Pre-purchase building and termite inspections are essential before making any decisions around the purchase of a property.
You should always have both a pre-purchase building inspection and termite inspection done before you finalise the purchase of a property.
We recommend making it a condition of your purchase contract that you are satisfied with the outcomes of these inspections.
Pre-purchase building inspections
A pre-purchase building inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of a property highlighting existing defects and any areas of concern. Keep it in mind this is will not cover future issues or defects.
If there are and areas of the property that are a concern for you (e.g. the roof), you may wish to obtain a more detailed report from an appropriate expert (e.g. plumber, engineer).
It is important you be present when the inspection is being done. Make sure you understand the process of the inspection, what the inspector will and won’t look at and ask the inspector any questions you may have before committing to purchase.
A termite inspection involves a pest controller doing a visual inspection of accessible areas of the property to see if there is evidence of active termites and/or termite damage.
Your inspector should also tell you:
- what (if any) termite management system has been used on the home and where you can find the maintenance requirements of the system.
- if the property is in a high risk area where there is risk of termite attack.
Who can inspect?
- Only a Completed Residential Building Inspector can complete pre-purchase building inspections
- Only a Licensed Pest Controller can complete termite inspections
- Check your inspector has the correct licence before hiring them.
At Top Dog Pest Control, we have teamed up with another local Gold Coast business – Coastwide Projects – So we can offer our clients a complete and comprehensive service.
Coastwide Projects have more than 10 years’ experience in the construction industry and are well respected as builders specialising in luxury properties and renovations.
If you would like more information on our building and pest inspection services
contact us at Top Dog Pest Control today – 1800 737 836