WHAT DO BUILDING INSPECTORS CHECK

-Well thats a great question,the phone rings i answer House Inspections and the first question is-im looking to buy a house and wanting a quote on a building inspection

Would you like a building and pest inspection or just a building inspection as there are different prices and how big is your house and the area as the answers to these questions will help the inspector give you an accurate price

You give the quote and with many people you never hear from them again as they are shopping around for the best price which is ok but people dont realise that YES there is a difference with Building Inspectors-are they qualified with the VBA or are they just consultants or in many cases are they simply ignorant of the fact that they have no idea of the building process

roof void inspections
Defect in Truss Roof

Why does a bottle of wine cost $5.00 and another one cost $200 well they are made differently  with different ingredients and with a different grape variety -so not all inspection firms will charge the same,some can charge as little as $250 or a bigger firm may charge anywhere from $550 to $700

So there is a big difference ,the question that i never get from a prospective client is ARE YOU REGISTERED WITH THE VBA,i never get this question which is so important in starting your telephone call,always ask this question first

The role of a building inspector is to provide good advice to the client so as they can have the knowledge to make an informed decision when purchasing the property,most clients are more concerned about Structural issues that are affecting the property rather than minor defects,but minor defects  can cost you thousands of dollars that most people havent accounted for so yes all defects are important

A professional building inspector will allow the client to be present in all cases so as to provide the client with a more informed consultation and to answer any questions that the client has in regard to defects on the property and to also provide a cost of rectification works that are required

Ridge Capping Defects

 

Before you buy a house, it’s important to have your new home checked out professionally so there are no nasty surprises. Organising a building inspection is essential; it could potentially save you from expensive mistakes.

A building inspection is a report on the current condition of the property.

It’s good to know upfront what sort of maintenance and repairs you may be up for in the near future and another good idea is to have a pest inspection completed. This is important whether your home is old or your are buying a new home

Before you buy a house, it’s important to have your new home checked out professionally so there are no nasty surprises. Organising a building inspection is essential; it could potentially save you from expensive mistakes.

A building inspection is a report on the current condition of the property.

In our next post we will outline exactly what building inspectors look for during an inspection

For all queries and advise 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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