Two Licensed Pest & Building Professionals, Two sets of eyes are better than one
Building and pest inspections should be conducted by licensed professionals, this should be an integral part of your process of purchasing a property. Major structural issues and pest infestations either(previous or active) are hard to spot with the naked eye alone. By hiring two professionals; both a Licensed Building Inspector and a Licensed Pest Management Technician to conduct a Building and Pest Inspection,you will have two sets of eyes going over the property looking for any building defects and pest activity, which will help you to have a clearer understanding of the property you are looking to purchase. This is often critical information on whether to go ahead with the purchase, renegotiate, or withdraw from the contract.
Its recommend a Pre-Purchase Building and Timber Pest Inspection is performed either before making a formal offer, or if the property is heading to auction – prior to auction date, or through the cooling off period. Queensland buyers have 5 business day cooling off period, withdrawing the offer afterwards incurs a nominal fee. Booking sooner than later is ideal, so you have a strong understand of what you’re buying.
Bug Squad understands that buying into the property market can be a stressful period for any purchaser, below is factors why we’re your first choice when it comes to Pre-Purchase inspections:
- Ensure your peace of mind with fully licensed and insured inspectors.
- Two sets of eyes are better than one, Separate building and pest inspectors.
- Latest technology with time proven techniques – to make sure the inspection is done right.
- Inspections in accordance with the Australian Standards.
- Two Verbal presentation and Full detailed report with photos within 24 hours.
- Arrangements with Property Agent if required.
- External walls
- Internal walls
- Roof Void
- Out Buildings
- Fence Line
- Other timber fundamentals
Unless you’re a fully qualified builder, it’s likely you will miss any hidden defects with the structural integrity of the building. The vendor is obligated by law to disclose certain problems with the property to the agent and to potential buyers, however this should not be relied on solely as it only relates to issues that the vendor is aware of at the time.
All buildings must adhere to the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards, and an independent pre-purchase building inspection will review a wide range of accessible structural and operational elements of the property, including:
- All interior rooms
- The roof void and the exterior, including roof plumbing
- Crawl spaces and basement areas
- Space under floors
- Outside areas, including fencing, steps, balconies, verandahs and decking, driveways and walls
- Other buildings or structures on the property such as sheds, garages and outdoor toilets
The inspector will be looking for any building code violations, damp, wood rot and mould issues (which can often be hidden with a new application of paint), drainage problems, safety and fire hazards, structural weaknesses, cracks and other defects.
Having a professional pest inspection before purchasing a property can be the difference between buying a well maintained house, or one that is infested with hidden bug and other creepy crawlies that need to be eliminated. Without both the equipment and experience, locating and evaluating how many bugs there are is almost impossible, so if you think it’s as simple as having a quick look and some Mortein, think again.
As professionals, we use thermal imaging technology and devices that seek out moisture dense areas. We will look at:
- The roof, gutters and downpipes, vents and roof trusses
- The rooms, flooring, walls, the ceilings, any built in wardrobes, window and doors, cabinets and the skirting boards
- All wet areas especially the bathroom and laundry
- Underneath the building, including crawl spaces, under floors, cellars or storage areas
- The exterior of the building