As per AS4349.1-2007 (Appendix A) – Pre-Purchase Structural Inspection
The Pre-Purchase Structural inspection is usually refer as a purchase condition into the Offer to Purchase Contract. Under these contract preconditions, the buyer can make their offer subject to certain conditions,. Those conditions must be meet before the contract statement becomes unconditional. What becomes important is the wording of the pre-purchase building condition clause and how that clause operates.
This clause has some very positive attributes and limitations too. The issue is that the clause can generally be involved when a structural defect is executed in the house.
It is important to note that the structural inspection focuses mainly on the structural soundness of key building elements.
Why do you need a Pre-purchase structural inspection?
- Pre-purchase structural inspection allows the buyers to know about the major and minor issues of a home before buying it
- A Home inspection can find out about the life-threatening problems like faulty wiring or mould that could cause a fire in future
- Home inspectors inspect both the interior and exterior parts of the home like electrical, plumbing, roofing, HVAC, and foundations.
Benefits of the Pre-Purchase Structural:
Pre-Purchase Structural In BHIS is carried out as per the Australian standard of 4349.1-2007
- It will help in finding out the defects lying inside the property.
- It will also help the buyer to buy the property with assurance and confidence.
What Does a Pre-Purchase structural inspection cover?
A well-experienced Home inspector covers the main conditions of the house and prepares a good report it. The house inspector should note:
- If the problem is related to safety, minor defects,
- Mentioning items that need repair or service or replacement,
- The materials are in a proper situation for now but at risk of damage in future.
Here are some of the points mentioned below which can cover the Pre-Purchase Structural Report.
- Exterior walls
- Carport or Garage
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC)
- Water Heater
- Kitchen Appliances
- Laundry Room/Bathroom
- Fire Safety
Things that are not covered inside a Home Inspection
- Inside Chimney
- Behind the electrical panels
- Inside pipes or sewer lines
- Deep Internal walls (insulation)
After The Inspection
After you receive your inspection report, if the problems are :
- Way too expensive to be fixed, you can choose to walk away from the offer as long as the offer has an inspection contingency.
- Small or big then you can ask the seller to fix them or negotiate the price.
- If both the options are not possible in your situation then you can get estimates to fix the problems yourself and come up with a maintenance plan based on their affordability and maintenance once you own that property.
Why choose BHIS for your Pre-purchase Structural?
BHIS is a qualified company that has been working since 1980 and can give you an independent and unbiased view of any defect that your property may have and provides Possible solutions for you to make an informed decision. BHIS is also a certified home inspector with creates unbiased and independent Reports around the area. We have been giving service to clients like you and have satisfied them with our excellent service.
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