23 Jan 2018
Pre-purchase Building inspection

Why is a Building Inspection in Adelaide so Important?

Buying a new property in Adelaide is an exciting milestone. However, along with the excitement comes feelings of anxiousness and stress. Working out your home or business budget is the hard part, and you’ll want to be sure that you are buying something that is worth the money.

 

While this time may prove to be challenging and it’s only natural to determine if a pre-purchase building inspection is essential. However, as this may be one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make in your life, it is important to carefully inspect the property to save yourself money and stress later on.

 

By obtaining a pre-purchase building inspection when looking to purchase a new Adelaide home or commercial property,  you can make the process less stressful. A property inspection will help you identify any problems that may cost you money further down the track.

 

Below we’ve listed some reasons why a completing a pre-purchase inspection should always be an important part of your buying process:

 

  1.    Unreliable Building

If you are purchasing a property that is already established, chances are you had nothing to do with the home’s construction process. Therefore, you do not know the professionals that completed the job. If that tradesman carried out less than desirable work, this could prove to present problems. Our expert inspectors will be able to look at the homes building integrity and identify if anything has been built wrong, whether it affects the house value and if it requires any repair work.

 

Poor quality work can be made up of a lack of industry knowledge, cutting corners and using inferior quality materials. Every member of the Detail Building Inspections team is trade qualified and have experience in a wide range of building styles.

 

  1.    Structural Damage

A building inspection report will also be able to highlight weaknesses within the structure of the home. Factors such as poor tradesmanship, uneven foundations or ground and pests are all contributing factors that make a building structurally unsound. In turn, not only making the home unsafe for you and your family but also resulting in unwanted, costly repairs.

 

For peace of mind, it’s worthwhile understanding any hidden expenses that may come into play later.

 

  1.    Failure To Meet Building Codes

All Australian buildings need to be built in conjunction with the Australian Building Standards and codes. These codes are what ensures the quality and safety of our homes, business and those living and working within them.

 

In the case of non-compliance builders are held accountable. However, there is no recourse if one cannot prove that it is their workmanship. Once you sign on the dotted line for a property, it is your responsibility to ensure that the home is up to the Australian Building Standards and Codes. Our inspectors will be able to assess the property, advising you of any non-conforming areas and how to move forward.

 

  1.    Water Damage

One of the most common issues that present themselves in inspections. If a house has not been weatherproofed sufficiently, it’s not uncommon for humidity to be present in the building. Other contributing factors can come from internal elements, such as gutters, showerheads, leaky pipes or even faulty air-conditioning units.

 

An inspection report will showcase the areas of the home that have suffered from water damage, as well as the trades needed to rectify the situation. If caught early, these issues are an easy fix. However, if left for a long time they can lead to substantial repair costs.

  1.    Termites and Other Pests

Not only is water damage to a home structurally dangerous, but it also provides the perfect place for unwanted pests to reside. A termite infestation can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in treatments and repairs and if left untreated can result in severe structural damage to the home.

 

Investing in obtaining a building inspection before you sign the papers, can save you thousands in the future.

  1.    Negotiate a Better Price

Once you have received your report, you will be able to determine whether or not problems devalue the overall cost of the home. Providing you with leverage when it comes to making an offer.

 

  1.    Peace of Mind

Probably the most important reason people get building inspections done is to ensure that they are not spending their hard earned money on a lemon or a money pit. Understanding the structure’s true condition before making the significant commitment just makes sense, and is the sure fire path to reaching an element of peace of mind, which is crucial in what can be such a stressful time.

 

At Detail Building Inspections our inspectors are some of the most knowledgeable trades in the business, translating to an accurate and meticulous approach to our inspection services. With us, your residential or commercial buying journey will be a breeze. Book online for your inspection today!