Why you should have a building inspection before you buy or sell a home

Make sure you have a Building Inspection before you buy your home

Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. The cost of houses these days is so high that it can take a lifetime to pay it off completely. This is a huge decision and you need to consider many factors carefully in order to buy the right home for you. This decision can be made much easier for you by getting one of our building inspections.  This way, for only a couple of  hundred dollars, you will have a clear understanding of the current state of the property and whether or not any repairs are required.

If you find a home that you would like to purchase you can have a clause placed in the contract that will allow you to have one of our pre-purchase building inspections before the contract is finalised.  This enables you to have one of our professional building inspectors thoroughly inspect the property and deliver their findings to you at the end of the inspection by walking you through the property and explaining the results of the inspection.  You will also receive our written pre-purchase building inspection report as per Australian Standards. If the building inspection goes well you can proceed to buy the home.  If the building inspection highlights issues that will require expensive repairs or future costs beyond what you were looking for you can cancel the purchase.

Building InspectionsThe building inspection will bring to your attention any major costly problems and will help you to make an informed decision about buying the property.  The information that is contained in the building inspection report will allow you to negotiate with the seller or even to cancel the purchase. You can use the building inspection report to get the seller to make repairs to the house or replace certain items.  You can also use it to renegotiate the price and get a discount on the original asking price. If you don’t have a building inspection you will be tied to the initial contract value and if you discover problems later there will be nothing you can do about it.

You should always have one of our professional building inspections carried out before you purchase your home.  It could save you $10,000’s.  Contact us today to book in your pre-purchase building inspection in the Gold Coast or Brisbane.

Pre-sale building inspections

Before you list your home for sale you should have a pre-sale building inspection. You will receive many benefits from having one of our building inspectors go through your home with you to show you what items are going to come up when the buyer has a building inspection done on your home.  This will allow you to decide if you want to make any repairs before you put your home on the market or just tidy up a few things. Even if you don’t want to make any repairs it is still important to know if your home has any issues so that you can be properly prepared and informed. The more information you have the better. This can often stop the buyer from overreacting about the severity of the problem or even trying to terminate the deal. It is found that sellers that have a building inspection before they sell their home have:

  • better selling price
  • increased chance of selling
  • smoother contract process
  • less price renegotiations
  • less litigation
  • less nasty surprises
Having a building inspection before you sell your home does not remove the responsibility of the buyer to have their own building inspection conducted. For pre-sale building inspections contact us today.
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