A Pre Purchase Building Inspection is a very important part of the property purchase whether it is a house or unit to live in or purchase of a commercial building to work from. Inspecting a building or any other property before a purchase is as prudent as the initial decision to buy it. The biggest reason for this is that the building may look very nice and inviting on the surface however it is the things that you do not see that can cause a buyer great stress unless they know exactly, what potential problems the property or building has lurking behind the scenes. Purchasing a property can generally be one of the biggest individual financial investments so the need for safety and security must be high on the agenda. Having a professional and experienced inspector protecting your financial investment should be very high on the list of priorities for a purchaser of any type of building.
A Pre Purchase Building inspection is normally conducted with careful attention being given to some very important parts of the property. An experienced Inspector will check the condition of the properties roof, the plumbing conditions of the house and the overall condition of the drainage systems. Even greater attention is given to electrical wiring and other major inspections of the external structures such as walls, fencing and especially any alterations to the property which was not on the original house plans. Depending on the type of material that the owners of the property have used an Inspector will check for any signs of rust, broken tiles or any visible patching. When it comes to plumbing the property Inspector will check for any plumbing defects, weak or bad water pressure, all taps and showers are also checked. Most quality building inspectors will also check for potential past flooding which might have been hidden by an overall renovation, yet it could become a serious problem for a new buyer of the property. Checks are also carried out to see if there are any signs of any potential flooding from a partially blocked sewer or a drain. When it comes to Electricity, you cannot take chances so a careful and detailed inspection is done on the switchboards and power points for any discoloration along with a detailed insulation inspection. When it comes to a home inspection, it's important to check for evidence of house movements such as cracked window sills and doors that don't open or close properly.
When an investment property inspection is being carried out, the inspector needs to check for potential signs of leakage, including visible water damage, cracks in the external cladding, mould on ceilings, walls and cabinets. Also it is prudent to inspect the walls and skirting that could be showing any signs of bulging and straining in balconies on each floor of the property. During any industrial property inspection, the inspector makes sure to check the electrical supply of the building. If any machinery came with the building, an inspection must be carried out to ensure if it is working properly and not dangerous to use. The other parts of a Property Inspection are the grounds and the drainage system must be inspected before purchasing any such property. Weather tightness is also an issue that needs to be totally addressed. It is important to ask the agent and the owner of the building about such issues.
A thorough inspection of the fences and gates is also prudent. An inspector should xamine the base of the gate posts and fences posts as well. There is also good reason to carefully check for larger trees around the house or the unit. These may cause structural subsidence in the future. Last but certainly not the least is to check the entire property for various pests. This is normally described as a Pest inspection or termite inspection which are extremely essential before buying a house or any other property. The most critical part of this inspection is to locate and potential threats from termites and this must be known well and truly before buying any property.
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