Top Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make During Home Inspections

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Looking for the perfect home for your family can be overwhelming. Ensuring that the chosen house is not only suitable for your needs, but also in good condition is paramount. This is where home inspections play a crucial role. In Perth, home inspections are vital in the home buying process. They offer buyers insights into the condition of a property in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4349.1.

Here are some common mistakes buyers and sellers should avoid when hiring a home inspection service provider.

Neglecting Inspector Research

Before engaging a home inspection service, thorough research is essential. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can help in selecting the right company for your needs. Questions about the inspector’s experience, qualifications, and certifications should be asked to ensure competence and reliability in conducting thorough home inspections in Perth.

At Home Integrity all our inspectors are registered WA builders with several years of experience in the construction industry to ensure a high standard of service is delivered.

Incorrectly Booking

There are lots of different types of building inspection services available in the marketplace. For example, we provide Structural, Structural Plus and Structural Premium. Each Structural inspection includes a different level of service. It’s important you understand what is or, more importantly, what isn’t included in your Home Inspection.

It’s also critical to carefully read your offer document/contract and note what can be covered within the home Inspection.

Overlooking the Inspection Report

Merely skimming through the inspection report may lead to overlooking critical details about the property’s condition. Take the time to thoroughly read and understand the report, including any identified defects and recommended repairs. If necessary, seek clarification from your building inspector to ensure you have a full understanding of what is detailed in your home inspection report.

It’s a good idea to have a chat with your inspector direct. At Home Integrity we provide a phone debrief to all our clients. This allows inspectors to go over any areas of concern and discuss possible rectification works.

Next Steps

Prioritising home inspections in is crucial for making informed decisions when purchasing a property. By avoiding these common mistakes and choosing a reputable inspection service, buyers and sellers can gain valuable insights into the true condition of a home, ultimately facilitating confident decision-making in the real estate market.

Meet our team of qualified building inspectors or contact our team on 08 6184 5624 to discuss our comprehensive inspection services.

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