Pre Purchase Inspections

Pre Purchase House Inspections Melbourne

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, or you are investing in a property, you should know the condition of the house before making a purchase. Far above all else, if you fail to perform due diligence, there’s a chance that you will run into issues. With our pre-purchase house inspections in Melbourne, you will be able to arrive at the right decisions and negotiate well the asking price. 

At SafeHome Building Inspections, we specialise in pre-purchase building and pest inspections in MelbourneThrough our comprehensive reports about the condition of the property you are purchasing, you will know what steps you need to take to keep the property in top shape. 

Why Do You Need Pre-Purchase Building Inspections? 

Pre-purchase house inspections are aimed at locating every visible major and minor defect at your potential home. We put every detail of the inspection into a report, including the defects and the actions you need to make to repair them. 

Our 60-100-page house inspection reports also contain photographs of  most major and minor defects that we come across. We encourage you to discuss the issues with us once you have read the inspection report. 

It provides insight into necessary repairs. 

With a comprehensive pre-purchase building inspection, you will receive a list if defects to rectify and know exactly what major defects and what safety hazards are present. You will then be in a position to make an more informed decision.

It contains electrical wiring and smoke alarm tests. 

Buying a new house is a huge investment, which is why you want to make sure that the property will not cost you a fortune in repairs you can't see.

Our pre-purchase property inspection in Melbourne will help you to identify potential major defects and safety hazards requiring repair.

It identifies unsafe areas. 

Our pre-purchase house inspections in Melbourne will also inspect areas of the home that are potentially unsafe including areas or materials that may contain asbestos, unsafe balconies and cracks in walls. 

When you are aware of such hazards, you will be able to make an informed decision on whether to buy the home. 

It has an evaluation of sundry structures. 

The building is just one part of our property inspectionWe also examine sundry structuressuch as sheds and patios. 

What are Involved in the Inspection? 

We inspect the following: 

The House 

Roof rust, cracked roof tiles, roof leaks, dislodged roof tiles, deteriorated roof tiles, sagging roofline, chimney, flashings, parapet walls, flues, gutter fall, gutter debris, gutter ponding, gutter rust, fascia rot, fascia paint deterioration, fascia unevenness, eaves leaking, eave rot, eaves detached or damaged, downpipe rust, downpipes not connected, downpipes blocked, cracked windows, rotten windows, wall cracks, mortar deterioration, timber rot, bowing walls, rising damp, plumbing leaks and rust, heating ducts detached, rusted heating and cooling, leaks from showers, rising damp inside, uneven floors, footings issues, and more. 

The Yard 

All sheds, garages, pergolas, decks, balconies and retaining walls, surface drainage, paths, fences, driveways and trees. 

How Long Does the Building Inspection Take? 

Our pre-purchase property inspections in Melbourne usually take between one and two hours, depending on the size and compartments of the building. Once we’ve completed the assessment, we will produce a report of the findings. We will send you the report on the same day of the inspection through email. 

In case the inspection flags any particularly worrying issues, we encourage you to discuss them with us and we will advise you with a detailed assessment from an appropriate expert, such as a plumber, electrician, or engineer, before making a judgment call. 

Why Choose Us? 

At SafeHome Building Inspections, Peter is a qualified building inspector having completed a Diploma of Building Surveying and Doug is a qualified Brick layer and Pest Inspector who has been trained at length by Peter to carry out building inspection and timber pest inspections. 

Since our inception in 2004, we have helped numerous homeowners by providing them with the most intensive and accurate building inspection report. With our knowledge and experience, you can trust that we can handle the process quickly and efficiently. 

For Professional Pre-Purchase Inspection, Choose Safe Home Building Inspections! 

While you may have some idea of obvious issues at a homeyou should make sure that you will not fall into the trap of missing the issues only a trained eye can observe. We utilise moisture meters to detect unseen damp and leak issues.  Simple things such as running a torch up a wall can shows cracks that have been patched up.  You need to get into the roof void to assess insulation and roof frames and you also need to get under the home to assess for leaks from wet areas, termites and borer damage. 

One of the most effective ways of detecting cover ups of damage with cosmetic work is by booking our pre-purchase house inspections in Melbourne. 

Our highly skilled inspectors will look for any defects lying around your potential home.

Peter's knowledge and experience of 17 years is fundamental in recognising the tell-tale signs of cosmetic patch jobs, saving you a great amount of time and money. 

If you want to have your property checked, we have the experienced eye to see through your potential home and provide you with the most comprehensive inspection report. Contact us today and we’ll respond to your needs in no time!