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When you’re thinking of buying a residential or commercial property, it’s vital to have a building and pest inspection carried out by an industry professional. These type of pre-purchase inspections are highly recommended by those in the real estate industry, as well as banks and other lenders, as they can help to give you a clearer picture of any potential structural issues with the property before signing on the dotted line.
A building inspection is an essential element of your due diligence before you buy a property, as it will pick up any areas for concern around the building’s structure and condition. Structural faults and damage can be dangerous and expensive to repair, and if the building does not conform to the Building Codes and Standards of Australia, you will be liable for the cost of making it compliant with the regulations.
A pest inspection should be conducted at the same time, to gauge the levels of pest activity on the property, to look for any termite damage, and to review the building’s current pest control measures. It’s a frightening reality that as many as one in five homes in Australia can be affected by termites. This number can increase depending on the location of the property, with homes or businesses in warm, humid climates being particularly susceptible to the pests. The threat doesn’t just come from termites either, as there are a range of issues that can negatively impact the timber structures in your property including fungi and wood borers.
While you can have these two inspections done separately, it is sensible to combine them into one longer, more detailed inspection of the property. This will not only save you time, but you will also only have to deal with one set of inspectors on site.
Generally building and pest inspections are either conducted before you make an offer on a property or during the normal cooling off period that follows after you exchange contracts. During this time you can call off the sale by giving written notice, and it’s important to have a thorough inspection conducted to ensure you’re not walking into a money pit or a long term headache.
When you contact Pest Ex for a building and pest pre purchase inspection, we’ll schedule a time that is most convenient to you. The two inspections will take a few hours to complete, and our qualified timber inspectors will examine the building for:
Our inspectors use the latest in technology to detect issues that are hard to see with the naked eye, including moisture meters and scanners, infrared cameras, bionic ear devices and motion sensors.
Unlike other pest controllers who offer this service, a Pest Ex technician will examine every part of the property, including:
Once the inspection is completed, we can discuss our findings with you on site (or on the phone if you prefer). Our written building and pest inspection reports will then be sent to you within 24 hours.
These are designed to be easy to read, and our terminology will be in plain English so you’ll understand our findings and any recommendations we’ve made. We also include any colour pictures of issues we found, such as the location of a termite nest or a safety hazard that may require immediate attention. Our building and pest inspection pre-purchase reports are widely regarded as the best in the industry, and are recommended by real estate, conveyancer and banking experts.
We’ve been in the industry for over 10 years, and have thousands of satisfied customers right throughout the Brisbane region. Our inspectors are highly qualified and have all the necessary industry certifications to ensure you’re getting professional standard workmanship and advice. Let’s look at some of the other reasons more customers choose us for their building and pest inspections than our competitors:
Don’t get caught buying a property that may have serious structural defects or a pest infestation that will be costly and time-consuming to fix. Get a professional building and pest inspection conducted, and give yourself the ultimate peace of mind.