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Pre-Purchase Building Inspection for Apartments & Units

Houspect Pre-Purchase Building Inspections provide independent and professional reports for home owners and investors purchasing apartments in Greater Sydney and regional NSW including Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Central Coast, Newcastle/Hunter and surrounding areas.

A building inspection is recommended on any apartment/unit you are thinking of purchasing. It is important for you to understand that as the buyer of an apartment, you are responsible for the interior of the unit, so you need to know its existing internal condition before you buy.

By engaging the services of a qualified building inspector to undertake an inspection on the apartment, you will become aware of its current condition, as to whether it has been well maintained or has significant issues that will require your attention if you were to purchase.

What Does the Report Provide?

A Houspect Pre-Purchase Building Inspection report is a comprehensive and independent document completed in accordance with Australian Standards.

Our experienced building inspector will examine all accessible internal areas of the apartment or unit, which will then be described in your building inspection report. Any remedial or maintenance requirements that you will need to consider prior to purchasing the unit will be provided in the report with photos of notable items so you can see what issues exist. Your report also contains a glossary of technical terms to help you understand the report.

If you have any particular concerns or queries about the apartment you are interested in, we can instruct our building inspector to address these issues specifically during the inspection. Simply advise us of your concerns at the time of your booking.

About the Houspect Building Inspector

All Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed builders with many years’ experience in the industry. Our inspectors will provide professional, independent and unbiased information on the condition of the apartment to assist you in buying with confidence.

What Does Our Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Cover?

Our pre-purchase building inspection covers a visual inspection of the following areas of the apartment subject to reasonable access:

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Flooring
  • Doors and frames, internal (external where possible)
  • Windows and frames, internal (external where possible)
  • Patios, balconies and stairs
  • Cabinets and wardrobes


  • Plumbing/electrical overview
  • Repairs and maintenance issues

Strata Search Report

When purchasing an apartment or unit, home buyers and investors should also obtain a copy of the Body Corporate (Strata) Search Report. The Strata Search report is typically organised through your solicitor and provides information on the current financial state of the sinking fund. This report can also reveal any current or identified future common property or building issues that could require a major outlay for the purchaser.

For more information on our pre-purchase building inspections in NSW, call Houspect on 1300 258 789, email us at info.nsw@houspect.com.au or complete our online enquiry form

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