A pest and building inspection is not a requirement when you’re applying for a loan to buy a house. But then again, like all other steps you take in purchasing a home, you should look at the inspection as a necessity. Keep in mind that it is the only way for you to know if what you are buying is worth it of your hard-earned money.
Buying a property is similar to purchasing a car. If you haven’t done a test drive, you don’t purchase one. The same thing applies when buying a property. You need to make sure that you get the right one because after all, it is one of the most significant monetary commitments you will ever make in life.
Thus, it is only reasonable that you get building and pest inspections and here are more reasons why:
- The report from DBI pest and building inspections will help you once you start negotiating.
You can make building and pest inspections as a condition when you are putting in an offer on the house. You can utilise it to your advantage in the negotiation process if the pest and building inspections reveal some issues.
Before you hand over your money, you may also ask for a reduction in price or ask for the repairs to be done first. However, in some cases, if the inspection reveals some costly issues, you may choose to turn down the deal.
- The investigation will help you save money.
Take note that it can be costly to fix major structural issues or tiny little insects living in the building. Cracks in the ceiling cornices and wall adjunctions, showers leaking into the surrounding walls and cracked roof tiles are some common defects that building inspection may reveal. All of those are expensive to repair as well. So, to avoid getting heartache and pain and of course spending a tremendous amount of money, you should not hesitate to invest in a building inspection.
- DBI pest and building inspections will reveal any possible damage due to an infestation.
It is vitally important to have your home or investment property inspected annually by a pest inspector as two out of six Australian homes are affected by termites. It means that if white ants decide to infest your property, their presence is picked up early and any damage is limited. Additionally, some policies don’t cover termite damage, so it is worth checking your building insurance so that you will know if you need to foot the bill.
Even if you will spend a few hundred dollars in getting a building and pest inspection, keep in mind the benefits it can give to you. Keep in mind that only an authorised and accredited licensed building and pest inspector is allowed to perform the task.