Pre purchase Building Inspections
Are you buying a house or building in perth western australia?
We perform independent pre-purchase home and building inspections using state of the art inspection tools including a thermal imaging camera, video borescope and moisture detection meter.
From yanchep to mandurah and all suburbs in between, we also service the swan valley and perth hills a 200 km radius from the perth CBD.
Why should I get an inspection before buying a home?
A thorough inspection by asset protection building inspections will highlight any existing defects and potential problems in the house before you are fully committed to buying.
Since buying a home may certainly be the biggest financial investment you will ever make, a pre-purchase inspection is a relatively small investment that will give you peace of mind for years to come.
Not only can you be confident that the property has been thoroughly inspected by an competent building inspector, but you’ll be able to refer to our comprehensive reports if you decide to renovate, extend or sell in the future.
Getting as much information as you can before signing a contract means that future repairs or alterations can be more accurately budgeted for– or, if there are problems with the home that are picked up during your pre purchase inspection, a reduction in the purchase price can often be negotiated with the seller.
Some mortgage providers will request that an inspection be performed before they commit to funding a home loan.
Be wary of inexperienced inspectors out for a quick buck– if they miss something, its you who will pay for their mistake!
What do we look for in a pre-purchase inspection?
A apb inspections building and pest inspection comprises a visual assessment of the property to evaluate its general condition and identify any major defects.
Our pre-purchase inspections comply with Australian Standard AS 4349.1-1995.
It will also identify minor defects for you to be aware of for general maintaince required.
The following areas are inspected (where access is available):
The building’s interior including: Ceilings; walls; floors; windows; bedrooms; living areas; doors and frames in the kitchen; bathroom; WC; ensuite; laundry; stairs; areas of rising damp.
The building’s exterior: walls (including lintels, claddings, doors and windows); timber or steel frames & structures; chimneys; stairs; balconies, verandas, patios, decks, suspended concrete floors and balustrades.
The roof exterior: roof (including tiles, roof sheeting, gables, flashings); skylights, vents & flues; valleys; guttering; downpipes; eaves, fascias and barges.
The roof void: roof covering; roof framing; sarking; fire/separation walls; insulation, electrical wiring etc
The sub-floor space: timber flooring (including supports, floor, ventilation, drainage, damp); suspended concrete floor. (If applicaple)
How do I arrange a pre-purchase inspection?
Asset protection building inspections will arrange a convenient time and date to inspect the property with the agent/vendor and seller.
Pre purchase building inspections can take up to two hours, depending on the size and condition of the property.
Our inspectors are experienced and competent building inspectors who are here to offer advice on the costs of repairs and feasibility of proposed building changes.
This is also part of pre purchase
Why choose asset protection building inspections for your pre-purchase building inspection?
Apb inspections building inspectors are trusted building inspectors.
Apb inspections building inspectors are professional building inspectors.
Apb inspections building inspectors utilise thermal imaging techniques as part of our inspection.
Apb inspections building inspectors are looking out for your interests by carrying full professional indemnity insurance.
Apb inspections building inspection reports include detailed information and images to clarify highlighted problems room by room.
Asset Protection building inspections are an independent consultancy. We do not rely on recommendations from real estate agents and can guarantee honest, impartial reporting.
Before you buy a house in perth, western australia, talk to us about a pre-purchase building inspection – it could save you thousands and at the very least allow you peace of mind!