Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll probably ever make. Just like you take a car for a test drive or even take it to your local mechanic for a once over before you hand over your hard-earned money. A pre-purchase building inspection is an investment that could save you thousands of dollars. By employing a licenced inspector to take a good look inside and out, they can let you know of any hidden concerns and hopefully assure you that the properties asking price is worth paying.
If you have the knowledge of any problems, repairs or imperfections of the property and a guide on what you’ll need to fix, change or make improvements, it can help give you the upper hand. By learning as much information about the condition of the home before you make your purchase, it can give you the negotiating power to ensure the best price for your home.
What really is a pre-purchase building inspection?
As the name suggests, it’s a building inspection that is carried out prior to exchanging contracts for sale and the purchase of your property. Sometimes known as a building report or a property inspection carried out by a qualified inspector. A company like Coastal Building Inspections is hired to review the home from top to bottom. A report is then written out of any findings and then relayed to the customer. It can include any issues like cracks in the walls from movement, a dodgy structure or rising dampness that could cause damage and harmful mould down the track – every homeowner’s worst nightmare! A building inspection is different from a pest inspection that will look for nests and pests throughout your property.
How much will it cost?
The prices can vary depending on the type of dwelling. At Coastal Building Inspections you can get a combined pest and building report on a 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home from $460. When you think of the price you’ll pay for your property, it’s well worth a small investment to uncover any hidden issues, rather than buying a home that needs expensive and time-consuming repairs.
As a local business here on the Central Coast, we are happy to offer honest reports you can trust. Our reports are detailed, yet easy to understand and our staff are available to talk you through anything we might uncover that we think needs your attention. We can get the inspection report to you in most cases within 24 hours. Get a free quote today or book us in to inspect your property prior to purchase.