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Why Should You Call in an Independent and Local Building Inspector?

In this digital age, it’s not unheard of for an independent building inspector to travel around the country, offering his services wherever he goes. His services may be excellent, but does he know the issues specific to the area you live in?

As one of the trusted building inspectors in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, we are locals and know this area well. When you book a building inspection, it is your best bet to hire a local for ensuring issues aren’t missed.

Let’s check out the benefits you get with an independent and local building inspectors.

  • Get An Unbiased Report

When purchasing a property, avoid vendor reports and use a private building inspector instead. Why? It’s because most of the time these vendor reports have been arranged by the real estate agent, in favour of the vendor. These reports are known to play down or overlook problems with the property so the sale of the property isn’t affected.

You have the right to an unbiased home inspection by a private home inspector to protect your investment. When searching for a building and pest inspector, be sure to look closely at reviews.

  • Advanced Technology

A private building inspector that uses drone technology for your building inspection is an added benefit to your property inspection. A drone building inspection means ‘all bases covered’, by inspecting the condition of the property in areas that are otherwise inaccessible by foot. We are proud to offer this service, but not all independent building inspectors do, so don’t be afraid to ask.

  • Less Costly

When factoring an independent building inspector’s cost into your budget, it’s understandable that it’s one you’d love to avoid. However, you’ll find that the cost of independent building inspections is surprisingly low – and a LOT less than the cost of pulling apart and fixing compounding damage issues within your home. For example, they might find that your plumbing is leaking or your foundation needs repair. It usually costs a lot less to find these issues when they are small rather than when they are large!

  • Be Protected

Victorian Building Authority (VBA) recommends to always have a qualified private building inspector check the property before purchase; they advise that it be included as a clause in the purchase or build contract. Where it might be tempting to find a building inspector with cheap rates, they may not necessarily be fit to deliver the best building inspections due to a lack of qualifications or experience.

When seeking an independent building inspector in Melbourne, check that they are appropriately licensed, up to date with Australian building codes, industry standards, and best practices and fully insured because they are liable for any errors or defects, they miss.

Don’t be afraid to ask for the private building inspector’s documentation. It’s also a good idea to check Melbourne building inspection companies’ recommendations on places like Google or by word of mouth.

Get your property checked by a professional building inspector before it’s too late.

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