How To Organise A Building And Pest Inspection
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Organising a building and pest inspection is often one of many moving parts in the buying and selling process.
Understandably, this leaves many people confused as to how best to proceed with organising an inspection.
The importance of a building and pest inspection
A building and pest inspection is an important step in the process of buying or selling a property. In Queensland, getting a building and pest inspection is usually included as a clause in the contract of sale. This ensures that the buyer is fully aware of the condition of the property prior to purchase.
For sellers, the building and pest inspection helps to identify issues that could affect the value or safety of the property. By following our steps below, you can ensure that your building and pest inspection is organised efficiently and effectively. Thus, ultimately providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision about the property.
Steps to organising a building and pest inspection
Here are the steps you can take to organise a building and pest inspection:
- Research and find a reputable building and pest inspection company in your area. You can do this by asking for referrals from friends, family, or your real estate agent, or by searching online. Our inspectors come highly recommended by previous clients. If you don't believe us, check out our Google reviews.
- Contact the company and provide them with the details of the property. This may include the address, type of property, and any specific concerns or questions you may have.
- Schedule an inspection time that works for both you and the inspector. Typically, inspections take between 1-2 hours to complete, depending on the size of the property.
- Make sure that the seller or real estate agent is aware of the inspection and has given permission for the inspector to access the property. At Dedant, we can contact the seller or real estate agent on your behalf to coordinate access to the property. This can be particularly helpful if there are tenants living on the property.
- On the day of the inspection, make sure the property is accessible and all areas are clear and easy to access. This includes unlocking any gates, providing access to the roof, and clearing any clutter or obstacles from around the property. If it is a pre-purchase inspection, it is best to ask the seller or real estate agent to do this.
- Be present for the inspection, if you are able, so you can ask any questions you may have and receive a verbal summary of the findings. At Dedant, our inspectors will provide you with a written report within 24 hours of the inspection.
- Review the report carefully and if necessary, seek advice from a professional, such as a builder or lawyer, before making any decisions about the property.
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