Buying a new home or business is a major financial commitment, so it is important to ensure that you know as much as you can about the condition of the property as possible before you make your purchase to avoid costly pest problems later on.
To get the best bang for your buck, we recommend having one of our accredited pest control technicians take a look at the property before purchase. We conduct our inspections before the exchange or sale contract to avoid any out of pocket expenses for you.
What is included in the pre-purchase pest inspection?
Our pre-purchase inspection report covers the condition of the property and any defects it may have, such as dampness, movement in the walls or cracking, potential safety hazards, faulty support structures and roof strength.
The Pest Inspection Report
A report formed during the inspection will vary in detail depending on the size, age, and condition of the property. These factors may also influence the cost of the report. The report may contain photographs if necessary and must comply with the Australia Standard, (AS 4349.1).
The areas we inspect include:
- Garage / carport
- Garden sheds
- Small retaining walls
- Surface water drainage systems
- Stormwater run-offs
- Paths / driveways
- Separate laundries/ bathrooms
Why do I need a pest inspection?
There are many good reasons why you should invest in a pre-purchase property report, but most importantly you will rest assured that you are making a solid financial decision on a sturdy property.
You may consider having a report for the following reasons:
- To understand in advance if there are any issues or defects throughout a property.
- To negotiate price depending on possible repairs required.
- To have a formal opinion or advice on any issues that may affect the structure and value of your property over time.
Who is permitted to conduct a pre-purchase building inspection?
From the 1st of January 2004, it is by law that only building consultants who are licensed under the Home Building Act 1989 may carry out pre-purchase inspections of residential properties. Enviro Guard Pest Management ensures that all of our work meets the Australian Standard, hence we include our very own building consultant in our building inspections at no extra cost to you!
If you’re interested in booking a pre-purchase building inspection, please call our friendly team on 1300 669 092 or alternatively, send us an enquiry HERE.