A building inspection is strictly a must even though it may seem like one of the more tedious aspects when it comes to buying a home for the first time. To save a few hundred dollars is the primary reason why many people choose to skip this process, but it is not a smart move. There are a handful of valid reasons why building inspections by DBI are a necessity.
- Checking for structural issues.
Injuries may happen if the structure of the building is significantly weak. Plus, there is also a huge chance that the present structural problems may be impossible to get fixed without doing major construction. Apart from that, you need to ensure that the building follows Australia’s Building Codes and Standards. If you happen to purchase one that fails to conform to all the necessary standards, you will be subject to pay all the cost that comes along with bringing the building up to code. Thus, to avoid purchasing a building with major structural issues and to save yourself from both financial and emotional heartache down the track, you should not hesitate getting a pre-purchase building inspection.
- Electrical wiring and smoke alarms.
The risk of electrocution or fire in your property may significantly happen once there are faulty wirings present in the building that can cause those dangerous situations. The likelihood of injury or death in the event of fire substantially increases if the house fails to have enough installed smoke alarms. Therefore, to avoid serious injuries related to electrical wiring problems or fire, it is always best to invest in a building inspection.
- Identifying unsafe areas of a home.
No doubt, you want to ensure that your family will stay safe in the house you wish to buy. With the help of building inspections by DBI, they will reveal any areas of the home that may not be safe anymore such as if it has the presence of asbestos, missing or loose balustrades and cracks in walls that may lead to collapse over time. By uncovering such defects and hazards, you will have the opportunity whether to take the risk and face the cost of making the home safe or look for another property.
- Evaluating other structures.
The sheds and patios or known as the sundry structures on the property should be examined as well, aside from the building itself. Often, the local council regulations dictate where these structures must be built, and if you happen to buy a building that fails to conform to these necessary regulations, no doubt, you will face huge trouble. The building might be put down, which is undoubtedly devastating on your part as you have to rebuild it again, especially if you badly want its presence.