Avoiding Nasty Surprises in Property Purchases

It is not rare that people buying properties are caught unawares by unpleasant surprises after they have inked the purchase deal. If you are looking to purchase a property, whether for residential or commercial purposes, you need to be mindful of the usual hidden traps. Some of the usual problems that buyers encounter include rusty and leaking pipes, unstable structure, hidden pest damage and other minor problems that could lead to bigger issues.

One of the best ways to avoid falling into a trap is to conduct a pre-purchase inspection of the property. As a prospective buyer, you should know the importance of pre-purchase building inspections as part of the prerequisite to the actual purchase. At Brisbane Building and Pest Inspections, we understand our client’s needs to get a good grasp of the existing condition of the property.


Building inspections can provide you with the information that you can never gain just by simply visiting the property and checking the rooms. Some problems are well hidden from sight. It may be the electrical system, or the water pipes installed within the walls and underneath the floors. The damage could be termite damage to the foundational structure of the house. Such things will not be obvious to you when you visit and tour the property.

We see to it that inspections are thorough, covering the foundation of the building up to the roof and everything else in between. At Brisbane Building and Pest Inspections, our job is to make sure that you are investing in the right property and that your time and money will not be wasted.

For a comprehensive building and pest inspection, we use the latest in building inspection technologies, including thermal imaging cameras, Termatrac, borescope, and moisture encounter. Thorough inspection can take anything from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the property.

With our pre-purchase building inspection service, you can get a better deal if you believe that the property is still worth buying despite the issues found. You can ask the seller to bring down the price in view of the problems found in the inspection. The inspection report we will be providing will be helpful to you not only during the acquisition, but years after that. The report can be a guide as to when some areas or parts of the house will need repair work to be done.