Professional Pre Purchase Property Inspections

Buying a property is stressful. It’s one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life, and one wrong move can end up adding tens of thousands of dollars onto the cost of your purchase. That’s why it’s so important to find out as much as possible about the property before you buy.

A range of issues like improper drainage, damp, leaks, water damage, rotting timber, sagging roofs, improper or ignored maintenance, amateur wiring, or dodgy renovations or additions can end up costing you long after settlement has been finalized.

At Focal Point, we offer reliable pre purchase property inspections across Melbourne & Sunshine Coast. We provide expert insight into the condition of your property so you can buy with confidence.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the building industry, you can trust us to quickly and reliably assess the condition of the property.

Our written pre purchase property inspection reports (including photos) are generally delivered within 24 hours of inspection. Our reports document all aspects of the property inside and out, including major structural defects, essential repairs, building code violations, minor repairs or ongoing maintenance and potential problems. We also highlight any assets or positive aspects of the property to help you fully understand your investment.

Our pre purchase property inspections are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards, the BCA and all good building practices.

We are fully independent and offer prompt building inspection services at highly competitive prices.

Pre-Purchase Inspections – What’s Included

Our pre purchase building inspections in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast include all accessible areas across the property including interior, exterior, outbuildings and yards. We look for any structural issues, defects, safety issues, necessary and cosmetic repairs, ongoing maintenance issues and potential problems.

Our pre-purchase inspections and reports include:

  • Property exterior – Including roofing, flashing, gutters, roof cavities, plumbing systems, installations, windows, doors and more
  • Property interior – Including flooring, floor coverings, sub-floor, skirtings, windows, doors, walls, fittings, tiling, cornices, showers, baths, basins and toilets and more
  • Outbuildings – Including sheds, garages, carports, patios, verandas, decking, driveways, drainage areas, retaining walls, fencing, large trees and stumps and more

Once the inspection is complete, we send through a comprehensive report within 24 hours. The pre purchase building inspection report outlines any major structural defects, safety hazards and conditions conducive to damage, like drainage issues. The report also outlines minor defects that may need to be repaired down the road, as well as issues that will require ongoing maintenance.

Our Philosophy

No property is perfect. However, we believe that just because a house has defects, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy it.

If you find a house you love, a pre purchase property inspection can help you negotiate the best price and set you up with the information you need to provide long-term care for your investment.

At Focal Point Building Inspections, we want to help you buy your new home with confidence.

If you’re looking for reliable pre-purchase or new home building inspection in Melbourne & Sunshine Coast, you can rely on the team at Focal Point.

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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


    Focal Point were very easy to deal with,quick to respond and provided a great service.Shawn provided a very detailed report of the building condition and was happy to answer all of my
    questions – there were quite a few as this is the first time I’ve purchased a property. Would happily recommend him to others needing a building inspection.

    – Sean


    Focal point was excellent and very quick to get the job done.They coordinated with the agent to get the inspection done on our pre purchase house. Report was detailed and well structured and easy to understand. Pick up on almost everything we did not notice when we inspected the house. He also spends the time explaining every item he has documented in his report I would highly recommend Focal point (Shaun) if you need a building inspection done.

    – Olliver

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