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By investing in a Pre-Purchase Inspection, you are having a house or unit thoroughly checked for defects, existing problems and potential problems, before you sign to buy. A home is usually the biggest financial investment one can make and the associated costs of potential stamp duty, conveyancing and removal fees adds substantially to your costs.

It is strongly advisable to have a Pest and Termite Inspection carried out at the same time as a pre purchase inspection. It has been found that more than 35% of Australian homes offered for sale have a termite, borer, rot or other destructive timber pest problem.

There is an additional fee if you request the Pest and Termite inspection to be carried out along with your pre-purchase inspection.

To get an obligation free quote on Advice and Inspections, call us on 1300 884 876 or complete the Inspection Quote Request online.

The Building Centre Network also provides other specialised pre-purchase related inspections:

What is included in the Pre-Purchase Inspection?

The Inspector will look for any evidence of dampness in the property. The inspection Service Provider complies with Australian Standard AS 4349.1-1995, Property inspections - residential buildings and the local State's Fair Trading or Licensing Authority Pre-Purchase requirements. Following the Inspector's visit is a comprehensive report.

Access permitting, the Inspector can be engaged to inspect Common Areas (it does involve extra costs as or time is required) such as the roof space, the sub-floor area, the internal hallways, the common laundry, the exterior of the building and the surrounds etc. This report does not include the inspection of any other units in an apartment complex.

You are encouraged to be on site for the Inspection, as you will have a chance to discuss any renovating potentials or maintenance concerns.

Service Fees and Booking arrangements

Please note that service fees are based on time the inspector spends on-site and time it takes to generate the report. Time spent on-site depends on a type of construction, number of bedrooms, or areas that need to be inspected. The time spent to generate a report depends on the complexity of the report (i.e. an expert witness report, or just general report). All costs quoted include GST.

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