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What’s involved in a building and pest inspection, how much does it cost, and is it really that important to get one done when you buy a property?

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 millimeters tall!

Termites are nasty little pests that can carry on undetected for months or even years, wreaking havoc with the foundations of your building before you figure out they’re even there. The average repair cost for termite damage to a house is $7,000, although we’ve all heard horror stories when homeowners have been forced to part out with tens of thousands of dollars to rectify a termite problem. So, when you’re in the market to buy, having a building and pest inspection by an expert is an essential part of the purchase process.

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.

We can help!

At Top Dog Pest Control, we have extensive experience in pre-purchase, pest inspections and termite detection on the Gold Coast. However, over the years, we have discovered that when conducting Building and Pest Inspections, one inspector is simply not enough. With one inspector, he or she will normally be an expert in one field, and has done a quick course in the other to try to gain more of the market. This way of doing inspections is not best practice.

At Top Dog Pest Control, we have paired up with another local Gold Coast business – Coastwide Projects – to be able to provide our clients with a complete and comprehensive service. Coastwide Projects have more than 10 years’ experience in the construction industry and in that time, have forged an impeccable reputation as specialist builders of high end properties and extensive renovations. Due to working in this end of the market, they have built a reputation for having an excellent eye for detail and wonderful client relations.

When you book with us, you will get:

  • 2 companies for the price of 1
  • 2 separate inspectors (2 sets of eyes)
  • Infrared camera used as standard
  • 2 separate reports with detailed findings
  • Fast turnaround – detailed reports within 48 hours
  • Friendly, honest, and reliable technicians
  • Fully licensed and insured

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