06 May 2018
Building Inspection

Why Should I Have A Building Inspection?

 

When it comes to purchasing a new property, it’s easy to find yourself getting  swept up in the excitement, as well as feeling a little anxious and stressed at times throughout the purchasing process. With so much to consider and many boxes to tick; thinking sorting out bank loans, dealing with real estate agents, competing against other buyers and the thought of moving, in general, you can be forgiven for leaving out a few things.

However, one area that should not be compromised on is investing in a professional building inspection. Think about this; you’re about to make one of the largest financial investments in your life, and so it makes sense to ensure you are buying something that is worth your hard earned money and won’t cause expensive headaches further down the line. This is where Detail Building Inspections can help!

Investing in a pre-purchase building inspection or pre-auction building inspection when looking to purchase an Adelaide residential or commercial property is essential. Not only can it provide you with the peace of mind you deserve, but it will also help you identify defects, major and minor, right from the onset, providing you with the appropriate knowledge to make an educated decision moving forward.

Below we’ve listed a few significant reasons why a pre-purchase building inspection should be at the top of your priority list when purchasing your next property:

 

Unreliable Building

When you’re investing your money into a new property, you don’t want to be buying something that is just going to cause you issues and cost you more further down the track.

If you are purchasing an existing property, you probably didn’t have anything to do with the property’s construction process, including the tradesmen that completed the work. Unfortunately, sometimes people cut corners and more often than not it can lead to substantial issues later on.

Shoddy workmanship is often caused by a lack of industry knowledge, laziness and using inferior materials. Luckily for you, Detail Building Inspections inspectors are all industry professionals and apply this experience to every building inspection. We will successfully identify and address all areas of concern in your detailed building inspection report, allowing you to make a smart investment decision; potentially saving you thousands!

 

Structural Integrity and Pesky Pests!

Just like anything you purchase you want to know what you’re getting for your money and with Australian Consumer Protection Law only covering purchases of up to $40,000. And there’s no insurance policy to protect you against buying a house that is riddled with expensive problems. Once you sign for a house, there’s no going back!

Our building inspection reports will highlight any present or expectant weaknesses within the property’s structure. Uneven foundations, pests and poor workmanship are all factors that can and will contribute to a buildings structural integrity and can lead to unexpected and expensive repair costs.  

A common occurrence in older homes is the presence of pesky termites. These unsightly little critters worm their way into your home and will start eating it from the inside out, which in turn can lead to detrimental and expensive structural damage. Some home’s suffer from such bad termite damage that it is deemed unfixable and requires demolition. Isn’t that reason enough to invest in a building inspection? Each of our building inspectors is specially trained pest inspectors, using the latest technical equipment to locate and identify these pesky pests and the severity of their damages.

 

Water Damage

While one of the most common issues present in properties is water damage, it can also be some of the most problematic and costly if left unattended to.

Water damage can occur from things such as insufficient weatherproofing, internal elements such as showerheads or faulty air-conditioning units. If during your building inspection, water damage is present, the Detail Building Inspections team will provide you with a list of trusted tradesmen that could potentially rectify the issue should you choose to move forward with purchasing.

 

Bargaining Power

Who doesn’t want to snag a bargain right? Well by investing in a pre-purchase building inspection you are giving yourself leverage when it comes to a property’s asking price. Let’s say one of our professional inspectors find some significant issues within the property, but you’re willing to do what it takes to repair it you can use our building inspection findings to barter a better with the vendor. You might even be able to shave enough off the asking price to cover your repair costs!

 

Peace of Mind

Lastly, but certainly not least. Achieving peace of mind when going through the stressful time of buying a home is the sort of thing you can’t put a price on and in this case can potentially save you thousands of dollars in the future.

Be a smart buyer and take the time to gain understanding into what you’re buying. Nobody wants to buy a lemon, and with Australian Consumer Law only covering purchases of up to $40,000 a pre-purchase building inspection can almost act as a safety net before signing anything you may regret.

Protect yourself, your investment and make a smart and knowledgeable investment decision, invest in a building inspection from Detail Building Inspections today!

 

Get a Professional Building Inspection Today!

Looking for a first-class building inspection experience? Look no further than the Detail Building Inspections team. Made up of some of the most knowledgeable industry professionals in South Australia our inspectors bring forth these skills and knowledge to provide you with a thorough and meticulous approach to building inspection. It doesn’t matter what stage of the buying or selling process you’re at or whether you’re looking to purchase a residential or commercial property we can help!

Call or book online with our friendly building inspections team today!