On average South Australians hold onto their homes for more than 12 years before opting to sell, so it’s important to make sure that next dream home doesn’t turn into a nightmare purchase.
An experienced building inspector will carefully examine the accessible areas of a home for defects. A building inspection should comply with Australian Standard AS 4349.1-2007, so an inspector must have the experience to evaluate a property and prepare a report that details the information required in the Standard. It is also important to make sure they are carrying insurance.
In discussions with your potential inspector, ask about their career history, experience and areas of expertise. Only a few inspectors are qualified to do a combined pest and building inspection.
Ask about the type of report you can expect and how quickly it will be provided. Enquire about a sample report to see if it is comprehensive and easy to understand. A report should list what was inspected, flag any defects found and offer some context or advice.
Only a few inspectors are qualified to do a combined pest and building inspection.