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Why You Need A House Inspection

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A Home Inspection Identifies Any Significant Issues

A house inspection identifies any significant building defects.

A house inspection is recommended, particularly for people buying a home but also selling and for general safety. In the case of buying many people forget to include a home inspection as part of their contingency on the contract. For people selling their home an inspection is fast becoming mandatory by larger banks prior to settlement.

In either case, deciding to skip a building inspection to use your money on other costs (e.g. realtor, lawyer fees, ect.) you will be making an unfavourable and potentially costly decision.

1. Know the condition of the house.

One of the most important reasons to have a building inspection is because the process may reveal critical information about the condition of the home. This will allow you to know any repairs and/or maintenance the home may require immediately and in the future.

2. Use it for safety purposes.

With a professional building inspection, you will have peace of mind for you and your family. When buying a new home, do not put their health and safety at risk.

Encourage prospective buyers by having a trained eye inspect your property and ensure your property is safe or will be safe.

3. Obtain insurance easily.

Most insurance companies welcome building inspection reports as they contain comprehensive findings such as structure type, roof type, wall type, number of rooms as well as many other pieces of information that they need.

4. Reveal illegal additions or installations.

A quality home inspection will reveal if rooms, garages, or basements were built without a proper permit or did not follow codes and standards. You need to discuss these findings, if any, with your conveyancer or lawyer who will need to contact the relevant council building surveying department.

For example, if the plans at the council have the house as a single level, three bedroom dwelling but the house upon inspection is a two story dwelling with a bedroom and bathroom upstairs then the extension has been built without a permit.

 

As a potential new homeowner, it is your responsibility to know and understand as many details as you can about the property. By including house inspections in your contract, you can figure out the inner workings of the property and discover all the perks and pitfalls the home has. Contact Chris on 0416 184 265 today to discuss booking a building inspection for a home you are buying or selling.

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