If you went out to buy a second-hand car, chances are you would get a mechanic or someone from the RACQ to inspect it first to make sure everything was in good working order before buying it. The same goes for buying a home. A house is a much larger purchase than most cars from a financial point of view, and it’s only common sense to get someone qualified to perform a building and pest inspection before the sale goes through.
Even if you are purchasing a brand new home it’s still advisable to have it inspected first for shoddy workmanship before handover. It also serves as protection for you if you decide to sell later on. Why should you have to spend possibly thousands of dollars to get the home up to scratch before the sale can be completed, when it was the result of the construction company that caused the problems in the first place?
Get The Property Inspected Before Signing The Contract
Okay, so you’ve found a home you really like. Negotiations through the real estate agent with the vendor have gone well and you have agreed on a price. You’re itching to sign on the dotted line and get the deal done, knowing that the sooner you sign, the sooner the period of settlement will begin and the sooner you can move into your new home.
But wait! Now is the time to call in a qualified inspector for a building and pest inspection BEFORE you sign the contract. After you sign, you have no comeback should there be any faults in the property that need attention before you acquire it. If the inspector goes over the property beforehand and finds termites or shoddy workmanship that needs repairing, then these repairs can be written into the contract; meaning you won’t agree to purchase the property for the agreed price until the damage has been repaired to a certain standard.
Now, the vendor may refuse to do the work. If they do, then it’s up to you whether you want to proceed with the sale or not, knowing that once the property is yours those repair bills will be yours also.
Peace Of Mind
Having a building and pest inspection will give you peace of mind. It would really be a major mistake to forego this part of the buying process to save a few dollars. The money you spend on the inspection could potentially save you thousands overall, not to mention your sanity.
Building And Pest Inspections Gold Coast
For building and pest inspections Gold Coast, get in touch with us today at DR Building Services. With over 40 years experience in the building industry, we are more than qualified to give you a fair appraisal of the property you wish to purchase. Don’t skimp on this stage of the buying cycle. Order a building and pest inspection today.