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Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

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

A building inspection is recommended on any property you are thinking of purchasing. Without a pre-purchase inspection, you won’t know the full condition of the property, whether it has been well maintained or whether it has significant issues that may require substantial repairs.

A pre-purchase inspection will provide you with sufficient information to help you understand any issues or potential problems with the property to safeguard you from any unexpected and substantial outlays in both time and money down the track.

What Does the Report Provide?

A Houspect Pre-Purchase Building Inspection report is a comprehensive and independent document completed in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1.

The report describes the condition of all the various building components and external structures and whether they will require your attention. The report will explain any existing problems, advise on repairs and also indicate any remedial or maintenance requirements that you need to consider prior to purchasing the property.

The building report will contain photos of notable items so that you can see what issues may exist and what they look like. It also contains a glossary of technical terms to help you understand the report.

If you have any particular concerns or queries about the property 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 property 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 building subject to reasonable access:

  • Roofing, internal and external
  • Roof frame
  • Walls, internal and external
  • Under floor areas
  • Doors and frames, internal and external
  • Windows and frames, internal and external
  • Guttering and down pipes
  • Retaining walls
  • Patios, balconies and stairs
  • Pools, pergolas and paving
  • Fences and out buildings


  • Plumbing/electrical overview
  • Structural defects
  • Repairs and maintenance issues
  • General building defects.

For more information on our home owner and investor 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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