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Are you starting the exciting search for your own home?
When going to see properties for sale, don’t let a good first impression or ‘curb appeal’ distract you from warning signs in a property – issues which could prove costly and time-consuming, and may even lead you to regretting your purchase in the long run.
A pre-purchase building and pest inspection is now considered by many lenders as an essential step in the purchase of a home, with many financial institutions stipulating it as a condition of their lending offer.
When attending a property inspection, some issues will be immediately obvious as needing attention – peeling paint, damaged fences, chipped concrete and rusted guttering.
However, only a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection can identify issues that are not always obvious at first glance. This is where initial modest outlay of the price of an inspection can pay for itself many times over.
Below you will find visual examples and comments from the many thousands of reports our inspectors have completed over the years, showing defects and issues which may be easy to spot, as well as those that can only be detected in the course of a thorough inspection.
A pre purchase house inspection report, such as the ones The Hub send to our clients, should also include recommendations on how the defects found can be rectified.
This is why it’s crucial to use a company such as The Home Inspection Hub who only use experienced and qualified inspectors. In Victoria there is no formal qualification required to conduct a pre purchase building inspection, however we would strongly advise against using a company whose inspectors are not experienced building professionals.
A pre-purchase house inspection by The Home Inspection Hub is an investment in your safety and peace of mind. We also conduct new home construction inspections, owner builder defect reports and special purpose inspections throughout Melbourne and surrounds, Geelong and Central Victoria.
The Hub also offers specialist services such as contract review, tax depreciation schedules and VCAT reports and expert witness.
We are conducting inspections in line with government restrictions. Call us on 1300 071 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can currently assist you.
We also offer a free quote service.