Buying a house can be an exciting process, however it can also be a nightmare if things go wrong. There are just so many elements of a house that can go wrong, which is why it’s vital that checks are made and processes are followed. House inspections prior to purchase are an important part of that process. A house inspection will consider the structural components of the house. During an inspection a building consultant will access the roof space and subfloor, and make an assessment of the quality of the workmanship and the condition of the timber. When the consultant accesses the subfloor they will determine the condition of the stumps and look at the underside of the wet areas, such as the bathroom, laundry and kitchen to determine whether they are leaking or have visible signs of decay. A house inspection will consider the condition of brickwork, and whether there is cracking. It will determine whether the house has moved and the stability of the site.
A property inspection prior to your purchase will in most cases provide you with a list of defects, major or minor, and provide a cost for those defects in order for you to determine exactly how much is needed to rectify the problems. A house inspection arms you with the knowledge to make an informed decision about the house you are considering. Remember that most houses have defects, a house inspection simply identifies the problems, costs the problems and presents the information to you clearly.
Melbourne House Check conduct professional house inspections Melbourne wide. They are fully insured and offer a quality, personalised service. If you need more information regarding house inspections please give us a call on 1300 729 352, reviews of our service can be viewed on our Google+ page here.
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