Pre-Purchase Building Inspection for Commercial Property (Low Rise)

As a business owner, operations manager or investor, you already understand the importance of getting independent advice when making important buying decisions – which is why an expert building inspection would be part of your due diligence when buying a property.

You may see the potential in the property but don’t have the time, nor the knowledge to assess the building free of bias. Not knowing the condition of a property can cost you thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs or rectification costs. Cracking to walls or the warehouse hardstand, leaking roof, unstable stairs and dangerous fit-outs can cost you serious time and money. Avoid the problems by calling Houspect on 03 9808 4000 to book an inspection, which we can usually arrange within a day or two.

We can help whenever you are looking to buy or lease:

  • An office or professional suite within a complex
  • A whole building with a warehouse and mezzanine floor
  • A light industrial or distribution centre
  • A workshop
  • A retail shop

If you are considering a lease then call us for a Condition report

Houspect has years of experience helping property buyers and investors across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria including Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Warragul and surrounds.

What Does a Pre-Purchase Building 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 structure and condition, and alerting you to hidden defects, significant maintenance items, or structural matters which could result in unexpected costs in the future.

Our reports are easy to read, with photographs and our independent advice will help you manage your risks and expenses when negotiating to purchase or lease a property.

About Houspect Building Inspectors

Houspect inspectors are registered builders, and some are architects, whilst others have the diploma of building surveying. They all have building expertise to help you buy or lease a business premises with confidence.

What Does Our Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Cover?

Our reports for commercial properties cover a visual inspection of the following areas of the building subject to reasonable access:

  • Roofing, internal and external
  • Roof frame
  • Walls, internal and external
  • Doors and frames, internal and external
  • Windows and frames, internal and external
  • Guttering and downpipes
  • Retaining walls and fencing
  • Paved car park areas
  • Offices and staff facilities
  • Balconies and stairs
  • Basements
  • Structural defects
  • Repairs and Maintenance issues


  • Plumbing/electrical overview
  • General building defects

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

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