Pre-Purchase Building Inspection for Apartments & Units

You’ve found an apartment you like, it suits your lifestyle and budget but you’re not sure whether to buy the place because how do you know if there are hidden defects. Perhaps you can see cracks to other parts of the unit complex and don’t know what that means. The agent tells you it’s okay but you need unbiased advice.

Call Houspect for trustworthy, independent advice and inspections that will help you reach your decision on the property with confidence. The apartment may be new or old or it may just need some TLC – whatever the condition, our experienced inspectors will identify if there are any significant issues that you need to be aware of.

What Does the Pre-Purchase Inspection Report Provide?

A Houspect Pre-Purchase Building Inspection report is delivered to you in accordance with Australian Standards, providing you with comprehensive information about the property’s condition and alerting you to hidden defects or structural issues which could result in unexpected costs in the future.

Our Building Inspectors will examine all accessible internal areas of the apartment or unit and check on the main external common areas around the complex, including your parking spot and describe their findings in your Report. The report will indicate any remedial or maintenance requirements that you need to consider before you buy the unit.

Our written reports with photographs are easy to read and provide clear details of what you might be buying into.

If you have any particular concerns or queries about the property you are interested in, please mention these when booking your Inspection so we can instruct the Building Inspector to address these aspects during the Building Inspection and subsequent report.

About Houspect Building Inspectors

All Houspect Building Inspectors are registered builders with many years’ experience in the industry, so we can provide you with unbiased, independent property condition assessments.

Houspect provides professional Pre-Purchase Building Inspections & Reports for home buyers, owners and investors in greater Melbourne and regional Victoria including Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Warragul and surrounding areas.

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)
  • Balconies and stairs
  • Cabinets and wardrobes


  • Roof cover. May be limited if a multi-level apartment complex
  • Unit car spot and driveway
  • Plumbing/electrical overview
  • Repairs and maintenance issues

Strata Search Report

When purchasing an apartment or unit, buyers and investors should obtain a copy of the Owners Corporation (Strata) search report. The Strata report is typically organised by your solicitor/conveyancer and provides information on the current financial status of the maintenance plan/sinking fund. This report may also reveal any current common property issues needing a major financial outlay in the future for the purchaser.

For more information or to book a Pre-Purchase Inspection at your location, call Houspect on 03 9808 4000, email us at or complete our online enquiry form.

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