Building Inspections Perth
We understand that buying a house is one of the biggest investments and decisions that you will ever make. It can also be one of the most stressful periods in your life, especially if things do not go according to plan or unexpected issues come up.
One of the common mistakes that future homeowners often make is not having a complete property inspection. Despite the costs involved for a building inspection, it is a wise thing to do, before finalising the deal. Some banks will require an inspection as part of their finance requirements.
Sellers are not required to disclose structural damage or hire a building inspector to assess the condition themselves, and so the responsibility for repairing building defects would lie completely with the buyer once the purchase is final. This mistake is easy to avoid by involving Perth Property Inspections from the start. We have saved many home buyers from experiencing nasty surprises down the track.
We provide an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the home you want to buy. Our comprehensive pre-purchase building inspection report outlines the areas of concern and provides digital photos for quick identification of any problem areas.
With over 25 years of experience in the property market, including the completion of over 250 new homes, Steve Miller can offer you peace of mind with your commitment to purchase a home. Our aim is to provide you with professional advice and comprehensive reports so you can make an informed decision.
Home Inspection Services
Perth Property Inspections will provide a comprehensive building report, our Pre Purchase Comprehensive Building Inspection Report exceeds the requirements of the Australian Standards for building inspections AS4349.1-2007.
We offer the following home inspection services:
Pre-Purchase 'Basic' Structural Building Inspection Report
Structural damages can be costly to repair. Even minor defects can easily cost several hundred dollars to repair depending on the damage. This inspection addresses the structural elements of the building including the:
- Interior wall, floor and ceiling structure,
- Exterior wall and roof structure
- Internal roof structure
- Sub-floor space
The Pre-Purchase 'Basic' Structural Building Inspection Report is a small investment to make for your future home knowing that it has been thoroughly checked by an experienced building professional.
Pre-Purchase 'Comprehensive' Building Inspection Report
This inspection is much more comprehensive and includes everything from the basic inspection. We also check the:
- Driveways & paths
- Electrical fixtures for good working order
- Kitchen appliances for good working order
- Plumbing fixtures for good working order
- Roofing material
This extensive report is highly recommended for all homes and includes detailed photos of potentially problematic areas.
Practical Completion Inspection Report
A handover report highlights any defects or incomplete finishes that require attention. For this inspection we check:
- Roof cladding
- Paint finishes
- Roof Structure
This report is helpful for the new purchaser to ensure everything is in good condition before moving in. All defective areas are marked with a coloured sticker for the builder and contractors to easily identify.
Defects Liability Period Inspection Report
The defects liability period refers to a four month period in which builders are responsible for rectifying any defects without additional cost to the homeowner. The builder must be notified in writing within 4 months, otherwise all responsibility then falls to the new homeowner to make those repairs.
This inspection report identifies all maintenance issues which are then sent back to the builder for assessment. Most homeowners tend to overlook this period until it becomes too late.
Why Building Inspections Are Necessary
Even new homes are far from perfect and there is still a possibility of minor structural damage. Getting a pre-purchase building inspection done is necessary to check for:
- Structural issues: It is important to look at the structural components of the house, walls, floors, roof structure, foundations and drainage. Homeowners can be held responsible for repair costs if the building does have a significant structural defect.
- Repairs: A property can still be a worthwhile investment despite any potential issues. Knowing the extent of maintenance and getting an estimate can help homeowners budget for future repairs accordingly.
- Building safety: Downlights touching insulation in the roof space increases the risk of fire and endangers everyone in the home, balustrade with large gaps presents a fall risk. Property inspections check every area of the building to ensure safety is not compromised.
- Unsafe areas: The presence of uneven paths, steps or bedroom windows opening too far could make certain areas unsafe. Addressing these issues is particularly important.
House inspections are sound investments as it helps new homeowners prepare for the future and make plans accordingly. Our building inspector works with you every step of the way to thoroughly check the property and ensure that it meets the building codes set by the Building Commission.
Why Choose Perth Property Inspections
The importance of having a complete property inspection done cannot be stressed enough. Equally important is finding a qualified inspector.
In Western Australia, there are currently no licensing requirements or regulations for building inspectors. This means there are numerous building inspectors without the expertise or background to make accurate comments on issues affecting homes.
Our building inspector is certified by Housesafe Inspections, a nationally recognized provider of extensive training in Pre-Purchase Building Inspections and Defect and Warranty Inspections.
Our licensed builder has over 30 years experience in the building industry. We have completed over 4000 comprehensive building reports and can do the same for you. All reports are completed within 24 hours of the building inspection.
We provide a building inspection service to Perth and all surrounding suburbs. Call us today on 1800 781 251 or use our online booking form to schedule an appointment.
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