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What size property do you have? Your Building Inspector uses a simple process to cost your Melbourne inspection. Have a look below through the property size and inspection types to find the price that applies to your property.
Pre-Purchase Combined Building & Pest Inspection
Pre-Purchase Building Only OR Pest Only Inspection
New Property Condition Report (eg. newly built properties)
Existing Property Condition Report (eg. when selling your property)
Body Corporate Inspection Report
*All prices are inclusive of GST
BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTIONS MELBOURNE
At Your Building Inspector we provide a building and pest inspection service that is unbeatable. How do we do this? We recruit the best building and pest inspectors (who are also licensed builders), use the latest equipment, guarantee your report within 24 hours, and provide the lowest price in Melbourne.
Your Building Inspector is passionate about providing quality reports to property buyers and sellers in Melbourne. We give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about the property you are about to purchase, or put on the market. Have a look through our services and prices, and when you’re ready simply use our online form and quote calculator to send through your details, or give us a call!
WHY CHOOSE YOUR BUILDING INSPECTOR?
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YOUR MELBOURNE INSPECTORS
Your Building Inspector is a qualified and insured building and pest inspector. Not sure what that means? Let us explain…
Our Melbourne building and pest inspectors are all registered and licensed builders, as well as registered building and pest inspectors. It’s important to be mindful when choosing your inspector in Melbourne, as it is not a legal requirement for inspectors to be qualified builders.
Each of our Melbourne inspectors is insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, so in the unlikely chance an incident occurs, you don’t need to worry.
Each of our Melbourne building and pest inspectors conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner. All the inspectors are committed to providing non-bias reports that are thorough and easy to understand. They believe in delivering great customer service and communicating efficiently with their clients.
THE LATEST EQUIPMENT
Your Building Inspector is not only experienced, licensed and insured – each inspector is also equipped. Our Melbourne building inspectors carry a moisture meter, thermal imaging device and access equipment to every inspection they carry out.
The moisture meter records differential moisture levels within surfaces such as walls and floors without the need to make holes or damage the property. Your inspector will use this meter if there is visual evidence of moisture damage within the property. The moisture meter also identifies termite risk areas by reading the concentrated presence of moisture within the surfaces of the property.
Your inspector will use a thermal imaging device within your inspection if visual evidence of termite activity is discovered. This device identifies heat sources generated by termites within building surfaces and helps to trace the termite nest and entry points in the building.
Your Building Inspector specialises in a range of residential and commercial inspection reports.
If you’re searching for a pre-purchase inspection report for your new property in Melbourne, we can organise to inspect the premise and deliver you report within 24 hours.
If it’s a Melbourne condition report you’re needing, we can organise this for new or existing properties. Turn around on these types of reports depend on the size of the property, however we will aim to deliver your report as soon as possible.
Pre-purchasing Building & Pest Inspection
A pre-purchase building & pest Inspection is undertaken when a buyer is finalising the purchase of a property. The inspection is a visual appraisal of the condition of a property. Its purpose is to identify existing issues, defects or areas of concern. This inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1-2007. Your building and pest Inspection will warn you about any major damage the property has, as well as any evidence of termite or pest attacks and any significant water or moisture damage. Your report will include photos of any significant hazards or defects.
Pre-purchase Building Only Inspection
A building only inspection is carried out when a buyer is finalising the purchase of a property. Its purpose is to identify existing issues, defects or areas of concern in newly built or existing homes, apartments or townhouses. This inspection is carried out in accordance with the Australian Standard 4349.1-2007. The report will comment on any structural damage found as well as the conditions conducive to this damage. The report will also highlight any major safety hazards or defects found.
Your report will include photos of any significant hazards or defects.
Buying a property is one of the biggest purchase you will undertake, therefore we recommend booking a combined building and pest inspection to ensure you gain an accurate understanding of the overall property condition.
Pre-purchase Pest Only Inspection
A pest only inspection is carried out when you are confident with the overall condition of the property, but you need to ensure any pest activity is identified. Your inspector will investigate for termite activity or damage, as well as pest attack or damage. Your inspector will visually inspect all accessible areas of your property. Areas that are commonly inspected are roof cavities and subfloor areas, as well as the interior and exterior of the property.
New Property Condition Report
A new property condition report is carried out on newly constructed homes, apartments or townhouses and takes place prior to the buyer taking possession of the property. Your inspector will report on any minor defects, incomplete finishes and general defects throughout the property.
Existing Property Condition Report
Otherwise known as a dilapidation report, an existing building condition report is undertaken to assess the current state of a property, it is generally conducted prior to additional construction or demolition work being undertaken on the property. Your inspector will report on any visible cracks or movement within the property and the surrounding land. This kind of report provides the contractor with an independent record of any adjoining properties condition, prior to the commencement of building works. The report may be used as evidence by the contractor if a dispute arises between any property owner claiming that the works have resulted in damage to their adjoining property.
Additionally, property owners also like to undertake an existing building condition report to determine if any new demolition or construction works have resulted in any property damage that wasn’t there prior.
Body Corporate Inspection Report
A body corporate inspection report is carried out within an apartment, unit or townhouse complex on behalf of the owners. This report includes inspection of all internal and external common areas, including; hallways, entries, foyers, external facades, pool areas, etc. The report will identify areas of concern that will need to be rectified.
BUILDING INSPECTIONS AT THE BEST PRICE IN MELBOURNE
Due to the number of inspections we undertake in Melbourne, we are able to offer the best price in the region. Our prices are regularly checked against our competitors to ensure we offer the best rates around.
If you happen to find a better comparable written quote, we will beat it! Obviously, before requesting a price beat, please double check the quote is coming from a licensed building and pest inspector who holds public liability and professional insurances. The inspector must also carry a moisture metre, thermal imaging equipment as well as access equipment to undertake the inspection.
What is a Building Inspection?
A building inspection is undertaken prior to a buyer purchasing a property. It is essential that you appoint an experienced, licensed building inspector to carry out the inspection to ensure all major and minor defects are reported. To learn more about building inspections and other property inspections go to our services.
Are the inspectors licensed?
In Melbourne, it is not a legal requirement to have completed building inspector training. Though our Melbourne building inspectors must have completed building and pest inspection training as a minimum requirement. Each inspector also holds a current pest management technician licence.
Can I be present at the inspection?
We welcome owners and buyers to be present at the time of inspection, although we ask that you leave the inspector to carry out their inspection and wait to ask your questions at the end. This allows the inspector to concentrate solely on assessing the property to deliver a non-bias report.
Who arranges access to the property?
We ask that you arrange the property to be accessible at the agreed inspection time. We are able to keep our costs down by having minimal time spent on administration.
How long does the inspection take?
A typical combined building and pest inspection will take between one to two hours.
When will I receive my report?
You will receive your report within 24 hours of your inspection. Please note that payment must be received prior to the report being sent.
What equipment is used by the inspector?
Your Inspector will carry a ladder, torch, moisture meter and thermal imaging equipment to your inspection. Please be aware that the moisture meter is only used when visual evidence of moisture is identified by your inspector. The same protocol is followed for the use of thermal imaging, which is also only required when visual evidence of pest activity is identified.
My post code isn’t in your service area, what do I do?
We aim to service the majority of metropolitan and outer suburbs of Melbourne, although if your postcode is not within our service area when you are completing your booking form it doesn’t mean we can’t service you! Continue to fill out your online form and your closest building inspector will be in touch with a tailored price based on the distance your location is from our main service areas!
I have questions about my report, who do I speak to?
We encourage you to speak with the building inspector who made your booking and conducted your inspection. That way you’re dealing with the person who has first-hand knowledge of the property you’re buying. They will talk you through any sections of the report you are unsure about.
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