Pre-Purchase Inspection Reports
What is a pre-purchase property inspection report?
A building inspection is just one check you can get done before buying a property.
Sometimes referred to as a ‘standard property report’, a pre–purchase property inspection report (subsequently referred to as a ‘building inspection report’) is a written account of the property’s condition. It will include any significant building defects or problems such as rising damp,
movement in the walls (cracking), safety hazards or a faulty roof. It is usually carried out before you exchange sale contracts so you can identify problems which, if left unchecked, could prove costly to repair.
Note: A building inspection report is different to a ‘pest inspection report’.
While a building inspection report should identify any visual damage that may have been caused by termites, it usually won’t include termites or other timber destroying pests. You may choose to get a separate pest inspection report done before you buy a property.
Benefits of getting a building inspection report done before buying a property are:
Why do I need a building inspection report?