Why you want to make sure your pre-purchase building inspector is qualified …
- Your biggest investment is likely to be buying a house for yourself and your family, so you want to make sure that you are getting what you are paying for, with no nasty, hidden surprises.
- Hidden surprises could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, cause enormous stress and could even have an adverse impact on your health.
- You may be shocked to discover that 70% of inspectors doing pre-purchase property inspections are NOT BUILDERS and are NOT INSURED and it’s legal, according to the Australian standard used AS4349.1- 2007.
Why a licensed builder is your best choice for a pre-purchase inspection
One of the biggest problems with the building inspection industry is that anyone can buy a franchise from well known organisations with big marketing budgets. Then, a week later they can be doing inspections for unsuspecting clients who believe that they have engaged a builder as their building inspector, when he or she may have been a taxi driver the previous week!
Poorly qualified pre-purchase building inspectors make mistakes that YOU pay for!
The photos below reveal issues discovered on various sites. These faults were all missed in pre-purchase reports made by other building inspectors. The reports were given to me by purchasers who asked us for a second opinion before committing to a purchase.