Why do I need a building and pest inspector?

In the exciting process of buying a home, commissioning a building and pest inspection may seem like a tedious step, however it is a step that should never be overlooked.

Let’s look at it this way. Would you ever buy a car without having a roadworthy test? Same goes for houses – buying a house without a building a pest inspection is a recipe for disaster.

There are many hidden issues within a home’s walls, ceilings, and subfloors, and it takes a professional building and pest inspector to find them and advise appropriate next steps.

By shining a light on a property’s weaknesses, building and pest inspections can save new homeowners thousands of dollars. And, more importantly, they help keep people safe.

Here’s why a pre-purchase building and pest inspection is crucial.

What is a pre-purchase building and pest inspection?

Besides bringing you peace of mind, a pre-purchase building inspection is an assessment of a property’s condition that is conducted by a qualified inspector. This all-inclusive inspection covers everything from faulty roofs, rising damp and cracked walls to past, present and future pest damage. It generally includes information on whether these faults can be repaired and a general estimation of how much repairs might cost.

Buying a property is probably one of the most significant investments you will make in your life. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you are getting what you paid for. Organising a building and pest inspection is a fraction of the price to pay for peace of mind, and ultimately a lot less expensive than buying a home that needs extensive repairs.

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