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Apartment / Unit Inspection

Houspect provides professional Pre-Purchase Building Inspections and reports for home owners and investors purchasing apartments in Darwin and surrounds, in the Northern Territory.

Knowing the state of the property before you make a financial commitment is always a safer strategy in the property market.

A pre-purchase building inspection is important when buying a new unit as a home or investment property. 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 internal condition.

It is important to engage the services of a qualified building inspector to undertake a building inspection on the unit to be sure that the property is in good condition and doesn’t have significant issues.

What Does the Report Provide?

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

A Houspect Building Inspector will examine all accessible internal areas of the apartment or unit, which will then be described in your building inspection report. The report will indicate any remedial or maintenance requirements that you need to consider prior to purchasing the unit.

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 property you are interested in, please mention them when booking your Houspect Building Inspection. We can then instruct the building inspector to specifically address these issues in the building inspection report.

About the Houspect Building Inspector

All Houspect Building Inspectors are licensed builders with many years’ experience in the industry. Our inspectors will provide expert, independent and unbiased information on the condition of the property so you can make your buying decision 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:

  • 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 NT, call Houspect on 1300 258 789, email us at or complete our online enquiry form