Pre Auction Inspections

When it comes to making one of the most significant financial commitments of your life—buying a home—you can’t afford to leave anything to chance. That’s where Safe Home Inspections comes into play. With a legacy dating back to 2004, we are Melbourne’s go-to experts for pre-purchase building inspections.
Led by Peter, a seasoned building surveyor, and Paul, a home construction veteran and licensed pest inspector, we offer an unparalleled depth of expertise. Our inspection services are meticulously designed to cover major defects, safety hazards, and even minor maintenance issues.
And it’s not just about identifying problems; it’s about providing you with a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report—complete with colour photographs—that empowers you to make an informed decision. Whether you’re a homebuyer, a seller, a property investor, or a real estate agent, our services are tailored to meet your specific needs, giving you peace of mind in your property ventures.

Why Choose Safe Home Inspections

In a market saturated with inspection services, what sets Safe Home Inspections apart is our unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Over 20 Years of Experience

We’re not newcomers to this game. Since 2004, we’ve been refining our craft, staying ahead of industry trends and technological advancements. This experience translates into an inspection service you can trust, one that has stood the test of time.

Qualified and Insured Inspectors

Credentials matter. Led by Peter, a diploma-holding building surveyor, and Paul, a licensed pest inspector, our team is not only qualified but also insured. This means you’re covered, quite literally, when you choose us for your inspection needs.

Advanced Inspection Technology

The devil is in the details, and we catch those details using cutting-edge technology like thermal imaging and termite detection radar. These tools allow us to see what the naked eye can’t, ensuring a thorough inspection.
Choosing Safe Home Inspections means opting for experience, qualifications, and technology. It’s a decision that pays off in clarity, quality, and peace of mind.

The Importance of Pre-Auction Inspections

You’re not just buying a property; you’re investing in your future. Let’s delve into why skipping a pre-auction inspection is a gamble you can’t afford.

Risks of Going Uninspected

Imagine sealing the deal and later discovering structural issues or pest infestations. The cost of remedying these can be astronomical, not to mention the emotional toll. An inspection is your safety net, catching these issues before they become your problems.

The Value of Expert Insight

Our inspections offer more than just a checklist of issues; they provide expert insights into the property’s condition. This knowledge is invaluable, whether you’re a homebuyer assessing your potential new home, a seller looking to maximise value, or an investor evaluating the property’s worth.

Legal and Financial Implications

An inspection isn’t just about peace of mind; it’s a legal safeguard. Our detailed reports can serve as a basis for negotiation, potentially saving you thousands. For sellers and real estate agents, they can expedite the sale process by addressing issues upfront.
A pre-auction inspection isn’t a mere formality; it’s a critical step in securing your investment and future happiness. With Safe Home Inspections, you’re not just getting a service; you’re gaining a partner in making one of life’s most significant decisions.

What We Inspect

So, what exactly goes under the microscope during our inspections? Let’s break it down.

Major Defects

We identify significant structural issues that could be deal-breakers. From faulty foundations to roof damage, we ensure you’re not walking into a money pit. This is crucial for all our target audiences, as major defects can significantly impact property value and safety.

Safety Hazards

Electrical issues, fire risks, or hazardous materials—these aren’t just boxes to tick; they’re potential life-savers. Especially important for families and property investors, our inspections flag these hazards so you can address them proactively.

Minor Maintenance Issues

Leaky faucets or chipped paint may seem trivial, but they can add up. For home sellers and real estate agents, resolving these minor issues can enhance the property’s appeal and market value.

Additional Inspections

Beyond the building itself, we offer specialised pest and termite inspections. Particularly relevant for older properties and those in certain geographical areas, these inspections can be vital for both buyers and sellers.
Our inspections are comprehensive, leaving no stone unturned. Whether it’s a glaring defect or a minor annoyance, we catch it—so you can make the most informed decision possible.

Our Inspection Process

You’ve heard what we inspect, but how do we go about it? Let’s walk through our meticulous process.

Initial Visit and Impressions

The first visit sets the stage. We conduct a preliminary assessment to identify obvious issues and plan for a more in-depth inspection.
This is crucial for homebuyers and sellers alike, as it provides an initial gauge of the property’s condition.

Further Visits for Detailed Checks

One visit is rarely enough. We return for a more exhaustive inspection, employing advanced tools and methods to ensure nothing slips through the cracks.
For property investors and real estate agents, this level of detail is invaluable in assessing a property’s true worth.

Due Diligence Checklist

We operate by a stringent checklist that covers every conceivable aspect of the property. This ensures a systematic approach, leaving no room for oversight or error. It’s a roadmap that guides us and informs you.
Our process is thorough, systematic, and backed by years of expertise. It’s designed to give you not just information, but also the confidence to proceed with your property transaction.

Our Reports

You’ve seen our process, but what’s the end product? Let’s talk about the reports that distil our findings into actionable insights.

Report Components

Our reports are far from generic. Ranging from 60 to 100 pages, they offer a deep dive into the property’s condition, complete with colour photographs. This level of detail is indispensable for homebuyers, sellers, and investors who need to understand the nitty-gritty.

Same-Day Delivery

Time is of the essence, especially when you’re on the cusp of a significant life decision. That’s why we deliver our comprehensive reports on the same day as the inspection. For real estate agents, this promptness can be a game-changer in closing deals swiftly.
Our reports aren’t just documents; they’re comprehensive guides to your property. Delivered promptly and packed with actionable insights, they’re designed to empower you in your property journey.


You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Let’s delve into some of the most frequently asked questions about our inspection services to give you a well-rounded understanding.
Our inspections are comprehensive, covering everything from major structural defects to minor maintenance issues and safety hazards. This is crucial for all our target audience, homebuyers, sellers, property investors, and real estate agents as it provides a complete picture of the property's condition.
The duration of an inspection varies depending on the size and condition of the property. However, we aim to be thorough yet efficient, typically completing the inspection within 2-3 hours. This is particularly reassuring for home sellers and real estate agents who are often working against the clock.
Our pricing is transparent and all-inclusive. The cost covers the inspection, the use of advanced technology like thermal imaging, and the delivery of a same day detailed report. This is essential information for budget-conscious property investors.
We understand that time is of the essence. That's why we deliver our detailed reports on the same day as the inspection. This promptness is a game-changer for real estate agents and homebuyers alike.
Absolutely. Our team is led by industry veterans Peter and Paul, who are not only highly qualified but also insured. This ensures that you're in safe hands when you choose Safe Home Inspections. We hope this FAQ section has cleared up any lingering questions you may have. If you need further clarification, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to make your property transaction as smooth as possible.

Take the Next Step

You’re on the brink of a significant life decision. Don’t leave it to chance. You’ve seen our expertise, our meticulous process, and the glowing testimonials from satisfied clients. Now it’s your turn to experience the peace of mind that comes with a Safe Home Inspection. Whether you’re a homebuyer, a seller, a property investor, or a real estate agent, we have the perfect inspection package tailored just for you.
Don’t hesitate. Secure your investment and your future today. For a comprehensive pre-auction inspection that leaves no room for doubt, get a quote or call us directly at 0409 495 949. Your future self will thank you.