What you can expect during a building inspection
Are you about to get your home or office building inspected? If you plan on selling you property or checking out of a rental property, you are expected to provide the land lord or the next buyers with a building inspection report. If you haven’t had a building inspected before, you might be wondering what actually happens during a building inspection.
The company would send in a professional who would inspect the complete building from room to room. All of the following thing would be taken into account.
- The condition of the wall linings. Is the paint intact or peeling off? Any cracks in the wall or damp spots on the walls would be take into account
- Doors and windows would be inspected to check for breakage or loose hinges.
- All the hardware in your homes like door knobs and handles etc.
- The floors would be checked for damage. If the floor is carpeted you might expect the inspector to lift the carpet and check underneath for damages.
- All bathroom fixtures like shower heads and taps etc.
- Any fittings in your building.
- Phone lines and cables would be examined.
- The kitchen would be thoroughly inspected as well. The cabinetry would be checked if it’s in order or it requires repairing or fixing.
- The pipes and fittings in the home would also be inspected to make sure there are no leakages or if there are where is the source. Drainage from and within the building would be checked to ensure it’s in proper working order.
- All electrical systems would be checked thoroughly. Power points, heating and cooling units as well as sockets would be inspected.
- The area outside the building is also examined. The area outside your building up till the fence or the gate is inspected for the presence of poisonous plants or pests.
- Building inspectors also check the building for the presence of pests like rodents and insects. If your home has an infestation, the inspector would point it out. It would be better to have the pests removed if you want a clean chit from the building inspector.
The majority of building inspections in Melbourne don’t need to be time consuming. It is usually completed within a few hours. You can expect to get the report through an email. This is the report which you would need to present to the land lord or the next tenant.
Once you have the report in hand you could make the necessary changes and repairs to ensure that your home or office building is up to the mark.
When choosing a building inspector in Melbourne make sure that they are qualified to carry out the inspection. They should have the necessary experience to make unbiased decisions when it comes to home inspections. Some inspectors offer a twelve month guarantee if there is anything which goes wrong within the first year of inspection.