Pre-purchase building inspections
Should I get a Building Inspection report before I submit an offer on a property on the Gold Coast?
We are asked this question often and our advice is a building inspection report is vital before you purchase any property. You need to know the house you are buying is structurally sound and has no major faults, and that includes termite and pest infestations.
At KR Building & Pest Inspections, we offer a wide range of building inspection services that include determining evidence and severity of pest damage to timber. A report prepared by one of our inspectors will identify whether there are significant building defects or problems. We pride ourselves on offering a 24-hour turn around on all building inspection reports.
We advise you to obtain a building report before you enter into a contract to purchase a home, being aware of any structural or unsafe areas within a house or unit before you buy can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs.
The building itself is not the only part of a property we check, sheds, patios and external buildings are also checked to ensure they meet local council regulations. Purchasing a property where council approval has not been received or does not meet local council regulations may mean tearing down or removing the structure, so be safe, don’t be sorry!!!
We inspect buildings for the following defects:
- Decaying timber
- Concrete cancer
- Footing movement
- Water damage to wet areas
- General defects
- Pest infestations
We specialise in pre-purchase inspections, build quality inspections, building condition and sustainability reports. Our clear and concise reports outline any areas for concern while taking into consideration the condition of the building, which can be useful for negotiations.
KR Building & Pest Inspections will arrange an inspection time that suits you and assess the job and inspection requirements together. Our thorough and professional services are available from Brisbane to Byron Bay.