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Building and Pest Inspection Requirements

Building and Pest Inspection Requirements

If you have recently bought a new home or acquired new premises for your business, then one of the first things that you need to do is organise a building and pest inspection. The last thing that you want to be stuck with is a property that is infested with something that becomes unmanageable over time, so the quicker you can pass the responsibility on to the likes of us here at PCT Building And Pest Inspections, the better!

There are more rules and regulations involved with pest inspection than you probably realise, so before you get yourself into trouble, allow us to enlighten you a little bit. Here are some facts about who needs a building and pest inspection, and why it is important.

  • Building and pest inspections are recommended and usually required for home buyers, vendors, property investors, property managers and commercials clients. As you can see, that is a pretty extensive list so it’s more than likely that you are going to find yourself needing to take part in one at some point in your property-owning history.
  • In terms of why it is important to have such an inspection, the answers are all pretty clear and understandable. The first is that it can identify safety hazards and major defects before any binding contracts are signed.
  • An inspection can give you a blueprint of where you need to focus your repair and maintenance work, rather than spending money on areas of the property that are not the most crucially vulnerable at the time.
  • The inspection will obviously help to identify any pest infestations that are present, and one that you might not be able to notice by sight alone is termites in the wood framing of the property.
  • Asbestos is also that you need to make sure is thoroughly checked for, and an inspection like this performs that search as standard. Asbestos poses a major risk to health and should be removed.

If you are going to be needing a building and pest inspection any time in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch or to call us directly. There will always be a member of the team waiting on the line to talk with you and answer any questions that you might have about your particular situation. Our aim is to get you set up with an appointment as soon as possible so that your property issues can be resolved as soon as possible too!

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Building Inspection

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Building Inspection

Building Inspections Gold Coast

Buying a property is one of the biggest commitments you can make in your life, so before doing so you want to make sure that you know exactly what you are in for! The most effective way to make sure that you have knowledge of every single thing the potential property has to offer is by arranging a building inspection.

Here at PCT Building Inspections, we make it our business to thoroughly assess each assigned location, completing a thorough checklist to ensure that no corners are cut and no leaves are left unturned. To help you on the prospective buyer side of the equation, here are some tips for getting the most out of your building inspection on the Gold Coast.

  • It is always good practice to make sure that you are present during your home inspection. If you show up and are there rather than leaving the inspector to their own devices, you can point out areas of concern or interest that you think need extra attention.
  • Make sure to shop around and hire an inspector that you really trust. A detailed discussion during an appointment should be enough to know if you trust them or not, and the trust is important because you want as honest an appraisal of the house as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask all and any questions as you go around with the inspector. The more you know and understand about the process, the easier things are going to be going forward. Consider yourself a sponge and the inspector the fount of knowledge!
  • It is usually general practice anyway, but make sure that you get your inspector to take pictures of their findings as they go. They will be going into spaces like the roof, crawl space, attic etc. that you might not necessarily want to witness for yourself. Picture evidence is one of the best and simplest ways to help you and others involved understand the issues at hand.

So, if you are looking for a building inspection on the Gold Coast, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. A member of the team will be happy to arrange an appointment with you to get the ball rolling for a thorough and extensive inspection. If there is anything that you need to know about your prospective property, we guarantee that we will find it!

Choosing A Good Building Inspector

Choosing A Good Building Inspector

How Do I Choose A Good Building Inspector?

When you are buying a house, paying for a building inspector service is vital. If you have an inspection prior to signing an agreement, you can avoid potential pitfalls, and buy secure in the knowledge that the property is a safe one. If you need help from inspectors of buildings or pests, then we can show you the best way to choose the right person for the job.

Choosing The Right Time

In order to find a good inspector, you have to bring them in at the right time. The buyer will usually initiate the inspection to make sure that the property is sound, both structurally and in terms of pests, before they buy. It is not unusual for initial purchase contracts to make a satisfactory building/pest inspection a condition of the agreement.

Finding Someone Qualified

As well as choosing someone who is available when the inspection is needed, you should also be looking for someone who is suitably qualified. Most inspectors will have taken specific courses, and be highly qualified in this subject. They should also have experience, allowing them to evaluate the property. Inspectors are required to be licensed builders, surveyors and architects who have previously worked in the building industry.

Having The Right Tools

An inspector will not just walk around the building, looking for clearly visible signs of problems. Instead, they will use non-invasive tools in the process, including scanners, thermal imaging machines, electronic meters and water sensors, which will help them to process the building and spot obvious problems. They will also use machines to show moisture in woods and plaster, and have cameras or video recorders to capture evidence of any problems that they find.

Comprehensive Reports

Inspectors will also be able to provide you with a quick inspection report, which will tell you all that you need to know about the house. You should view a sample to make sure that it covers the areas that you are interested in. You may receive a finished report of between 5-30 pages, so be prepared to read it all before you complete the contract.

Find An Inspector Today

Need a building inspector in the Gold Coast area? You can trust our team of professional inspectors for both properties and pests. To book an inspection from our team, call us on 0407 752 477 today.

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