Advantages of a pre-sale building inspection

Pre-sale building inspection and its advantages by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.

Learn how current home owners/investors can benefit from a building inspection.

  • This building inspection was carried out on behalf of an interstate owner.
  • The purpose was to make them aware of the problems and their degree.
  • This helped them in making  an informed decision on whether to retain, sell or improve the house.

Replacement of this roof was a rip-off!

Replacement of galvanised with zincalume roof sheeting on this relatively small house was just under $30,000 without replacing the rusted gutters, rotting timber and no fitting of insulation.

Pre-sale building inspection advantages

Replacement of rotting sections of the fascia boards and eave lining boards were not included in the roofing contractors quote of replacing the roof !

The owner was not aware of a major drainage problem with this property causing movement of the stumps and house also deterioration of the concrete stumps. Notice the water line to base of this stump.

Advantages of a pre-sale building inspection

Erosion of soil caused by drainage problems partially undermining the stump footings (causing movement) and exposing parts of the sewer pipes.

Significant fracturing to majority of the concrete stumps, requiring replacing.

Rot to flooring below the bathroom-toilet also a floor joist that has been cut through. The owner was not aware of these problems.

Leaking from the previous roof has caused damage and extensive sagging to these caneite ceiling linings. The ceilings had to be replaced to avoid collapsing.

Ceiling paint peeling and sagging from the previous roof leaking.

Further sagging of internal ceiling linings, throughout the house.

Pre-sale building inspection. Worth knowing:

  • The owner was not made aware of these major problems when she bought the house.
  • A pre-sale building inspection highlighted all of the problems also their significance
  • Problems were put into perspective with comparisons to problems in similar buildings.
  • Armed with a prioritized list of problems also a building inspector she can trust and call upon for advice.

Having access to an experienced inspector for advice. The owner is now unlikely to get ripped off by unscrupulous trades-people!

For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.