What is a building inspection?
A building inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a residential property. Property buyers now entering the marketplace view inspections as a
way to gain valuable information about the biggest single purchase of their lifetime. It
helps them to determine whether there are any major defects at the time of purchase.
In most cases, building inspections are performed after a sales contract, (conditional upon a satisfactory building inspection) has been accepted by the seller. The inspection can usually be arranged immediately to within a day. The property buyer is encouraged to attend the inspection, so that he/she can see first hand the workings of the home. It also provides an excellent opportunity for the prospective buyer to ask questions about the home or to discuss potential changes. Building inspections are not intended to point out every small problem or defect in a home. Minor or cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent without the aid of a professional.
Building inspections should also highlight the positive aspects of the property. In fact, many of the building consultant's observations or recommendations help to dispel home purchaser anxieties, and provide useful repair suggestions.
Pre-purchase building inspections
Pre-purchase inspections are designed to provide purchasers with a complete written report that includes digital photos on the condition of the property the client is purchasing. Joseph Borg's building inspection reports are prepared to comply with the latest Australian Standard 4349.1 – Residential.