Do I really need a Building and Pest Inspection?
Updated: Jul 17
𝟭 𝗡𝗢 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗘𝗦
I advise all my Buyers to get a Building and Pest Inspection and to treat it like a check list. It can identify existing issues with a property, help Buyers anticipate and plan for future issues and possible expenses involved with them.
𝟮 𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗚𝗔𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥
Issues arising from the inspections may be deal breakers for Buyers or they may give Buyers a position to negotiate with Sellers over.
𝟯 𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗬 𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗢𝗔𝗗
Homes can come with expensive surprises – I always advise Buyers to do an inspection, regardless of whether the property is a new build or established dwelling. You don’t want to find out later that there are major leaks, foundation issues, termite infestations or similar in your new dream home. This could be a costly mistake to make.
Home inspections uncover minor damages and life-threatening issues like asbestos, mould, termites, structural issues, items that may not be to code such as hand rails or more.