What is a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection?
A pre-purchase building inspection is a visual, non-invasive inspection of a property. A building inspection is also known as:
- A house inspection
- A building survey
The inspection attempts to identify significant defects, overdue maintenance, future maintenance issues, gradual deterioration, inferior building work, and/or other areas of concern. The building inspection takes into account that you are doing the inspection with the intention of buying the house, and the inspection focuses on details relevant to this decision.