Building Inspection

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A pre-purchase building inspection is a thorough visual inspection of the property which aims to identify any major defects in all areas of the building and its surroundings.

Areas inspected for any major defects include -

  • The exterior of the building
  • The interior of the building
  • The roof and roof tiles
  • The sub-floor
  • Fences
  • Outbuildings, such as garages and sheds.

The building inspection covers potential defects including -

  • Damaged roof coverings, gutters and leaks
  • The condition of exposed footings, retaining walls and timber frames
  • Leaks and damage to wet areas -  bathrooms, laundries and kitchens
  • Damp issues to the building and all wet areas
  • Overall condition of the building structure
  • Potential safety hazards