Pre Purchase Property Inspections

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions you can make. Identify issues or defects before committing to buy with trusted independent property inspections in Melbourne.

Why new home inspections are so important

We want you to feel confident in your real estate transaction, and a pre-purchase building inspection can provide the peace-of-mind you need during such a major purchase.

Before you commit to buy, have your new house inspected by Site Inspections. Our qualified inspectors will warn you about any minor and major damage to the building; we’re experienced in finding the most common building faults and we can offer our advice on the significance and treatment of the defect.

Based on our finding and advice, you can decide whether it’s in your best interests to proceed, negotiate or withdraw your offer to purchase the property. We specialise in newly-built and existing homes, apartments and townhouses, and provide a detailed house inspection report within 24 hours.

What’s included in our pre-purchase property reports?

The pre-purchase building inspection is carried out by qualified inspectors, in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1.

It will include important details such as:

  • Existing structural damage
  • Conditions conducive to damage
  • Major safety hazards
  • Any other defects
  • Photographic evidence of our findings
  • Advice on resolving issues where necessary

A pre-purchase property inspections can assist you in interpreting the significance of any noted building conditions or defects. It can also uncover a range of issues that may not have emerged for some time following settlement.

Using a variety of techniques and equipment, such as advanced thermal imaging, we can grant you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your prospective purchase is free of any deal-breaking issues before deciding to proceed.

Why Choose Site Inspections?

We know our experience combined with our attention to details and service will leave you feeling confident in your real estate transaction. Book a building inspection anywhere in Greater Melbourne

Frequently asked questions

How important is it to get a pre-purchase inspection before buying a property?

Not every home or building will have problems. Even then, not every problem is going to be difficult or expensive to address. But you can’t know for sure without a building inspection. Getting your home checked out by experts with plenty of knowledge to draw on, and the equipment to do it properly, will give you the complete picture, and ensure that you’re making an informed decision in your purchase.

What sorts of problems can a pre-purchase inspection help me address?

Pre-purchase inspections can uncover structural damage, water damage, electrical hazards, pest infestations, and even building conditions conducive to these sorts of problems. Though it’s fairly common that an inspection is undertaken to discover the extent of a problem rather than determining whether it’s there or not.

In cases like these, your pre-purchase inspection can help you determine whether you want to commit to a purchase – and by extension commit to addressing the problem. There is still plenty that can be done to fix a variety of issues that you may still wish to consider if you have your heart set on a property.

When should I have a pre-purchase inspection conducted?

Ideally you should have a pre-purchase inspection done well in advance or making any final decision about purchasing a property. This will give you time to see the results of the inspection and make an informed decision about whether you want to go ahead with the purchase.

Site Inspections will provide you with the results of your pre-purchase inspections within 24 hours. These results may assist you in negotiations with the current owner, or even cause you to walk away from a property that you otherwise might have bought.

How soon can Site Inspections see the property I am interested in buying?

As one of the leading choices of property inspection services across Melbourne, our services are always in demand. But real estate decisions are virtually always time sensitive, so we make every effort to ensure that we’re working with our clients to ensure their needs are met in a timely manner.

If you’re in a pinch, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to enquire about whether we can make it work. You’ll be glad to know that we offer a 24 hour turn around on inspection reports that will detail any structural concerns, water and electrical hazards, pests and more. Everything you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

How much should I be spending on a pre-purchase inspection?

Our inspections start at $450 for homes within Greater Melbourne. For inspections a little further afield, a graduated cost will apply. The other details to consider will be those relating to the scale and accessibility of the home and aspects of that home to be inspected.

We encourage our customers to see the cost of a pre-purchase inspection as an investment in their peace of mind. At Site Inspections, we know the cost of our services to be minimal when compared to the potential costs of unforeseen problems with a purchased property.