Why you should get a Pre-purchase Property Inspection

Are you thinking of buying a home on the Central Coast?

Buying a property is a huge milestone in anyone’s life, but don’t let the excitement of finding the perfect house overshadow the importance of a pre-purchase house inspection. This type of inspection helps the potential buyer make an informed decision on the purchase, and is best combined with a termite and pest inspection.

In this article we explored the ins and outs of property inspections and the top reasons why a professional building and pest inspection is an absolute must when purchasing a property on the Central Coast.

Discover Hidden Issues

A pre-purchase building inspection goes beyond the exterior of a property. With the trained eyes of qualified building inspectors, hidden issues and structural defects like pest infestation, termite damage and rising dampness are brought to light. These issues can appear minor but can easily snowball into expensive repairs if left unattended. By looking beneath the surface, a professional inspection unveils both minor and major defects and structural issues that otherwise might go unnoticed for years.

Peace of Mind 

Purchasing a home is a monumental decision, and having complete information before settling with the previous owners is crucial in order to make a sound decision. A pre-purchase inspection report provides you with in-depth knowledge of the property’s true condition and can save you hundreds of thousands in future headaches. It will also allow you to budget for potential future repairs if needed. This assurance grants you the peace of mind that your investment is sound and your future is secure.

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Get Bargaining Power

With a detailed building inspection report in hand, facilitated by a qualified inspector, you’re in a stronger position during price negotiations before signing the contract of sale. Armed with knowledge about both minor issues and essential repairs, you can bargain the sale price more effectively. This empowers you to strike a fair agreement that closely matches the property’s true worth.

Plan for Necessary Repairs

The visual inspection provides you with an accurate account of the property’s current condition and essentially creates a roadmap for repairs, if needed. The necessary repairs are often categorised based on their urgency. Some repairs might be critical and need immediate attention (short term), while others might be important but can be addressed in the near future (medium term), and some might be more preventive or cosmetic in nature and can be planned for over a longer period (long term).

Ensure Safety

A pre-purchase building inspection, conducted by a qualified inspector will also uncover potential safety hazards. These hazards encompass anything from the presence of hazardous materials like asbestos and Methamphetamine contamination, to vulnerabilities in the structure itself (add a methamphetamine test to your inspection for as little as $75.00) This knowledge becomes your guide in determining whether the property is truly safe for the well-being of your family.

Vigilance Against Pests

Pests and termites pose threats not only to a property’s structural integrity but also to the health and well-being of its occupants. Given Australia’s susceptibility to pests like termites, a timber pest inspection by a qualified pest inspector complements the building assessment and should be part of the pre-purchase inspection process. Identifying pest-related issues empowers preemptive action before completing the purchase, ensuring your property investment remains secure.

Buy Property with Confidence

By understanding what is included in the professional building inspection report, you can approach your property purchase with confidence.

Uncover Building & Pest Inspections carry out pre-purchase inspections and handover reports throughout the Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, and surrounding areas.

Book your building inspection online today.

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