Pre Auction Building & Pest Inspection Services Melbourne

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If you want complete peace of mind before you make the decision to buy at auction, we strongly recommend both a building and pest inspection. This is especially true as building defects often lead to pest infestations.

Remember, most auction conditions are NOT usually conditional upon you obtaining a satisfactory building and pest inspection. Once you have made the winning bid it is too late to back out.

As well, it only takes 2mm for common timber pests (such as termites) to gain access to a home and start causing damage. This damage that is unlikely to be covered by your home insurance if the property was infested by pests prior to purchase.

By having both inspections done you get the most comprehensive condition report available. As All Checked Out specialise in providing combined building and pest inspections in Melbourne you are sure that you'll get a report that highlights all the issues the property you are thinking of buying at auction.

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To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or email

What is a Pre Auction Building Inspection?

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A pre  auction inspection provides a detailed, easy to read report. It provides details about the major faults a home has. This includes any cracking walls, rising damp, leaking roofs and safety hazards. The report also highlighst any unauthorised work, as well as whether the faults can be fixed.

It is recommended by Consumers Affairs Victoria that you consider engaging a qualified building inspector to make sure all faults are found. This includes one where attempts have been made to cover them up!

To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or email

Pre Auction Building Inspection Melbourne

Within 24 hours (or even soon if required) you will receive a detailed building inspection report. In summary, the report contains photos, along with detailed information outlining any issues with the house.

The following are issues that are frequently uncovered by our  property inspection. Issues that may otherwise go unnoticed:

Building Interior Inspection Checklist

  • dampness
  • fire hazards
  • leaking showers, baths & taps
  • poor water pressure
  • waterproofing in good condition
  • cracked walls
  • safety switches working
  • check for signs of  mould
  • defective chimneys
  • doors and windows jamming
  • condition of floor coverings
  • defective plumbing causing blockages
  • compliance check on smoke alarms
  • electrical checks for faults (visual only)
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Building Exterior Inspection Checklist

  • brick and mortar deterioration
  • poor external drainage
  • cracked walls
  • subsiding foundation
  • tree root damage
  • decayed boundary fences
  • hot water system age & condition
  • swimming pool safety check (if relevant)
  • condition of verandahs, patios and pergolas
  • deteriorating retaining walls
  • trip hazards on driveways and pathways
  • garages and carports not structurally sound
  • poor water drainage
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Roofing Inspection Checklist

  • damaged roof tiles, sheets and cappings
  • downpipes & gutters leaking, blocked and rusting
  • damaged eves and fascias

To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or email

What is a Pre Auction Pest Inspection Melbourne?

It is not commonly known that you only need 2mm for common timber pests (such as termites) to gain access to a property. This is all it takes for pests to cause extensive damage. As well, most people don't know that their home insurance is limited in such circumstances.

 

This is because it is unlikely they will cover the cost of repairing your home if pests were present before purchased at auction. As a result, it is essential that a pre auction pest inspection is undertaken before you buy.

 

That is why we specialise in providing pre auction pest inspections for all suburbs of Melbourne. When All Checked Out provide pre auction pest inspections our reports are on all types of pests. Types of common pests include termites, borers and fungal decay. This way you are fully informed before you make the decision to buy your property in Melbourne at auction.

To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or email

Pre Auction Pest Inspections Melbourne Checklist

The following are the areas that we check when we do our pest inspection. These are the areas where a pest infestation is most likely:

pre auction building and pest inspection melbourneInside the Home

  • Check for mould in wet areas
  • Check for any leaks
  • Use thermal imaging
  • Check skirting boards, doors and window frames

Roof Void

  • Check inside of roof for signs of pests
  • Make sure correct amount of ventilation to avoid moisture

To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or email

pre auction building inspections melbourneOutside the Home

  • Check external timber within 50 metres of home
  • Inspect suspicious looking trees and stumps
  • Check external buildings for evidence of pests
  • Make sure that there is no poor ventilation - especially garden beds against the home
  • Check for any eaking and broken plumbing

Sub Floor of the Home

  • Check ventilation and moisture levels
  • Make sure water is not leaking from the home
  • Check for any signs of sagging floors
  • Make sure that there is no timber in contact with the soil under the house

To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or email

We Provide Two other Types of Pre Purchase Inspections:

Pre Auction Building Inspections

We provide a detailed report highlighting any issues with the property. These issues range from structural issues to more minor issues.

Pre Auction Pest
Inspections

We provide a detailed report highlighting any pest infestations. In particular, we make sure that you are aware of any termite issues.

To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or  email

Pre Auction Building Inspection Process

Call us on 0417 397 535 or email us to arrange an appointment for a pre auction building inspection

We will liaise directly with Estate Agent for a suitable time for the pre auction property inspection to be undertaken

We carry out the pre auction property inspection within 24 hours. You are most welcome to attend the inspection

We will provide you with a comprehensive, yet easy to read, report within 24 hrs (sooner if required)

To find out more about pre auction building and pest inspections call Luke today on 0417 397 535 or  email