Today, a detailed pest and building inspection has become almost mandatory when buying a home. A property represents a significant investment and this report is a crucial information tool to help you make a well-informed buying decision. But not every building inspector will do a thorough job and it’s important to know what distinguishes a good report from an average one.Your building & pest inspection and report should always be conducted as per the relevant Australian Standards. Here is some information that lists what components a comprehensive pest and building inspection report covers.
As per these standards, this report inspection is only a visual one and has limited tests such as:
Since this inspection covers limited testing and is a visual-only process, it isn’t intrusive. This means, even when he carries out a thorough check, the building inspector will be able to inspect only the areas that are visible and they can access easily. Sometimes, this gives the seller the opportunity to hide issues.
This is why a good report has to clearly set out the building inspector’s terms & conditions and scope within the report. This helps you clearly understand what the context of the report’s findings are and the different things the report should mention include:
A comprehensive report should:
It’s always a good idea to ask to see a sample report to understand what you’ll be getting for the amount you pay. If you want to know more about our services Inspect It First, don’t hesitate to call us at 1300 557 047 or contact us through our contact form.
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