Melbourne Building and Pest Inspections
Doesn’t having peace of mind sound like a fabulous idea when it comes to buying a house? That’s all we want for you! A pre-purchase building inspections, including termite inspection, is essential when it comes to this.
Purchasing a property is a major investment, and we want to ensure that you don’t regret your choice. It ought to be a requirement of your contract that you have a satisfactory Melbourne building inspection report performed by a professional inspector.
Our pre-purchase property inspections give you the information you need to make an informed decision regarding the property and can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs. If any severe faults are discovered after our building and pest report, you can either proceed with the sale, negotiate the purchase price, or withdraw your offer.
We offer a pre-purchase property inspection and a pest or termite inspection, with a complete report delivered to you within 24 hours. There are numerous advantages to doing both with one company:
- You only need one inspection
- Significant savings
- You only have to book and pay once
We ask our clients to accompany us during the inspection, and once complete, the building and pest inspectors give you a verbal evaluation of the property.
Pre-Purchase Building Inspections
It is critical to know the genuine state of a residential property, apartment, or any other building in Australia before making a purchase.
A pre-purchase inspection is a visual assessment of a property’s condition that reveals existing faults, ranging from minor defects to serious structural flaws. It is not, however, a guarantee against future major defects or structural challenges. The building and pest inspection is conducted in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1.
You may choose to hire a consultant in the relevant sector in addition to the inspection if there are certain aspects of the property that you’re concerned about, such as electricity, plumbing, or the swimming pool.
What Does a House Inspection Include?
Our fully-licensed and experienced inspectors examine all areas of the property and provide a thorough inspection, such as:
- The exterior of the building
- The interior of the property
- Under-floor space
- Roof space
- Carport, garage, and garden shed
- The roof exterior
- Small retaining walls
- Fencing, stairs, driveways, and paths
- Separate laundry or toilet
Please Join Us During the Inspection
We recommend that you attend the building and pest inspection so that our experts can show you any concerning areas and answer any questions. If this is not possible, we can address your questions via email or over the phone.
Melbourne Pre-purchase Termite Building Inspectors
With many places in Australia providing ideal conditions for termites, a timber pest inspection is a crucial component of every property sale. Repairing termite damage can be expensive, and it can jeopardize the building’s safety if the infestation is widespread. In simple terms, termites equal major safety hazards!
Timber Pest Inspections Always Include a Search for Termites
Pest inspections are visual examinations of the property’s accessible areas for signs of active termites and termite damage. Additionally, the building and pest inspector looks for termite-friendly conditions and determines whether or not a current termite management system exists.
Your inspector examines the inside and outside of the property, and accessible roof voids, roof cavities, and sub-floor sections. The results of the inspection are included in your pest report, which is sent to you via email the next morning, along with any termite treatment suggestions. Building inspections are conducted in compliance with Australian Standard 4349.3.
Pest and Building Inspection: When Should You Watch out for Termites?
Termites might be the worst nightmare to a home owner due to the considerable damage they can cause and the fact that termites can lower the value of your property.
Coptotermes termites, which may forage up to 50 meters from their nests and are drawn to moist wood on your property, are the termite species that cause intense building damage in Melbourne and often require pest control solutions following house inspections due to a termite infestation. Furthermore, Coptotermes often build nests at the base of a tree, but we’ve also discovered them in sub-floors with insufficient ventilation or poor drainage. Because our pest inspectors can see termites, it’s critical to keep the slab edge, sub-floor, and weep holes free of obstructions.
Termites Can Almost Always Find Their Way In
Termites, for example, can get access to a property by crawling up external walls, stumps, or via a weep hole in the slab edge. Vegetation should be cleared to facilitate visible inspection of the property’s whole external perimeter, as well as sub-floors around all stumps and the entire internal perimeter walls.
The Building and Pest Inspection Report
Following the inspection, the building inspector will give you a very detailed report that includes a description of the property, any issues discovered by the building inspector, the materials used in construction, and photographs of the areas that require your attention.
Within 24 hours of the inspection, clients receive their reports via email. Our comprehensive report is prepared in accordance with Australian Standards. Solicitors and real estate agents have no issues recognizing our building and pest reports.
Purchasing a Property Without Building and Pest Inspections, Melbourne
The real estate market can be a complicated thing. You have to pay close attention to every little detail. Failure to obtain a professional inspection from a certified and independent inspector is equivalent to gambling with what is likely to be your biggest investment. You don’t want to take any chances with such a large purchase, so a pre-purchase property inspection is the best way to ensure that a home is structurally sound and free of major structural defects.
Inspection services are one of the most crucial processes in the home-buying process, and it comes with a slew of advantages:
- You have complete knowledge about the property’s condition and are able to make an informed decision.
- Get a sense of how much it would cost to repair any faults.
- Avoid purchasing a home with severe safety or structural issues.
- Depending on the inspector’s conclusion, you might be able to renegotiate a better deal with the seller.
Contact Us Today for Efficient Service
Are you ready to make use of a pest inspection? Melbourne residents can schedule pre purchase building and pest inspections services by contacting us immediately. Thousands of property purchasers throughout Melbourne trust us as one of Australia’s most competent inspection companies.