Conducting a Pre Purchase Building Inspection is a Must
Hiring a reputable building inspectors in melbourne firm is strongly recommended before signing your contract of sale,just because it looks ok does not mean that it is.
Theres no requirement in Victoria for any person doing a pre purchase building inspection to be registered therefore its a business thats unregulated so yes it does become “BUYER BEWARE”
There are many buiding inspection firms in Victoria and its a highly competitive industry and as such there are many smaller firms that will say anything to get a job,does the normal person ringing up for a quote on a pre purchase inspection building inspection know that there are many people working as building inspectors that have no idea what they are doing,i dont believe they do,so its imperative that the public is educated about the prospective risks that are associated by hiring an unregistered practitioner,always hire the services of a registered building practioner before proceeding with the inspections and always check his credentials ,dont take his work that he is registered as he may be lying.
The building inspectors job will be to identify any defects that currently exist in the property and he will examine all internal and external areas as well as the sub floor(assuming there is access) and the roof space,he will look at everything and for the small cost involved its certainly worth every cent in conducting a pre purchase building inspections from Building Inspectors in Melbourne firm before proceeding.
All buildings have some sort of minor defect but its the major and the structural defects that are more concerning,once we inspected the roof space of a house and discovered that all the long webs from the truss roof were removed by the insulation installers allowing them more room to lay there product and therefore making the property structurally unsound,the building owners has no idea that this was the case as not many owners go into the roof space or the sub floor.
The subfloor space was inspected and we were horrified to find it covered in 50mm of water with mould growing in the soil,the waste pipe from the kitchen was not connected to the sewer so all the waste was just flowing into the sub floor,if this property was not inspected then the purchaser would never have known about this issue and consequently costing him many thousands to rectify in the end,its always wise to hire a Registered Building Inspector in Melbourne before you sign the contract of sale