Do you know that anybody can call themselves a building inspector, you do not require any qualifications, training, insurance or knowledge. This is an issue you should uncover before deciding on an inspector.
Choosing an insured, qualified, licensed inspector with experience means looking further than the flashy and cheap pricing often seen with online advertising.
It's your choice, however the rush of the limited cooling off period often entices quick and poor decisions when you suddenly find a great house.
Did your last inspection report explain the faults, so you knew if the repair was a simple fix or did it just put you off the purchase and kept you searching for that perfect house that may not exist.
I am often referred by past clients, Real Estate agents and Mortgage brokers to their buyers, as my reports are an honest representation of the condition of the house. I am not trying to sell you anything other than to provide you with an accurate report of the condition of the house.
As I also do timber and pest reports at the same time, this is an additional time saving.
Check out my web page for my qualifications, training and insurance.
I recommend you check out the SA Government advisory webpage when purchasing a property to assist you in making an informed decision.
It is strongly recommended that you make the sale of a property subject to receiving a satisfactory building inspection report. You should organise for this to be conducted by a professional. Surveyors, architects or building consultants can carry out a building inspection.
The building inspection report will detail any potential repairs or maintenance that may be required and give an estimate of how much these are likely to cost.
If you suspect that the property shows evidence of termite activity you can make the sale subject to a satisfactory report from a licensed pest inspector.
If you suspect there are serious structural problems you can make the sale subject to a satisfactory report from a structural engineer.
If the property has recently been renovated or extended you can contact the local council to ensure that planning permission was given and that these additions are legal.
Any illegal building work, including additions and alterations, will become your legal responsibility if you buy the property