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At Gold Coast Pre-Purchase Inspections, we’re passionate about educating our customers, and keeping them up to date with the latest government rules and regulations. Here you’ll find loads of information on building inspections, as well as tips and tricks to keeping your home or office safe and up to code.

What to expect from a home inspection?

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Even if you have little to no idea about home inspection, getting to know about what to expect from a home inspection is going to be helpful, because you don’t want to miss out on the details about important and essential aspects. When you’re thinking about buying a new or an old house, you have to spend a huge amount of money. That much of big investment should be carefully done and properly inspected and investigated beforehand.

Accompany the home inspector

It is recommended that you go along with your inspection professional who will be detailing every inch of the house to find any kind of problems or issues that require attention, repairing and maintenance.

A top to bottom review includes structure, electrical systems, plumbing systems, roof, ceilings, walls, floors, windows and doors checking. Alongside commenting on each aspect, the inspector should also provide you with a completely justified and objective opinion about the overall condition of the home.

A good inspector has eye for detail

A professional home inspector will point out details and potential problems you might have not notice. This is sure to save you a lot of money which otherwise you would have to spend behind repairing and maintenance. However, it should also be kept in mind that although professional and experienced inspectors are very good at what they do; there might be some hidden issues, which might not be noticeable at first and remain at a very low level, only to be exposed at a later time.

Pay attention

Take notice of how the inspectors give you their verdict, because professional inspectors will never present you with biased and incomplete observations without any evidence or proper explanation. The main purpose here is to uncover the issues of that particular home. There will be a detailed report, which will cover check-lists, pictures, notes and other important details about the home.

And last but not the least, there will be recommendations for each of these as well as an overall evaluation along with suggestions to cope up and fix those issues, should you purchase the property.

Buying an old house? Make sure to inspect this issues

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Most of us have dreams to buy a new house, but sometimes it doesn’t become possible and you’d have to settle with an old one. Not necessarily it always comes down to budget constraints, but many even prefer the style and architecture of old homes. Having said that, the inspection side of things for an old home is quite different. So let’s have a look at the issues you need to keep an eye on before purchasing an old home –  Read More

What to ask your prospective home inspector?

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As a prospective buyer of a new home, you should also be aware of questions that should be asked to the home inspector. Asking the right questions help you to probe to the right answers and save time, as well as the inspector becomes aware that you are keen on the subject. You should prepare a check-list ahead of time to cross check it against the inspection done by the inspector.  Your property inspection report is your only document for defending against a problem in the home should that be the case. Here is a list of the questions you should be asking the home inspector. Read More

Home inspection: Is it necessary before buying a house?

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This might not sound very important at first, and the word ‘inspection’ might bring some negative connotations to some of us, but the truth is the other way around. There is a saying ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’, and that’s where the necessity of home inspection comes into play. Buying a house is a dream come true for most of us. It’s a big investment in life where you plan to stay for a long time. This house maybe a new one you’re planning to build or an old one which seemed good enough. However, there are some perks to it. Read More