Get The Most Out Of Your Building Inspection

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With pre-purchase building inspections in Perth, we understand it can be frustrating or even worrying when your building inspection report comes back with some sort of restrictions and/or limitations. Things like, “no access to roof void area” or “inspection to garage was limited due to stored household items”. Restrictions like this may leave you concerned that the inspector didn’t completed a thorough inspection of the property.

When it comes to older homes with framed timber floors, not having access to the sub-floor area to check for Termite Activity and / or Structural damage can leave uncertainty in the mind of a buyer.

Consider The Inspector

The garage is often a popular spot to store the buyer’s household items when they are “decluttering” their home for home opens. Stored furniture and other household items may restrict the area that the inspector can access to complete a thorough inspection.

As you can imagine, all homes are different, and will have some sort of restriction / limitation for the inspector to work around. But this can be minimised. During the home open or second viewing inspection, take note of any potential restrictions.

Ask the agent the following questions so they can check with the seller to ensure you have a building inspection completed with the inspector viewing building elements as unrestricted as possible.

  1. Are there roof void and / or sub-floor areas that need to be accessed?
  2. Is there clear access around the building?
  3. Do the occupier’s household items and/or furniture obstruct access to any areas?
  4. Is the manhole opening to the roof void 400mm x 500mm and accessible from a 1.8m ladder?
  5. Does the roof void and / or the sub-floor area allow for a crawl space of 600mm x 600mm?
  6. Is there access to the sub-floor area? Does any furniture need to be moved? Is the trap sealed?

By the seller preparing the property for inspection based on the above points, the restrictions and limitations can be minimized resulting in a more complete and thorough inspection. If a return visit is required due to an access issue, you, the client, maybe be charge a fee.

“Buyers who are proactive and ask the right questions about
accessing all areas get the best results.”

If you need a Pre-Purchase Building and/or Timber Pest Inspection completed we can take care of everything fast. You can book here or contact us on 08 6184 5624 or email [email protected].

What Are You Looking For?

Pre-purchase inspections

Identify major defects or issues that could impact your new property’s value and liveability.

Construction Progress Inspections

Identify major defects early before your build moves to the next stage.

Strata Inspections

Providing a clear understanding of building maintenance requirements.

Owner Builder Inspections

Offering a second set of qualified eyes to assess the work of your trades.

Termite & Timber Pest Inspections

Qualified timber pest inspectors who will inspect every room for termite activity.

Building Disputes

Our team is here to help you with your building and construction dispute.

Defect Inspections

Determine any faults or defects in a building with a qualified building inspector.

Hi there, 

We see you have added an Electrical, Plumbing and Gas inspection (EPG) with a Pre-Settlement inspection. 

Please note these are very similar inspections, just performed at different times. The EPG occurs during your pre-purchase inspection, while the Pre-Settlement occurs 5-7 days before settlement. 

If you require both please proceed to check out. Alternatively, remove one and continue.

If you would like further information, please call our office before proceeding to check out on (08) 6184 5624