A building inspection is a vital aspect when purchasing a property. Whether new or old, you are entitled to know the previous and current construction aspects before making any investments.
Are you a Sydney dweller, and have worked your way through life and now you wish to treat yourself to a fulfilling home? Indeed, it is a lifetime investment. You wouldn’t want your dream home turning into a nightmare. Many underlying issues can easily be overlooked by buyers especially if excluded from a disclosure statement. A couple of factors such as size work together to influence the prices of respective buildings.
A building inspection conducted by professionals can provide someone looking to buy a home with valuable insights thus making an informed decision.
What Is a Building Inspection?
This is a routine building check done by an inspection company whose services are sought by home buyers before committing to any contract. A detailed building inspection report touches on the following elements.
- House wiring
- Any alterations done to the building
- A roof and ceilings report
- Retaining walls
- Doors and windows report
Another vital area of inspection which can be optional in some other states other than NSW, is a pest inspection report. This report bases its finding on the previous, current and future damages that pest and rodents may cause.
Comparing Quotes for Conducting Building Inspections
Building inspecting companies such as Vital Building Inspection are independent experts whose sole work is to effectively inspect properties and ensure a home or building buyers secure assets worth their money. Competitors have a healthy pricing system, therefore getting a comparing quotations matters.
Be certain you are getting what you pay for. However, a pricey building inspection does not guarantee that you get the best building inspection results. Your quotations should be inclusive of all issues associated with a credible inspection.
Some building inspectors tend to be more diligent in their work as compared to others. To guide you into landing a lucrative deal with the most qualified inspection report, ensure to check out for reviews, referrals and if they guarantee efficient service deliveries.
A credible company like Vital Building Inspection will ensure you get the most credible and honest report, giving you a through-way into moving into your dream home.
Standard Procedure before a building inspection
Asking for an independent condition report from the seller is crucial. A certificate of occupancy from the contracted builder can serve you well in future as it gives assurance and partial property ownership. A builder certifier works for hand in hand with building inspection, as both works in the interests of the client looking to make a purchase.
Engaging the services of an independent building certifier for older buildings is essential. Building defects such as poor roofing or plumbing issues can be detected. In some regions, there is a window period upon which a buyer can report defects after purchase. Their services are important in the sense that they come in handy in beating such deadlines, should they not be available or be missed altogether.
How much do building inspections cost?
As we have seen, a couple of factors work together in affecting the building inspection cost. They may include but not limited to the depth of the inspection, the location of the property and the structural design of the building.
For instance, a building sitting on a 160 square feet piece of land on a sloping terrain would definitely call for an inspection. The physical location in terms of whether it is in an urban or in the suburbs calls for a different pricing mechanism. Size is also a key factor in determining the amount payable to the inspection company.
The estimated cost for a full un-inclusive of pest inspection four 4bedroom houses in a zonal area would cost you about $400 and almost double in a metropolitan area. There are additional charges if you wish to engage us further with a pest inspection.
An advisory by the President of the Australian Institute of Conveyance depicts that a successful building inspection ranges from $400 upwards. In some scenarios, it can be more costly. In case you decide you want to include a pest inspection as well, it will consequently stretch your budget.
Note that, it is wise to walk away from a buying and selling agreement in the event of an inspection report uncovers defects.
How Much Does A Pest Inspection Cost?
When assessing the infestation and damages that may have been done to a property, a pest inspection is encouraged. Equally, our top-notch technology can fish out for pests and termites infestations in a building uncovering all the concealed places.
However, unlike building inspections, the pest inspection exercise does not vary on property. We offer these services at a constant price of $300.
Who You Should Perform a Building Inspection
To get a practical report, you need to engage the services of a qualified company. There is a range of certified building inspectors who can perform different kinds of inspection.
Now, this is where Vital Building Inspection comes in handy for you. Upon getting a detailed report from your home inspector, it is when to engage the services of another set of qualified personnel to handle the specialised issues unveiled.
A certified building inspection company has a vast knowledge of the industry and practical experience. Therefore, they know what to look out for. For optimal findings, it is wise to use a licensed company such as Vital Building Inspection, a member of major Australia’s building associations (Master Builders Association). In the event you are not happy with the contracted company services, you can contact the respective association and file a complaint as all member companies should follow a strict code of conduct.
Seek building inspections from us and get free tips of the relevant information of the area including climate patterns and looming environmental issues.
Schedule a building inspection appointment with us today and get our team to work for you in ensuring you get value for your money at competitive rates. For a credible building inspection report, contact us today!