Inspecting a Property Before Purchase

Without doubt it is essential to engage a building and pest inspector (a.k.a. building surveyor) pre purchase but we will cover that in more detail in a later post. Before progressing though it is worth noting that most Buyer Agents will have a recommendation/preferred inspector to use (also harmless to ask if they use them for their own property purchases). Inspections are a crucial step in the process, therefore you want someone that comes highly recommended, minimising the chances of ending up with a lemon with hidden issues, that can leave you significantly out of pocket (e.g. white ants, foundation integrity etc).