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 open correctly that could be a sign of a bigger issue such as “Structural”it may mean that the house requires re levelling or there is a problem with the stumps,bearers and floor joists

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

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 inspections inspector will check to see that the plumbing is working and will look at areas that are not accessible to the average buyer

damage to floorboards in sub floor- property inspections
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

For any enquiries or advice ring George direct on 0450 632 867

Author: home-inspection

We are building consultants,we also do pre purchase inspections of houses and buildings throughout melbourne

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