If you are a savvy home buyer in Perth, Western Australia, you will want to get both Building and Timber Pest (Termite) Pre-Purchase Building Inspections completed before purchasing your new home.
Pre-Purchase Building Inspections are essential due diligence for any new home buyer. They arm you with expert information on the structural condition of the home and the timber pest alerts you to timber pest damage or activity. Important information which can change your purchase decision.
But did you know the window for these inspections is only small and cut off dates are often overlooked.
The standard REIWA building and termite conditions, that form part of most offer and acceptance contracts, state a copy of the building report(s) must be received by the seller, seller’s agent, or seller’s representative by 4pm, on (a*) nominated date or (b*) by a specified timeframe e.g., 5 days after contract acceptance or 5 days after finance approval.
If you can’t arrange the inspector you want by the due date, you may lose the benefit of the building inspection conditions.
Take note of your report due by date when you receive your contract. Don’t leave booking your inspections to the last minute. The current building boom is seeing wait times extend beyond cut off dates and some sellers are hesitant to grant extensions.
We highly recommend you arrange your building inspections as soon as your contract is accepted. This will enable you to book the inspector of your choice and have the reports to the seller on time. Ensuring your rights under the contract are protected.
“The inspector was super thorough and picked up so many things that would have just slipped past me if I did the inspection myself. Very thankful for the care and detail.”
If you need a Building or Termite Pre-Purchase Building Inspection, we can take care of everything fast.
All our inspectors are experienced Registered Builders with full Professional Indemnity Insurance.