4 Reasons Why Pre Purchase Building Inspection is Necessary When Buying a Home

Posted on: 17 November 2017

Buying a home is a big achievement for most people. The excitement of getting that dream home might make you overlook the necessity that lies in conducting a pre purchase inspection. To some, this might seem like an unnecessary exercise. But as you will see below, there are key benefits that come with doing a building inspection before purchasing a home.

1. You will be able to evaluate the cost of repairs

Superficially, a new or refurbished home might look pleasing to the eye. It might even have a few areas that require 'minor repairs,' but that is what you might think. In reality, the few repairs that you can identify might turn into multiple repairs if not properly looked into. Pre purchase building inspections will help you identify any hidden problems enabling you to do reasonable repair cost estimates.

2. You will rule out any possibility of structural issues

A building that is structurally sound is the ultimate reason why you are in the purchase. You wouldn't want to purchase a house that will eventually collapse causing you untold costs, damages and injury. Purchasing a building that isn't compliant with the building standards and codes will be a very costly affair to you as it will be upon you to bring it up to the standards. Having the home inspected before a purchase will be the best approach to ensure that you are protected from any eventualities.

3. You will understand how safe the house is

Safety is key, and it doesn't stop at ensuring the house is properly wired. Safety hazards such as cracks in the wall, asbestos, pests, formation of moulds, and mildews all point to safety concerns that you should be aware of. A pre purchase inspection will help you identify these and help you know what needs to be done to ensure the house is safe for your family. 

4. You will inspect other structures too

The home will have other structures such as a garage, a patio or a conservatory. Since all these structures are part of your home, they will as well be subjected to similar inspections to determine their structural stability, safety and any repairs that might be necessary.

Purchasing a home is a big investment. Do not risk buying into a structure that will turn out to be a bad deal when repairs kick in, calling for more spending. Ultimately you are looking for a secure abode for your family. Carrying out a pre purchase inspection will help you avoid any problems that may arise later on, once you are in your new home.