House Inspections Sydney
If you’ve bought a few homes in your time you’ll already be aware of the value of house inspections. Sydney
homes come in all shapes, sizes and ages – and a few come with a multitude of potentially expensive problems that
you won’t see at a ‘home open’. A professional property inspection is an essential tool in helping you make the
right decision when it comes to making a property purchase. By investing in a property inspection, you give
yourself the best chance of identifying any significant problems or defects affecting the property.
Learn about any problems up front
A home inspection will tell you whether the property in question is suffering from damage or disrepair. Common
problems include dry rot, damaged roofs, and rising damp and mould issues. Your inspector may also be able to tell
you whether the property is afflicted by a pest infestation such as a termite colony.
Prepare a maintenance and repair plan
By organising a professional home inspection you'll be better informed about existing and potential problems. This
will allow you to obtain advice from relevant specialists in order to organise a repair and maintenance plan to
deal with any existing issues and ensure that problems don't escalate in future.
Negotiate a better deal
A home inspection can ensure that you're far more knowledgeable about the actual condition of the property before
you commit completely to the purchase. As a result, you may be able to negotiate a better deal on the property. For
example, if you are aware of certain problems that may need attention, you can raise this with the vendor.
A house inspection is a small price to pay for peace of mind about the property you’re about to purchase, and
may save you money on both the purchase price of your home and future repair costs as well.
When is the right time to arrange house inspections? Sydney home buyers can make offers conditional on
satisfactory inspection reports – it’s important to arrange the inspection in a way and at a time that would allow
you to withdraw your offer if the report highlighted serious issues. Your conveyancer or lawyer can offer you
further advice on this process.