Buying a property on the Gold Coast can be a great experience or a stressful one – which is why it’s important to get a Building and Pest Inspection. The difference can be the advice you get along the way. At Top Dog, we have extensive experience in Building and Pest Inspections on the Gold Coast, including; termite detection and pre purchase inspections.
What includes in Pre-purchase building inspections by Top Dog on the Gold Coast?
A pre-purchase inspection on the gold coast is a visual appraisal of the condition of a property highlighting existing defects and any areas of concern. Please be aware that these pre-purchase inspections will not cover future issues or defects, conducted by a qualified builder and qualified pest technician prior to purchasing a property. These pre purchase inspections will ensure that the buyer is aware of the quality of property that they will be potentially purchasing.
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.
Why it’s important to get building and pest inspections before a purchase?
Pre purchase pest inspections are essential before making any decisions around the purchase of a property. As buying a home or investment property is likely to be one of the biggest investments most of us will ever make. And yet, some people are willing to let it all come crumbling down because of an invader that’s only a few millimetres tall!
The comprehensive pre purchase inspections are designed to provide a detailed snapshot of the true condition of the property. Top Dog highly encourages buyers to be on-site during building and pest inspections as after our pre purchase inspections is completed, we will walk the buyer around the property to discuss any issues, concerns and our findings. At Top Dog, we always recommend making it a condition of your purchase contract that you are satisfied with the outcomes of these inspections.
How pre purchase inspections by Top Dog helps, the seller, the buyer & the investor?
From a sales point of view, a building and pest inspection is something that can really help both parties when it comes to negotiating. From a seller’s perspective it can be used as a really good tool to give you as the buyer some serious peace of mind, especially if it was carried out by a reputable company.
If you’re the buyer, it can give you some understanding of whether it’s a good buy or if there are a few risks. It’s the same as buying a used car; you would have a mechanic look at the car before you make your purchase.
For an investment of a few hundred dollars – depending on who you use, a combined building and pest inspection will cost roughly $300-$600 – you’ll not only gain peace of mind, but you may also uncover valuable information to help you negotiate the purchase price.
When building and pest inspections process can be commenced?
The Building and Pest Inspection process commences once a buyer puts an offer in on a property. This is the time when you should contact a specialised pre purchase inspection company such as Top Dog. We will liaise with the buyer’s real estate agent and organise a day and time for the professional pre purchase inspections to take place at the property.
How much time is required for a complete pest inspection?
A Building and Pest inspection may take between one to two hours, building and pest inspections time totally depend on the property size.
An extensive report detailing our findings will then be delivered via email within 48 hours of the inspection or once payment has been received.