It can often seem like a tedious task among the long checklist of ‘to do’ items when buying a home, but booking a building report is one of the most important steps of the sale! For many people their home is the biggest purchase they will ever make, so it’s important to do the correct due diligence to protect that massive investment.
Getting a building report is like hiring a mechanic to pop the hood on a new car and have a professional look before you commit. It can be easy to get carried away at how ‘pretty’ something is and an untrained eye might not pick up if the engine is no good…or in the case of a home, if there’s major structural issues.
A building report can save you thousands of dollars, and many headaches, in the long run so it is extremely important you choose a fully qualified and trustworthy professional for the job.
What does a building report involve?
At Trusted Building Inspections, our reports are comprehensive yet we also ensure it is understandable. We inspect the building’s foundations, structure, roofing, walls, floors, and electrical and plumbing fixtures and connections. We also thoroughly check for timber pest infestation.
When complete, you will have a clear understanding of the condition of the property, any areas that need fixing and any underlying issues that could cause potential (and often costly) problems in the future.
While we can give you a rough estimate of what it could cost to fix the defects identified, we always recommend reaching out to qualified tradespeople to get a more accurate estimate.
How long does it take?
This will depend on the size and age of the building (the older they are the longer they typically take), but in most cases Trusted Building Inspections will complete the assessment in a couple of hours. We carry out a comprehensive inspection with no-shortcuts so you can feel confident in your decision moving forward.
If the inspection fee has been paid we guarantee to email the report to you within 24 hours, but most people receive it by the end of the day.
If you are purchasing a property you can then liaise with your conveyancer/solicitor if you want to attempt to make any negotiations following the results of the report.
People often ask us ‘would you buy this house?’ which is an answer we can never give a proper answer on. Everyone is looking for something different in a home. Some people are happy to do renovation work, others want somewhere completely fit out with no faults. It’s all subjective to your preference and budget.
If you want to purchase with peace of mind, contact Trusted Building Inspections today. We know the climate and the nuances that come along with the Sunshine Coast environment, whether that is the impact from the humidity in the summer months or the termites that thrive in our coastal and hinterland environments, our inspectors know where to look!