Mon 20th May – How Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections could save your thousands $$$$$

 Please note new Venue – WEA 223 Angas St Adelaide – if you forget it’s only 100 metres from the previous venue. Parking available on the street or at the rear for $4.00 – will need coins. 

Don’t miss this one -Property Inspection Trips and Traps You MUST Know

Buying a house is the biggest purchase most people will ever make. A building inspection won’t just uncover the hidden secrets of your new property – it can be used as a bargaining tool to save you thousands of dollars off the purchase price.

By contract, the vendor is required to disclose to you, certain defects relating to the property – but this goes only as far as the vendor is aware. It’s often the latent (or unseen) defects that can go unnoticed – and may end up costing you thousands of dollars in repair costs

Uncovering defects

For example, a newly painted ceiling could disguise black mould and broken or leaking roof tiles.

A freshly tiled bathroom could be a cheap and nasty renovation that failed to lay the essentials – mainly, waterproofing. Conversely, freshly laid floorboards might cover wood rot, pest damage or rising damp.

This is where a building and pest inspection report steps in. Even if you’ve set your heart on buying a particular house, it is advisable to employ the services of a reputed building inspector and pest control service for an inspection report to let you know how good shape the building is in, for real.

You may dismiss this as an added expense and unnecessary. However, it is anything but. To start with, it an inspection report analyses the building structure right from its foundations. It also exposes previous pest infestation history for detrimental pests like termites and other insects.

If you’re in the process of hunting for a home, you’ll want one that is comfortable and pest-free to keep your mind at ease. Here are the secrets that only a pest and building  inspection report can reveal to you. And trust me, you’ll be glad to have this information on your side.

  • Structural problems with the building
  • Drainage problems
  • Electrical problems
  • White ants (AKA termites)
  • Roof troubles
  • The menace of mould and rotting timbers
  • Safety and compliance
  • Asbestos

So if your DIY building knowledge is severely limited to following an IKEA manual, your best bet is to engage an independent building inspector to carry out and prepare an inspection report.

What about building a home?

Building a new home can be a very stressful time for anyone and if you are not a builder how do you know that it’s being built to standards.  Staged Building Construction Inspections are there to protect you and are designed to ensure a new build or renovation is proceeding in accordance with Australian Standards, including the six main stages where inspection is absolutely imperative to ensure your new home is being built correctly.

The aim is to identify potential issues before the build proceeds too far, so that they can be rectified easily and cost effectively during the building process.

How to organise a building inspection

Given the popularity of pre purchase building inspections, and Staged Building Inspections many companies and businesses offer services with flat-rate fees. You can usually also organise pest and other inspections through these companies.

We Introduce our speakers Building Inspectors Adelaide and Allstate Pest Control

Building Inspectors Adelaide, a family run company based in South Australia owned by Nick and Samantha Begg, has been in operation since 2009 and has conducted over 12,000 inspections to date. Having recently been the first South Australian inspection company to take out top spot at the coveted National Property Investors Awards, their impressive track record in working within the property sector has helped their clients, property managers, retailers, landlords and developers achieve their optimum target outcomes and minimised unexpected blow out costs.

Their inspectors have hands on knowledge and experience within the building industry and are particularly well known and respected for their expertise in the Australian Standards and local geographical knowledge when it comes to buying or building. Located in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills, our service opportunity spans from the Barossa Valley through to the Fleurieu Peninsula, from the Murraylands to the Mid North region and of course, the Adelaide Hills and Adelaide Metro area.

Nothing get’s past their inspectors. One of their highly qualified inspectors will come to the location of the property and conduct a fully comprehensive visual inspection using the latest in technology to detect any issues not necessarily detectable by the untrained eye.

…they know what to look for and what others try to hide…

Even if you have a building inspection, it does not cover timber pests. Only an experienced Termite & Pest Control Professional completing a timber pest inspection report covering subterranean termites (“White Ants”), borers of seasoned timber and wood decay fungi will do.

Our Second speaker is from Allstate Pest Control.

Vasilli’s company inspect thousands of houses providing reports on pest and there are many but in particular termites.

Learn how to identify some of these issues yourself and when to get a builder inspector involved.

Don’t miss this one. You are welcome to bring along friends or relatives who are interested in property investing – it is all about networking with like-minded people!

Entry fee: $20 cash at the door

There is a drinks and food dispenser at the front Foyer entrance of WEA – credit card or cash required.

No Children Please

Location WEA 223 Angas St, Adelaide check the screens inside for room details
Map Click here for map
Date 20/05/2019
Time Arrive from 5.45pm for 6pm start to 8pm then Bocelli for networking. No Children please.

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