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Pre-Purchase Building Inspection In Adelaide

A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection is essential before you proceed to settlement of your new home or investment property. We provide Building Inspections in Adelaide and Adelaide Metropolitan areas. One of our highly qualified building inspectors will come to the property after liaising with the seller or real estate agent. Then conduct a full comprehensive building and pest inspection. Using the latest in equipment to detect any issues not always detectable by the untrained eye.

Why Get A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection In Adelaide

Imagine this; You finally have your new home. You move in but suddenly find that things are not as you expected. You find there is a plumbing issue or a leak from the roof… or worse, major structural issues.

A Pre-purchase Building Inspection will provide you with the peace of mind that you’ll know the true condition of your prospective new home before your cooling off period. This will allow you to be able to make an informed decision, negotiate the right price, know what to expect once you move in and what to plan for in the years to come.

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The property market is big business, selling property is big business and helping properties to sell is big business. Therefore, pre purchase building inspections are so important to spot current and future problems that an inexperienced buyer would find it hard to discover.

Some sellers will re-grout or re- silicone bathrooms, but this does not stop the dampness currently in the wall can. To the untrained eye a shower with new silicon would seem great, to our Building Inspectors it can indicate a much bigger problems with old leaking pipes inside the walls, or poor drainage.

Other common problems include leaking gutters, poor drainage around the building leading to future salt damp. Wall cracks that have been plastered and then painted over could be masking a bigger issue, such as soil movement due to poor drainage causing foundation problems.

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If your prospective new home does have issues that need to be remedied, our detailed Pre-Purchase Building Inspection will allow you to source quotes for repairs and negotiate this to happen prior to settlement.

Our Building Inspector has over 50 years’ experience in the Building Industry and is able to provide you with a thorough report on the condition of your potential new home. Contact us today to discuss your building inspection needs.

Did you know: Buildings must conform to the Building Codes and Standards of Australia. Which means that, if you purchase a home that does not conform to these standards, you will be responsible for the cost of bringing the building up to code.

Buildings must conform to the Building Codes and Standards of Australia. Which means that, if you purchase a home that does not conform to these standards, you will be responsible for the cost of bringing the building up to code

What Does A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection In Adelaide Cover?

South Building Inspections will provide you with a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection report that will explain in plain English the condition of the home’s structure and major systems.

The Building Inspection Report identifies any major defects and helps to form an opinion regarding the general condition of the property at the time we inspect it. The Inspection Report will include all photographs taken which show any defects detected during the inspection. The full report will be sent to you within 1 hours of our Building Inspector having done the inspection.

The Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Details

The onsite Building Inspection is comprised of a full visual assessment following Australian Standards (AS 4349.1) we specifically inspect all structures within 30 metres of the dwelling and within the site boundaries including fences (but not limited to):

Interior Of The Building

  • Ceilings
  • Wall floors
  • Windows
  • Doors and frames
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom / Ensuite
  • W/C
  • Laundry
  • Stairs
  • Damp problems

Exterior Of The Building

  • Walls
  • Lintels
  • Cladding
  • Doors and frames
  • Windows
  • Chimneys
  • Stairs
  • Balconies / Balustrades
  • Verandahs / Patios
  • Decks
  • Suspended concrete floors
  • Propert

Up To 30m From House, Within Property Boundaries

  • Car space
  • Garden
  • Sheds
  • Fences / retaining walls
  • Paths / steps
  • Driveway
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gas / Electrical connections
  • Roof Space
  • Roof coverings
  • Framing
  • Sarking
  • Party walls
  • Insulation
  • Roof Exterior
  • Roof tiles
  • Tin sheeting
  • Flashings
  • Gables
  • Skylights
  • Vents
  • flues
  • Guttering / downpipes
  • Eaves / fascia
  • Sub-floor Space
  • Timber floors
  • Supports
  • Floors
  • Ventilation
  • Drainage
  • Damp
  • During and after the pre-purchase building inspection process, our friendly building inspector will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding the process or your home.

Every Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Report in Adelaide includes

  • A comprehensive 20-40 page report
  • 1 hr turn-around time
  • Same day inspections available
  • Fully licensed and insured inspector
  • Backed by multiple licenses and over 50 years’ experience in the building industry, you can rest assured South Building Inspections will always be there to give you the right information, the first time.

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