Getting building and pest inspections carried out before you buy a home in Canberra (or anywhere for that matter!) is a total must. Don’t skimp on a couple of hundred bucks and assume that the home is free of termite infestation or serious construction problems. This could end up costing you 10s of thousands of dollars of repairs. Do you due diligence properly and get your building and pest done before you sign on the dotted line.
Why Pre-Purchase Building And Pest Inspections Are Essential
ATLG Pest Control Canberra know that purchasing a home is one of the most important investments that the majority of us will have to make. Purchasing houses are significant owing to the cost of owning one. Additionally, buying a house is significant in that it provides a sense of permanency and security. It thus makes sense to ensure that the house you purchase is – in every sense of the words – in proper condition. That’s where our expert building and pest inspections come in!
With this in mind, home buyers should consider having pre-purchase building and pest inspections conducted on your behalf. However, not every home buyer is sold on having these inspections conducted.
#1. To Determine Whether The House Is Structurally Sound
Just as it is with every other human-made product, houses also experience deterioration over time. The deterioration is exacerbated when pests such as termites come into the picture.
Having a pre-purchase building and pest inspection will ensure that as a home buyer, you have a clear picture of what you are buying. Ideally, you want to purchase a house that will not crumble and collapse due to structural issues. In this regard, if the house is not structurally sound, you can elect to pass on the purchase and thus negate the nightmare of repairing the structure of the house.
#2. To Estimate The Cost of Repairs
Conducting a pre-purchase building and pest inspection gives the prospective home buyer a clear idea of the amount of money that he or she will have to invest to get the house in proper shape.
Such inspections delve into an in-depth analysis of the condition of the house and not just the superficial look of the house. They are, therefore, better placed when it comes to giving you a better picture of the house as a long term investment.
Call us today for your pre-purchase building and pest inspections.