An area that is often overlooked by potential house buyers is that of pest and building inspections. Many of them think that if the property looks good overall, everything should be fine. However, pest damage is usually not visible to the naked eye until it is too late to save the parts of a property that have been affected. Here are some great reasons why you must have a thorough pest inspection performed by a professional before agreeing to buy a home.
Why you must Hire a Professional Inspector
When hiring someone to perform a pest or building inspection, too many potential buyers make the mistake of trying to have this task done as cheaply as possible. However, it is crucial that you hire an experienced and qualified inspector, as this will ensure the job is done according to current Australian Standards and that the inspection is completed within a reasonable amount of time – usually anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour.
In addition, reputable inspectors have the correct equipment and the best technology to ensure that a thorough inspection of your home is carried out. This ensures that further termite and other pest-related damage can be prevented before it gets too severe.
When do Pest and Building Inspections Need to be done?
It is strongly recommended that pest and building inspections be carried out before you even consider signing purchase documentation. This will not only enable you to renegotiate on the property price in the event of any structural faults or pest infestations being discovered; it will prevent you being held liable for any repair costs associated with structural damage or pest infestations.
How Much will a Pre-purchase and Pest Inspection Cost?
In most cases, a pest inspection and a pre-purchase inspection will cost a few hundred dollars each to have performed by an experienced inspector. Although this may seem like a lot of money to pay out ‘just for an inspection,’ you need to keep in mind that it is best to spend a few hundred dollars now instead of thousands at a later stage to rectify serious pest-related or structural issues.
Finding the Right Inspection Company
Too many people make the mistake of trying to have pest and pre-purchase inspections performed as cheaply as possible. Instead, it’s crucial that you hire a company that is reputable and that only hires licensed, qualified and experienced inspectors. Here at Inspector Hawkeye, we ensure that only the best inspectors are sent to thoroughly check a property, providing you with peace of mind in knowing that you will be making a sound purchase decision.
An added advantage of contacting our team at Inspector Hawkeye is that our team is able to perform a wide range of property inspections, making us your one-stop solution the next time you are considering purchasing a home. If you would like to find out more about our inspection fees or the processes involved with each type of inspection we perform, contact our team today.