Pre Purchase Inspections


Finding your dream home is an exciting time, but you have to be certain that the house you buy won’t cause you more stress down the track. Buying a new home may be the largest financial commitment of your lifetime – ultimately your decision will impact on your financial security and your family’s quality of life for years to come. About a third of all homes sold in Australia have significant hidden faults (Source – Archicentre Inspection Statistics 2010).

Buying a property with serious faults it could cost you tens of thousands to fix, plus the added time and stress involved in organising repairs. These unbudgeted costs are typically added to your mortgage, which may dramatically increase your repayments. Spare yourself heartache and hidden costs by having your new home inspected by a building expert before you buy. An Archicentre Pre-purchase Property Inspection Report gives you peace of mind, reduces risk and can save you thousands!  Know immediately if there are any serious building faults. This report is extremely valuable when you are negotiating your property price, making a property bid or applying for a bank loan. Most importantly, it will give you the confidence you need to sign on the dotted line.

We complete a minimum 200-point inspection of the entire property, including all buildings, fixtures, fittings and finishes. Receive an easy-to-understand report of the highest quality, containing the findings of the building inspection, identifying major defects, minor defects and maintenance items. Includes an analysis of the probable cause and advice on how best to fix these issues.

  • Fixed Fee Cost – no hidden extras.
  • Comprehensive electronic inspection report with a minimum 200 point Inspection that complies with Australian Standards.
  • Fast turnaround including an on-the-day verbal summary and discussion about the results of the property inspection. A same day inspection can usually be arranged if required.
  • Detailed Cost Guide to help you understand the costs of necessary repair and maintenance items.
  • Discounts on the full range of Archicentre products to help you save money in the future.
  • Further advice on areas of concern and preventative measures, so you can fix and maintain your property and avoid costly future maintenance.
  • Pest Inspection Options: Option to include a Pest Inspection with your Property Inspection.

In all Australian States and Territories, other than Queensland, literally anyone can do a home inspection, with no need for any qualifications, experience, insurance or building fault knowledge!  We can arrange for the highest quality inspection of your property and provide a comprehensive report that complies with the rigorous Australian Standards.

Archicentre Building Inspectors are

 Amongst the very best and most highly-qualified building experts

 Fully accredited and registered architects

 Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects

 Covered by Archicentre’s $10 million professional indemnity and public liability insurances