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Pre-Purchase Inspections Perth

Why you need a pre-purchase inspection

Buying a house is one of the most significant financial commitments that you’ll have to make in your life. In Australia, 1 out of 3 homes are sold with some significant defects, of which had the house been inspected by our professionals, it would have been picked up. Furthermore, inspections can be used as leverage when negotiating your price.

One of the main reasons why we recommend that you have a pre-purchase building inspection in Perth is the fact that most sellers will often place a ‘band-aid’ solution over the items that could raise many concerns to an untrained eye. For example, we often encounter crack repairs to brickworks that can be difficult to know without the kind of analysis that our experienced building inspectors provide.

Doing this without a trained building inspector who inspects as thoroughly as we do, you are very likely to miss these ‘band-aid’ solutions to the property, and you could end up breaking the bank in the long run repairing them.

Buying a house or a property can indeed be a very emotional and exciting time. You may easily fall in love with a property and overlook the shortcomings that the property comes with. Since the process of buying a property can be speedy, you must request a building inspection before you decide whether to purchase or not. Don’t allow your excitement to drive you into making decisions that you’ll end up regretting. Have a chat with one of our trained and experienced Perth Building Inspectors today!

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Pre-purchase Building Inspections in Perth

Purchasing a property is a big decision, and to make sure that you go into it with your eyes wide open, a pre-purchase structural inspection is necessary for your Perth home. When you purchase a property, it is probably the most money you will ever spend, so it makes sense to ensure that it is a good investment.

When you view a property, it is easy to be blown away by the décor or the size of the rooms. You may even have mentally started moving in and thinking about where your furniture will go. However, there may be problems that only a trained inspector can see, which is why we would recommend one of our pre-purchase building inspections in Perth.

While pre-purchase building inspections are not compulsory in Perth, having serious defects unidentified leaves you responsible for fixing them, and this could lead to some very large bills, as well as having a home that is unsafe for you and your family to live in.

Choose an Experienced Building Inspector in Perth

There are many advantages to choosing an experienced building inspector in Western Australia. With Jim’s Building Inspections Perth, you can be sure that your inspector will be highly trained thanks to Jim’s promise to deliver experienced and qualified inspectors. We even train those who are experienced on more services, as well as making sure we regularly review any industry updates and train team members accordingly. This way, we bring you the best service and one that you can rely on.

As well as this, you can trust us to give you an honest report from your pre-purchase building inspection of your Perth home. As we do not work for any agents, our services are completely dependable and impartial.

As part of a large team, there is always someone at Jim’s Building Inspections Perth to speak to you, so any concerns that you may have can be chatted through with our experienced team.

Once your inspection has taken place, you will receive a report within 24 hours. We make sure that we include photographic evidence to complement our easy-to-read reports. You can be confident that you will not have to spend ages deciphering a lot of building jargon. From here, you are then in the best position to decide whether or not to make an offer on your prospective property.

Jim’s Building Inspections Perth: Allowing You to Confidently Purchase Property

Whether you are an experienced property purchaser, or this is your first time buying a home, Jim’s Building Inspections can ensure you make the best decisions. While it can be easy to let your emotions run away with you, by taking a step back and having a pre-purchase inspection, you know that your money is being well spent on a home that is safe and secure.

With both basic reports and additional inspection options available, we provide you with a comprehensive report that details the condition of the home. Along with this, you can benefit from our expertise at fixing any problems should you choose to go ahead with the purchase.

Contact Jim’s Building Inspections Perth today, and know that your prospective property is in the best hands.

Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Perth

Buying a new home or property is incredibly exciting, however, it also comes fraught with pitfalls which could cost you an arm and a leg if not picked up before you buy the property. We know what it’s like when you find the home of your dreams. You just want to get on with it and sign on that dotted line so that it’s finally all yours.

It’s important not to rush this process though. At first glance, everything may seem to be in tip-top shape, but once the purchase has gone through, you may start to notice that things aren’t quite as rosy as they seemed.

This is why it is absolutely imperative to complete a pre-purchase building inspection before dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s”.

Here are just some of the way that getting pre-purchase building inspections in Perth can help you when buying a home:

Structural integrity

The worst problems when buying a home may not be visible to the naked eye and a professional inspector will be able to get a better look at the deeper issues that a property might have. Second-hand homes, in particular, are likely to have at least a small issue defect and that’s what your inspector will point out. They will have a look for structural aspects like damp problems, cracks, rising floors, rusty roofs and rotting wood. A pre-purchase structural inspection in Perth will also ensure that any outside structures like garages, shed, decks and driveways are structurally sound.

Gives repair estimates

Very few homes are the perfect product, and this ultimately means that there is going to be some repairs needed during the purchasing process. An inspector will ensure that you know about any issues before you put pen to paper and give you a cost estimate of the repairs. This means that you can either get the current owners to fix the problems before you buy the property or use it as a bargaining device on the price if you are going to do the repairs yourself.

Shows the value of the property

It’s only natural that a homeowner will try get as much money as possible for their property. If a pre-purchase inspection isn’t done, then you may be paying a lot more than the house is actually worth. You will get an in-depth report on the maintenance and energy costs and any other issues that you may have to repair on your own. A pre-purchase inspection can get you the best possible deal on a very important life investment that you’re about to make.

Make the best choices in your investment

Buying a property is serious business and you want to ensure that you have done everything possible to ensure that it is the right choice for you. At Jim’s Building Inspections, we have been doing pre-purchase building inspections in Perth for decades. Get in touch with us if you’d like to know more about this particular service or if we can help you in any other way. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Interior of House


Roofing space


Sub-floor space


Exterior of house

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  1. Roof exterior
  2. Under the floor(where applicable)
  3. Roof interior
  4. The interior and exterior of your house
  5. Other structures of your property like sheds, garages and carports
  6. The property itself including retaining the walls, fencing and drainage.
The list below is of the areas and types of issues that are not included in a building inspection. Speak to your building inspector about any concerns and also refer to our terms and conditions for more details.

There will always be some exclusions, and we are upfront about these.

  1. Second story roofs can only be inspected by prior arrangement.
  2. Anything that is below the ground(soil conditions, footage, draining)
  3. Anything that is concealed within the within walls, for example, wiring and plumbing systems.
  4. Issues that are related to the building regulations act
  5. Explanations of ownership rights like titles and zonings.
  • Pool safety inspections
  • Alarms and detectors inspections
  • Asbestos inspections-both visual and sampling
  • Premium inspections like the inspection of gas, plumbing and electrical systems.

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