The Importance of Getting Building and Pest Inspections Before Buying a Property

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When buying a property, it can often be confusing or overwhelming when it comes to knowing which kind of experts to engage with and pre-purchase reports or certificates to purchase to ensure you make a smart investment.

For most property owners, buying a home is the biggest financial investment they will make in their life, and while financial and mortgage advice, location decisions and many other factors are largely researched, it can often be forgotten or overlooked how important it is to hire an expert to undertake Building and Pest Inspections before making a final decisions and signing any dotted lines.

When you buy a car, for example, and especially a second-hand car, you will examine it carefully for signs of damage, have a mechanic check the vehicle to ensure there are no defects or mechanical faults, and so on. This is just common sense. So, doesn’t it make just as much sense to have your property examined with the same fine-tooth comb before purchasing it, because, after all, it will likely become the most valuable asset in your life?

The great thing about Pre Purchase Building Inspection and Pest Inspections is that the financial outlay is minimal, but in return, you will receive complete confidence that you are investing in a sound property that is free from all types of major structural defects and infestations. On the other hand, if you invest in a property without a professional inspection taking place, it will take a lot of time, money and stress to eliminate any unpleasant surprises!

Importance of Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections

Maybe you are wondering why Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections are so important and are they really necessary?

Here are some of the reasons that will help you understand why you should get your house inspected:

  1. It will give you a full understanding of the structural integrity of the house and any possible issues which aren’t necessarily visible to the untrained eye.
  2. You will know if there are any pest problems in or around the property which need attention.
  3. Qualified inspectors will help you understand the seriousness of any structural faults, or any other adverse effects that you might have to deal with if you invest in the property. It will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether you should invest in this property or not.
  4. Experts will advise you of possible costs involved if you need to undertake any repairs and/or pest control. This will provide you with the information you need to make an informed financial decision.
  5. Once you have the report it will allow you to negotiate with the seller for a lower purchase price in order to repair any building defects or pest issues.
  6. Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections protects you from any future regrets that might come from purchasing a property without doing your proper due diligence first. Experts can easily identify any damage or concerns that aren’t visible to you or may not be disclosed by the seller during the sales process.

Benefits of Building and Pest Inspections

Here are some of the benefits that you will get when obtaining building and pest inspections:


Ignorance is not always bliss! While it is sometimes much easier to skip over some of the “fine-print” that comes your way in life, buying a property is not something you should do without crossing every ‘T’ and dotting every ‘I’.

Just viewing the property and walking around it will not provide you with the assurances you need to ensure that there are no critical damages and/or infestations in the house which will create an issue for you in the future.

There are many homeowners who would simply cover up any damage with the help of a little paint, wallpaper or rugs, to ensure that you don’t find out about any problems until it is too late. Only an expert has the experience and knowledge to understand what that crack really means, or where a stain starting to appear is really coming from, to help you find out if there is any kind of damage to the property or areas that you should be concerned about.

Value Assessment

One of the biggest benefits that you will get from expert Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections is a true and realistic assessment about the value of the property. Unfortunately there are many sellers who overprice their property based on location or demand, so it is imperative that the buyer looks at the whole picture which includes any post-purchase costs which will need to be made. This will give you the real value of the property you are looking to buy.

Pre-Purchase Building Inspections also help you know the type of material that has been used in the construction of the property to ensure that you make the right decision which it comes to things like preventative care, long-term maintenance, and safety in the event of an environmental disaster.

Hidden issues

There are hidden and unthought-of aspects in and around properties, and only an expert can uncover and distinguish defects in materials and the construction of a property, as well as identify any pest or potential pest issues.

Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections by an expert will ensure these concealed defects or issues are brought to light and potential purchasers have a complete picture of the investment they are about to make. This information is essential to making an informed decision.

True value and possible negotiations

Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections will enable you to discuss with the seller the ‘overall health’ of the property and speak about any issues in or around the house that can reduce the value of the property.

This will give you an informed platform to stand on, where you can negotiate the terms of a fair and reasonable purchase price for the property.

Hire professionals

It is the safest – and smartest – way forward to invest in experts to help you with important decisions like purchasing a property. The reason is that they have the experience, knowledge, tools and skills needed to inspect the property thoroughly. You will receive a complete report with all the information required to make the best decision for you and your family.

With over ten years’ experience, BeSafe Property Inspections has a trusted team of building inspectors who are the best in the business. They are accredited building consultants as well as experienced licensed builders and fully qualified pest and termite technicians.

Don’t take any risks when it comes to purchasing your next property. Call the experts at BeSafe Property Inspections today to discuss how we can provide you with the peace of mind you need when making one of the biggest decisions of your life!

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