Inspections will only be done in areas that are accessible. Areas that are not accessible or are partly obstructed will be excluded.
What You Need to Know About Pre-Purchase Inspections
Inspections should be conducted in accordance to the terms stated in the Australian Standard for Building Inspections. As a buyer, it is important that you understand the scope and limitations of pre-purchase inspections.
After the process is completed, a report will be prepared and provided, detailing the findings of the pre-purchase inspection. Both sellers and buyers should note that the company or the individual handling the inspection will not be held liable for repairs of any damage in the property, whether or not it has been disclosed in the report.
Choosing the Right Person for the Job
When it comes to pre-purchase termite inspections, don’t risk your future family home with just anyone — make sure you have the right person to do the job. Pest inspections can be a daunting task that requires patience, skill and knowledge.
It is recommended that you are present during the inspection so you can ask questions and make sure that the inspection is undertaken comprehensively. Ask the inspector and pay attention to how much time it will take for them to carry out the entire inspection. A thorough inspection should not be rushed, and most inspections will take anywhere between 1.5 and 2 hours.
To ensure quality service, choose a licensed inspector who is trusted in the industry. Remember, real estate agents are working for the seller and will protect the vendor’s interest. Hiring a third-party to conduct an independent and impartial inspection will protect both the seller and buyer during the negotiation.