Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

You can have peace-of-mind when you purchase a property and absolute confidence in knowing exactly what you are buying! The way you can achieve this is by getting a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection done.

At First Choice Property Inspections, we provide you with an un-biased, independent report on the property’s currentcondition. You will receive a reader-friendly report outlining the accurate analysis of the property which will include photos to make it easy to see notable problems that we have identified about the property. Because you have received the detailed facts about the properties condition, you will be equipped with the facts to make an informed purchase decision.

We have all heard stories when people buy a property without a pre-purchase inspection, only to find severe damage shortly after they have moved in. Because this almost always amounts to a large repair bill and/or reduced value in your investment, you don’t want this to be your story!

Pre-Purchase Building Inspection is looking for major building defects:

  • Leaking roofs or damaged roof plumbing. Cracked tiles and /or loose ridge capping
  • The roof is also checked from the inside, if there is a void
  • Structural cracks or framing deficiencies
  • Leaking showers, toilets, or baths, laundries (wet areas) are assessed for a number of points including working taps, evidence of water hamme
  • Rising or penetrating damp
  • All accessible sub floor areas to see any problems with the foundations or piers
  • Poor external drainage or storm-water concerns
  • Condition of Hot water tanks and water pressure

Key Benefits:

  • Quality inspection, to Australian standards AS 4349.1, AS 4349.3, & AS 3660.2
  • First Choice Property Inspections’ operators are licensed and insured (Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance)
  • We have the latest technology in thermal imaging to give you a more comprehensive analysis of the property
  • Visual and not-visible termite inspections include a moisture meter check and heat-sensor check of wall-interiors. This is in addition to getting into accessible roof voids and sub floor areas.
  • Our expertise is based on decades of experience in all facets of the building and timber pest industry
  • Reports can be emailed, faxed or posted. Quick turnaround to carry out inspections and write report.
  • Quick turnaround on inspections. You can have the report within 24 hours.


The building interior – Pre-Purchase Building Inspection:

Our experienced inspectors attend the location of your property and conduct a thorough inspection of all interior spaces of the building.

They thoroughly check all bedrooms, hallways and living areas for defects. So this includes the floors, walls and ceilings, timber trims, windows and doors as well as joinery andcupboards.

Our inspectors check wet areas including; bathrooms, kitchens, and the laundry for the age and condition of the hot water service. Evidence of leaking shower recess and/or wet areas are also assessed along with defects in sanitary fixtures.

The building exterior – Pre-Purchase Building Inspection:

Our on-site pre-purchase building inspection includes a thorough inspection of all exterior areas and surfaces of the building and its immediate surrounds on the property.

We check the building exterior for cracks and other defects. Our inspectors also assess windows and doors, balconies / verandas, decks and other timber structures for structural adequacy, wood rot and other defects.

The Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Report contains a summary of notable items.  We may include photographs in the report because then you can easily see problems that need to be addressed.

  • termite damage inside walls
  • Termites Found in Sub-Floor

Things may not be as they appear. Don’t take the risk!

With over 20 Years’ experience, our operators are experienced, qualified and insured for your piece-of-mind.