What Are Building Inspections?
When purchasing a new property, it is important that you know the real value of your investment. Your house may have the perfect design that you want, but there could be hidden defects that are only revealed through a complete building inspection. Our team at Termex Pest Management offers a thorough and detailed pre-purchase building inspection to guide buyers on what they can expect about the property they are planning to live in.
A building inspection is a visual assessment of the condition of a property. Termex Pest Management inspectors will examine selected structural elements and areas that can be safely accessed for defects and potential problems.
We employ non-invasive techniques for inspection and the areas to be checked usually include:
Garage, carport and garden shed
Separate laundry or toilet
Small retaining walls
Surface water drainage
Paths and driveways
Other structures within the site boundaries
Building Inspection Reports
The findings of the inspection will be documented in the building inspection report which we will provide you after the entire process has been completed. The report will also state whether there is an operable safety switch and an existence of operable smoke alarms, for ensuring that the property meets the safety standards according to the building code.
The process excludes the inspection of the insides of the wall and other concealed areas, such as the insides of roof eaves, and does not involve breaking, dismantling and cutting of building materials. However, any visible signs of asbestos may be noted in the report.
The focus of the inspection will be on the major defects evident during the inspection, which includes structural damages that are deemed to be hazardous to the occupants of the property. The inspector will leave comments as to why these are considered to be major defects. Minor defects, which are normally of property maintenance, will also be included.
The findings in the building inspection report only include defects and deficiencies that are found during the inspection, given the weather and other environmental conditions during the time of the inspection. If there are other signs of potential problems that were seen during the inspection, however, inspectors may state it in the report.
Why Are Building Inspections Necessary?
When a building inspection is undertaken prior to purchasing a property, this can help the buyer make an informed decision – whether or not the property is worth its price. In addition, your building inspector can also provide the buyer an estimate of the potential costs for the required repairs and maintenance. Building inspection reports can also be used to negotiate the price with the seller or come to an agreement regarding the repair expenses.
If you require assistance from qualified inspectors for building inspections in the Brisbane area, as well as pest inspections, call us on 1300 837 639 or contact our team for an assessment