating a better price for the house.
All houses have issues. In 25 years performing pre-purchase building inspections we likely find one perfect home per year and that includes new homes.. When we come across homes like this it makes as wish that they were all the same but they are not.
Don’t be too Particular
Home buyers should not expect the home they’re buying to be perfect because it won’t be.
They need to expect that there’ll be maintenance issues that need rectification always. All houses have defects and they are no different from an automobile as continuous maintenance is required on a regular basis.
You are somewhat insane if you do not get a building inspection report as it has the potential to save you thousands.
Never buy a property without the services of a Building Inspector in Melbourne