PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS

PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION

Pre-purchase inspections are for established homes; you may or may not have yet signed a sales agreement to purchase. If you haven't we suggest you add a condition to the contract and encourage you to speak with us first, this will then enable you to have more scope with regarding to what the Seller may need to remedy at their cost prior to you taking possession. 

Each real estate agency may have a preferred building inspection annexure, such as the ‘REIWA pre-purchase structural inspection condition annexure’ or the agency may have one of their own. These annexures generally only allow for the inclusion of structural defects, that is where the intended structural performance of a building element has deviated from its intended structural performance where rectification has to be carried out to avoid unsafe conditions, loss of utility or further deterioration of the building structure. If you have not yet signed a sales contract and/or annexure we encourage you to speak with us first.

Our service includes the on-site inspection being carried out by a myself with no less than 28 years’ building experience, our company and myself are registered with the Building Commission.  The on-site inspection includes the external, internal and roof cavity of the home, covering structural elements, roof plumbing, roof cover, plumbing, electrical, safety concerns, compliance and maintenance related items, type of insulation installed and coverage, the date smoke detectors expire, and even if there are  leaves within the gutters. No two buildings are the same and each of our fully comprehensive building report is specific to the individual property which is formatted following our own detailed 586 point checklist that has been developed over 20 years. All identified items applicable to the specific home are fully described and worded in laymen terms enabling all persons to easily understand each and every item within the building report.  We bold those items within the report that would generally be required to be completed by the seller (structural defects, plumbing and/ or electrical) this makes the report very clear as to the sellers responsibilities prior to you settling on the property.

Pricing 

Single Storey Homes $295 fixed price and includes GST.

Two Storey Homes $345 fixed price and includes GST.

Fixed pricing is based on brick homes with an expected sales price of $800,000 or less. Refer to our Price List page. 

Note: Keystart loans require a different type of building report – add $95.

IMPORTANY: Keystart changed their policy relating to building inspections on 14 December 2020, which applies to all new applications submitted from that day., whereas Keystart previously required a satisfactory structural building report for all established properties older than 25 years, now under their revised policy, Keystart will now require a satisfactory structural building report from an authorised practitioner such as Affordable Building Inspections (Department of Building and Energy Service Provider Registration No. 11090) should the properties valuation report indicate a risk rating assessment of 4 or 5 under the improvements category.

If you have not already been advised if the property that you are proposing to purchase falls within a risk rating assessment of 4 or 5, then before you engage a building inspector such as ourselves it is suggested that you contact Keystarts Broker Support Team on 1300 366 055 or email  [email protected]

Please feel free to contact me seven days a week on 0409906688 for further details and options available that may assist you.

Building Defects

This example highlights a Lack of Structual Integrity (Corroded and incorrectly attached holding down straps, potential for the roof to uplift from wind).

For many examples of common (and not so common) building defects that we find during our inspections, please visit our blogs page.

Building Inspection Defects

Perth - Pre-purchase Inspection Service Areas

We offer building inspection services carried out by our highly experienced and qualified building inspector in all suburbs of Perth including:  Alfred Cove, Applecross, Ardross, Armadale, Ascot, Ashfield, Attadale, Atwell, Bassendean, Bateman, Beaconsfield, Beckenham, Bedfordale, Beeliar, Belmont, Bentley, Bertram, Bibra Lake, Bickley, Bicton, Booragoon, Brentwood, Brookdale, Bull Creek, Burswood, Byford, Calista, Canning Vale, Cannington, Cardup,  Carlisle,  Casaurina, Champion Lakes, Cloverdale, Como, Coogee, Coolbellup, Cooloongup, Darling Downs,  East Cannington, East Fremantle, East Victoria Park, Ferndale, Forrestdale, Forrestfield, Fremantle,  Gosnells, Hamilton Hill, High Wycombe, Hillman, Hilton, Huntingdale,  Jandakot, Kalamunda, Karawara, Kardinya, Kelmscott, Kensington, Kenwick, Kewdale, Langford, Lathlain, Leda, Leeming, Lesmurdie,  Lynwood, Maddington, Manning,  Martin,  Melville, Mount Nasura, Mount Pleasant, Mt Richon, Mundijong, Munster, Murdoch, Myaree, North Lake, Oakford, Oldsbury, Orelia, Palmyra, Parkwood, Parmelia, Perth, Port Kennedy, Queens Park, Riverton, Rivervale, Rockingham, Roleystone, Rossmoyne, Safety Bay, Salter Point, Samson, Secret Harbour, Seville Grove, Shelley, Shoalwater, Singleton, South Fremantle, South Lake, South Perth, Southern River, Spearwood, St James, Success, Thornlie, Trigg, Tuart Hill, Victoria Park, Waikiki, Walliston, Wandi, Warnbro, Waterford, Wattle Grove, Wattleup, Wellard, Welshpool, Westfield, Westminster, White Gum Valley, Willagee, Willetton, Wilson, Winthrop and Yangebup. 

Mandurah - Pre-purchase Inspection Service Areas

We offer Pre-purchase Inspections and a full range of building inspection services carried out by our highly experienced and qualified building inspector in all suburbs of Mandurah including:: Mandurah City as well as Barragup, Bouvard, Clifton, Coodanup, Dawesville, Dudley Park, Erskine, Falcon, Furnissdale, Greenfields, Halls Head, Herron, Lakelands, Madora Bay, Mandurah, Meadow Springs, Parklands, San Remo, Silver Sands, Stake Hill and Wannanup. We also cover Golden Bay, Herron, Karnup, Lake Clifton, Nambeelup, North Yunderup, Ravenswood, Singleton, South Yunderup.

 

AFFORDABLE BUILDING INSPECTIONS PROTECTING YOUR BIGGEST ASSET!