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Tips To Get Your Property Ready For a Building Inspection

Planning on selling your house and having to go through the motions of getting it ready for sale can be quite an exhaustive and overwhelming experience. Just getting some basic maintenance and repair work done isn’t always enough to make a property appealing to prospective buyers and it makes a lot of sense to hire the services of professionals to spruce-up the look of your home before putting it up for sale.

You can also consult your local real estate agent to give you some sound advice about the things that you can do to make your property more appealing to a potential buyer. In addition to upgrading features and getting things fixed, you should also consider getting a building inspection done.

Spruce-up all areas in your home

But before you hire a licensed building inspector for the job, there are a few things you can do to improve the appearance and condition of your property. Buyers are very particular while investing in a property and they tend to notice easily visible sections of the property and delve under the surface and in areas that aren’t so easily visible at first glance too, such as:

  • Under your house structure
  • On the roof
  • In the roof space
  • Storage areas
  • Inside walls
  • Garages
  • Storage sheds and other outbuildings

All of these areas are as important as the indoor areas of your home; and you need to consider them in your upgrade and repair plans even if they aren’t easily visible during an open house.

Why opt for a building and pest report?

For homeowners looking to sell their property, getting a building and pest report can prove to be a very effective marketing tool; when you obtain this report, it becomes easier and quicker for a potential buyer to make a buying decision and put forth an offer. It also acts a safety net for both parties as they can rest assured that there won’t be any unpleasant surprises like technical issues that could impact a smooth sale.

The building inspection prep checklist

You have the option to wait for a serious buyer to request a building and pest inspection. But it’s crucial that you have your property ready for the building inspector’s arrival. Here is a checklist you can follow and tips to get your property ready for a building inspection:

#1 Sub-Floors

Make sure there is convenient access to the sub-floor spaces, keep them clear of obstacles and ensure the space is left unlocked before the inspection. Remove all debris and dirt from under the house structure for easy inspection of the drainage installation and the foundation. If the building inspector is unable to access these areas, he will note it on the report.

#2 Furniture

Make sure that the indoor spaces of your home are uncluttered; this will make it far easier for the professional to inspect the floors and walls. The inspector isn’t permitted to move any floor coverings or furnishing due to risk of damage to the items.

#3 Internal flooring

Allow for easy access to inspect the condition of all internal flooring especially timber floors.

#4 Internal roof space

Remove any items that have been stored in the roof space and make sure there is convenient access to that space.

#5 External roof

You need to ensure that the external roof area is accessible via a 3.6 meter ladder. If it isn’t possible to safely inspect the roof that can impact the quality of the report.

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Inspect It First Team
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