Choosing a building inspector to inspect your property in Adelaide need not be a confusing process. While there are many providers out there, a few simple steps will help to ensure you choose a suitable fit who will provide a thorough inspection service for reasonable rate.
The costs quickly pile up when you’re buying a house. On top of the deposit, stamp duty, and conveyancing fees, you might also need to consider agent’s fees if you’re looking to rent the place out, or costs involved in renovations if you plan to make a few changes. But don’t forget one of the most important costs involved—factor in a building inspection into your budget. Because while there will be a small cost upfront, it could save you decades of financial struggle from the consequences of making a poor investment. Making a smart move here is one of the most important ways in which you can ensure your investment is a solid one.
Make sure they’re professional
Belonging to a professional organisation or association should be absolutely paramount when you’re selecting your building inspector. A community such as the Association of Building Consultants or similar can be a great way to double check that your provider will abide by Australia building law. You may like to browse through providers using an association like this as your starting point, or at least double check that the logo features prominently on a provider’s website before you pick up the phone.
Ensure they’re experienced in what they do
Building inspectors should have years of inspecting experience under their belt, as well as a long career as a licensed builder. If you dig a little deeper and ask a few questions, you might be unpleasantly surprised to find that your inspector only has academic, rather than practical experience. Some inspectors only have a particular trade license, such as a plumber or electrician, but aren’t qualified as a builder. They therefore won’t have the breadth of knowledge and experience required to assess your property in its entirety.
Choose a local
Finding a local inspector is of utmost importance for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s in your best interest to find someone who knows the area well. Each state can vary slightly in its rules and regulations, and conditions vary from place to place. Perhaps you’re in an area by the coast, where salt damage and wind erosion are common concerns. Maybe you’re in a hilly area, where the threat of bush fires means you have to abide by certain requirements. This specialised knowledge will only be possible by choosing someone who is an expert on assessing the condition of similar properties. Finding a reputable, local provider will also ensure a more personalised service, where you can discuss your concerns prior to arranging a service, and be educated along the way with friendly face-to-face service.
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