Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Melbourne

Focal Point Building Inspections in Melbourne has 15 years of experience conducting building inspections. We understand the Australian Standard and Building Code like the back of our hand, so our clients have full confidence in our pre-purchase building inspections.

Why Pre-Purchase Inspections?

The purpose of a pre-purchase inspection is to identify any faults or problems that may exist in a property for sale. Buyers usually request inspection services when in the market for a new property. Our inspections give them a report with findings as well as imagery. However, we don’t leave sellers out. We know that you may be putting your property on the market and need it to be checked for problems that may impact your desired selling price.

It’s worth noting that inspections are not the same as appraisals. Appraisals attempt to place value on a property and are usually required by a lending institution such as a bank.

Be Proactive And Get Your Property Assessed By The Pros

Focal Point Building Inspections provides a seamless and efficient analysis on a property so that when someone looks to buy it, they know all its major and minor hidden faults or potential dangers to the people who’ll live in it. Our inspections are performed according to industry accepted standards, which means we’ll survey and review different elements, check accessible areas and inspect the following:

● External elements: roofing, flashing, gutters, roof cavities, plumbing systems, installations, windows, doors and more.
● Internal elements: floor coverings, skirtings, windows, doors, walls, fittings, tiling, cornices, showers, baths, basins and toilets.
● Outbuildings: Staff quarters, storerooms, garages, water drainage areas, retaining walls and boundary walls.

After our inspections have been conducted, we’ll send you a report that will highlight major structural defects, safety hazards and conditions conducive to structural damage. The report will also provide you with a list of minor defects that could require ongoing maintenance.

Our Philosophy

We believe that just because a house has defects, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy it. A building report can unveil a host of potential problems, which gives you the opportunity to renovate it and possibly negotiate for a better asking price from the seller. As long as you’re buying it with your eyes open and paying what it’s worth, we’re happy.

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Shaun conducted our pre-settlement inspection on our apartment that we purchased off the plan. Shaun had a good knowledge of our builders and had seen their work previously. He worked with us and the company to ensure everything was finalised as per the plans. His attention to detail was fantastic resulting in ensure elements such as light switch panels were level, painting marks were fixed etc. He was also useful in ensuring we understood how elements in our apartment were constructed e.g. floating tiles on balcony. Overall we were really happy with the outcome and would definitely use Shaun again.

– Amy, Camberwell