Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

Why you should engage Next Level to perform your Pre-Purchase Building Inspection?

Identify defects or problems not noticed by the naked eye:

Whether the property you’re interested in buying is old or new it can be easy to miss structural defects that may be disguised until you start residing in the property. A qualified building inspector can identify if a fresh coat of paint is covering up a major crack in the wall or if a defect poses a safety risk to the occupants. Engaging the services of Next Level will give you peace of mind to make an informed decision about the property.

Potential negotiation of the property sale price:

Spending a comparatively small amount on your inspections could save you thousands of dollars in rectifications works in the future. If your inspection identifies major structural defects, you can negotiate with the seller to either repair the defects prior to settlement or obtain quotes to rectify the defects and negotiate the final selling price. If the seller refuses to comply, the buyer could have the option of terminating the contract.

Identify hidden defects and future maintenance items:

There are many defects or maintenance items that may be unforeseen or overlooked at the initial home open. Unfortunately, many of these defects are not discovered until after settlement.

Some items a building inspection will identify are:

  • Leaking shower recesses
  • Water stains to ceilings
  • Broken roof tiles
  • Blocked roof plumbing
  • Dampness to walls
  • Cracking to internal and external walls
  • The energy efficiency of the property (Insulation etc)

The defects identified at the time of the Pre-Purchase Building Inspection will be classified by the following:

  • Urgent and serious safety hazards, which are building elements or situations that represents a current or immediate potential threat of injury or disease to persons.
  • Major Defects, which are defects of sufficient magnitude where rectification has to be carried out in order to avoid unsafe conditions, loss of utility or further deterioration of the property.
  • Minor Defects which are any other defect, usually described as expected or routine property maintenance.

Perth Home Building Inspections

The following items will be checked during the Inspection, complying with AS 4349.1 where applicable. Some examples are listed below. For a complete list please request a Pre-Inspection Agreement:

  • The interior and exterior of the building
  • The roof structure and roof exterior
  • The subfloor where applicable
  • The property within 30 meters of the building subject to inspection
  • Walls internal and external including facades
  • Doors and ceilings for repairs and cracking
  • Rising and penetrating damp
  • Damaged wall and floor tiling
  • Safety omissions including RCDs and smoke alarms

Exclusions and Limitations to the Inspection:

The list below is some of the exclusions and limitations that may not be inspected at the time of inspection:

  • Second storey roofs without prior arrangement
  • Anything below ground level
  • Anything concealed within the walls
  • Conditions we reasonably consider unsafe to inspect
  • Issues that are related to the Building Regulation’s Act

There are always some exclusions to the property at the time of inspection. Exclusions and limitations in our pre-purchase agreement will be forwarded to you prior to inspection. We require the Next Level Building Inspections Terms and Conditions Agreement to be read, signed and returned prior to inspection.

Why Choose Next Level Building Inspections:

  • Competitive Pricing
  • Prompt & Professional Service
  • Free Quotes
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