Pre-Purchase Termite And Building Inspections In Brisbane Australia

Pre-Purchase Termite And Building Inspections In Brisbane Australia

Before finalising the purchase of any property you should always have a termite inspection and building inspection done.

We recommend that a condition of your contract be that you are satisfied with the results of those inspections.

Pre-purchase building inspections

What a pre-purchase building inspection includes is a visual appraisal of a property's condition, where areas of concerns or existing defects are highlighted; however it does not offer a warranty against any future defects.

If you have concerns about any specific parts of the property (e.g. the roof), then you might want to contact the appropriate professional expert (e.g. engineer, plumber) to obtain a more detailed report.

Whenever the inspection is being conducted, you should be present. Make sure that you have a good understanding of what the inspection covers (what the inspector will and won't be checking) and that any of you queries or questions that you might have are answered by the inspector before you make your purchase.

Termite/Pest inspections

With a termite inspection, a pest controller performs a visual inspection of the property's accessible areas to see if there is any evidence of termite damage and/or active termites.

You should also be told the following by the inspector:
  • If the property is located in a area where termite attacks are a risk.
  • What termite management system (if any) has been used on the house and where the system's maintenance requirements are located

Who can make an inspection
  • A pre-purchase building inspection can only be completed by a completed residential building inspector
  • Termite inspections can only be completed by a licensed pest controller
  • Before hiring an inspector make sure that they have the correct license first.
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