Are you looking for or in the process of purchasing a property? Well, having a building inspection before finalising the sale of the property should be at the top of your to-do list.
It is recommended that building inspections take place before finalising a sale or signing a contract. This ensures that the property you are purchasing is not only up to your standards but also up to the Australian Building Standard. Varying on the situation, this could allow you to either move freely onto another property or have the seller or builder fix the issues before final payment or contract exchange.
Building Inspections Ensure a Property’s Safety
Building inspections, specifically, are undertaken to check for any areas of the property that might be unsafe or have been completed insufficiently. For example, if you are looking to purchase an old property, a building inspection could identify if asbestos is present, or electric wiring needing attention, both issues could be overlooked by the untrained eye and a costly thing to fix if undetected prior to contract to exchange.
New Home Inspections
For new homes, a building inspection might detect if there is any hidden unfinished work that needs to be completed, or aspects not completed to Australian Building Standards such as pool fences not built to the required safety height. If detected in time, the builder has to make the changes before finalising the sale, if not, you could be left with a battle on your hands post handover.
It is important, before purchasing a property, to be fully aware of all potential problems or any changes that may need to be made to the property. This allows for an informed decision on whether the property is right for you before any final payments are made.
Best Quality Building Inspection Services
Here at Bayside Lifestyles Building and Pest Inspections, we take pride in providing the best quality service at a competitive price for our customers. Our building inspections involve a visual inspection of the property to identify any issues or hazards with the property. We then provide a detailed report highlighting any major defects, providing advice on improvements required to bring the house up to the Australian Build Standard.