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Timing Your Building Inspection

When Should I Have My Building Inspection Done.

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Buying a house or unit? Given that banks have recently become more stringent in their lending criteria, it is very important to give yourself plenty of time to get your mortgage pre-approved, preferably before you sign a contract and better still, before you even start looking. You also need to make sure your building inspection date is at least 1 week after the finance approval deadline in your contract.

For example, if you are signing a purchase contract on the first of the month you need to ensure your finance approval date is at least the 21st and that your building inspection date is no earlier than the 30th. This way, if you have any trouble with your finance you don’t need to go to the expense of having a building inspection conducted. You might also want to give yourself enough time to digest and consider the findings reported by your building and pest inspection, particularly if any further investigations are recommended.

However, if you need to move quickly, you may need to take a risk on having a building and pest inspection conducted, perhaps unnecessarily. There is no reason why you can’t have the building inspection date and finance approval date the same.

Either way, you should discuss this issue with your solicitor before signing a purchase contract. Even if it’s a standard contract, it’s a good idea to talk to your solicitor before signing. Don’t feel rushed by the agent, who, after all, is not the one making the commitment.

Finally, don’t forget that the building inspection date in your contract is the date before which you must make a decision to proceed or not, based upon the findings of your building and pest inspection report, not the date when your building and pest inspections are actually conducted.

ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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