Building Inspectors

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A pre-purchase inspection, using a qualified building inspector, is an essential part of most buyers’ due diligence investigations, whether it is prior to bidding at auction, or as a conditional clause in the sale and purchase agreement. Use the links below to check out the leading building inspectors in your area before deciding who to call.

Ideally, building inspectors should be licensed building practitioners, BOINZ accredited, and carry professional indemnity and public liability insurance, although they are not regulated and anyone can carry out a house inspection on behalf of buyers.

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Arranging a pre-purchase house inspection, using a qualified building inspector, is an essential part of most buyers’ due diligence investigations, whether it is prior to bidding at auction, or as a conditional clause in the sale and purchase agreement.
Use the links to check out building inspectors in your area before deciding who to call. A house inspection for a typical residential property normally costs $400 - $700 + GST and is money well spent, although it can get expensive and frustrating if you keep losing out at auctions and have commissioned multiple house inspections.

A good house inspection should include a thorough report on:

  • The site, eg, retaining walls, fencing, pathways, etc

  • Sub-floor, eg, foundations, drainage, ventilation, insulation, pest infestation and ground condition

  • Exterior, eg, construction, cladding and balconies, verandas and patios

  • Roof, eg, condition, materials, downpipes, eaves, facia and soffits

  • Roof space, eg, access, clearances, thermal insulation, party walls and fireproofing

  • Interior; ceilings, walls, floors, doors and heating systems in each of the rooms and stairs

  • Services, eg, electricity, gas, water, ventilation, plumbing, water collection and disposal systems.

The subsequent house inspection report from the building inspector, should point out any items that are defective and require immediate attention and those that are marginal and may require attention in the medium term. A good building inspector will also make themselves available for a telephone follow-up call with buyer clients to clarify any particular issues and recommend professional service providers that can remedy any defects revealed.