Total Home Inspections News

9 February 2018

Why Pre-Sale Inspections Are Crucial When Selling or Buying Property

An independent building inspection is imperative when purchasing a property, to avoid unexpected problems and costs down the track. However, it is a misconception that these inspections are only beneficial to the buyer. As a seller/vendor, independent building inspections are also extremely useful.

How does this benefit the seller/vendor?

It is now extremely common for buyers to have an independent property inspection completed prior to finalising the purchase of their property. From a seller’s point of view, this can slow the buying process down if unexpected faults and defects are detected. By sellers having a pre-sale inspection they are equipped with a full knowledge of any issues or faults on their property, they have the option to choose to correct any defects prior to going to market. More importantly, this knowledge ensures no surprises, come finalising the sale, which otherwise may have slowed down the selling process. Also, by producing this document, not only does it give greater confidence to the buyer, but also greater credibility to you as the seller.

How does this benefit the buyer?

Property is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. It’s important that you know exactly what you’re getting into so that you can make an informed decision before you hand over your money. For the sake of a small price, you can have peace of mind that you will not be required to spend thousands of dollars in the future on faults that were present prior to the purchase of your property. Also, the other major benefit of knowing about any issues, is that it gives you greater negotiating power, ensuring you pay a suitable price for your future property.

What is an independent building inspection?

An independent Perth building inspection involves a registered builder visiting your property, or the property you are looking at purchasing. They will thoroughly check for any structural defects within the building, that have lost their intended structural integrity. This includes the building interior, the building exterior, sub floor space, roof space and roof exterior. For a premium rate, you can also have a more detailed inspection which includes electrical fittings, plumbing, appliances, safety switches and alarms, cabinets, fencing, driveways, drainage etc.

The Process

Property inspections should be an easy process for all parties involved. It is crucial that you hire experienced, reputable and qualified people to complete your pre-sale property inspection, ensuring that you receive excellent quality service.

If you require any further information or have any questions regarding independent building inspections, please contact us at Total Home Inspections.