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Pre-Purchase Building & Pest Inspections

At Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections, we understand the significance of purchasing a property. Whether it’s your dream home or a potential investment, ensuring its structural integrity and safety is paramount. That’s why we offer comprehensive pre-purchase pest & building inspections to provide you with peace of mind and confidence in your decision-making process.

What is a Pre-Purchase Pest & Building Inspection?

A pre-purchase inspection is a thorough examination of a property conducted by qualified inspectors before the purchase. It aims to identify any existing or potential issues with the property’s structure, pest infestations, and overall condition. This inspection provides buyers with valuable insights into the property’s true condition, allowing them to make informed decisions about their investment.

Why is a Pre-Purchase Inspection Required?

A pre-purchase pest and building inspection is essential for peace of mind and investment confidence. It helps buyers uncover hidden defects or structural issues that may not be visible during a casual viewing. Identifying these issues early can prevent costly repairs or unexpected expenses down the line. Additionally, a pre-purchase inspection can highlight any pest infestations, such as termites, which could cause significant damage if left untreated. Ultimately, investing in a pre-purchase inspection gives buyers confidence in their purchase and helps them avoid potential pitfalls in the future.

What's Covered in a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

We cover a wide range of aspects during a pre-purchase pest and building inspection to give buyers a thorough grasp of the property’s condition:

Structural Integrity

We thoroughly examine the building's structure to identify any potential issues.

Moisture Damage

Our inspection includes assessing for signs of moisture damage or leaks, which could indicate underlying problems.

Roofs, Walls, Floors and Ceilings

We inspect these key areas to detect any damage or defects that may affect the property's integrity.

Pest Infestations

Our inspectors meticulously check for evidence of pest infestations, such as termites, to safeguard against potential damage.

Advanced Tools and Techniques

We utilise advanced tools and techniques to ensure a comprehensive inspection, leaving no aspect of the property unchecked.

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What Happens After a Pre-Purchase Inspection is Conducted?

After the pre-purchase inspection is completed, our team will provide you with a detailed report outlining our findings. This report will include any issues or defects discovered during the inspection, along with recommendations for further action. We recommend that you contact your inspector to discuss the findings of the report in detail to ensure you fully understand the issues identified and next steps. Armed with this information, you can negotiate with the seller to address any identified issues, seek professional advice if necessary, or make an informed decision about whether to proceed with the purchase.

FAQs about Pre-Purchase Pest & Building Inspections

Why do I need a pre-purchase inspection if the property looks fine to me?

While a property may appear fine on the surface, there could be underlying issues that are not immediately visible. A pre-purchase inspection helps uncover these hidden defects, giving you a complete picture of the property’s condition.

The duration of a pre-purchase inspection can vary depending on the size and complexity of the property. On average, inspections take between 1-3 hours to complete.

No, pre-purchase inspections are recommended for all properties, regardless of age. Even newly constructed homes can have defects or issues that need to be addressed.

Yes, we encourage clients to attend the inspection if possible. This allows you to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the property’s condition firsthand.

If major issues are uncovered during the inspection, you can negotiate with the seller to address these issues or reconsider your decision to purchase the property.

Yes, our pre-purchase inspections include a thorough assessment for pest infestations, including termites and other common pests.

We aim to provide you with the inspection report within 24-48 hours after the inspection is completed.

While pre-purchase inspections are not a legal requirement, they are highly recommended to protect buyers from potential risks and liabilities associated with property purchases.

Yes, the inspection report can be used as a bargaining tool during negotiations with the seller, especially if significant issues are uncovered.

We recommend ensuring access to all areas of the property, including attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Clearing away clutter and debris can also help our inspectors conduct a more thorough examination.

Informed Property Purchases with Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections

At Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections, we are committed to providing you with accurate, reliable, and professional pre-purchase pest and building inspections to support you in making informed property decisions. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and take the first step towards securing your investment.