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Pre-purchase home building inspections are quite simple especially when you are in the process of purchasing one of the biggest investments of your life. A building inspection is a non-invasive visual inspection of a building by a fully qualified and licensed building inspector. The purpose of having a pre-purchase building inspection done is to put your mind at ease and ensure that you are buying a home free of any apparent structural damage or problems.
What a building inspector will be looking for is to see if there is any major damage or fault with the house. After all nobody wants to buy a house only to find out a few months later that they need to spend more money on repairing or restoring the house.
A pre-purchase building inspection will look for minor and major defects. The thing to remember here is that no house or building is perfect and will always have some sort of problem or repair that needs to be done. The new homebuyer needs to be aware of any existing defects or faults with the property prior to purchase.
There are always unexpected repairs with any existing building and you shouldn't cancel a deal based on minor problems, all buildings will have routine maintenance and problems to deal with and are usually easy and relatively inexpensive to repair. It is not realistic to expect the seller to deal with every little possible problem with the building.
The real concern should be to find out the serious problems that could affect the market value of the house or worse cause major injury or harm to the family. The job of the building inspector is to look at the entire building from the foundations to the Roof top. There will be numerous visual checks to be completed and the time it takes depends on age and size of the house being inspected.
An older home may have outdated items that need to be thoroughly checked, therefore making inspection longer. A home inspection is a visual examination and it is not possible to inspect every little item of the house. In this case any possible concerns that cannot be seen will be clearly stated on the report with an explanation.
The best thing to do in this case is discuss directly with the inspector directly for clarification if you are unsure or have any doubts.. ABC building services offers up to a 14 page comprehensive building inspection report and advisory service.
With over 33 years of experience all building inspection reports are done by a fully licensed and trained building inspector in accordance with all Australian building codes and standards. Call us on 0418 825 676 for your comprehensive building inspection and advisory service