There are many benefits of getting a pre-purchase building inspection as it helps in making the homeowners an informed purchase decision. They also help in ascertaining the repair costs to be incurred to rectify the flaws and issues in the house and much more.
Here are the tips every purchaser should follow before buying a pre-purchase report.
- Choose a qualified reputable building consultant. Melbourne House Check – pre purchase inspections Melbourne has professional building consultants will pay heed to all the demands and services you paid for. Ask them about the licences, insurance and experience before you pay for the report that might not meet your requirements.
- Meet your consultant on site. If you are not present while getting the consultant feedback without encountering the problem, the service is proved invaluable. It also creates a good impression among the consultant that you have made a presence and having a good talk right after the inspection.
- Make sure that you chose the right service. Many professional building consultants do not qualify for timber pest and they would not offer a timber and building inspection as a combined standard package.
- Make sure to check the environmental credentials of the property. Many good, professional building consultants will enlighten you about building orientation, solar hot water, photovoltaic, insulation, and heating and cooling systems installed within the building.
- Read the report entirely. Do not solely rely and believe the conversation you had with your consultant to form an opinion.
- Do not reach out for further information, as it will only prove invaluable. Inspection is solely meant to be visual, and hence it is the reason why your consultant couldn’t pick on a subtle or hidden issue. And when it comes to pest-related advice, get in touch with the engineer.
- Always follow up on the council about the certifications relevant to the building work on the property. This must be taken very seriously if there has been owner-builder work.
- Vendors and purchasers have a thing in common: the former wants to sell a property to the latter in the good light. A good pitch is always dependent on an open, precise and clear advice, and all the parties involved in the information correspondingly.
- When mustering about the building defects, ask yourself two questions, “Can I live with it?” and “Is it reflected in the selling price?”
- Author Bio – Matt Flood is from Melbourne House Check. He has been involved in building and construction for over 15 years, he writes regularly about his experiences and inspection discoveries his blog.