What is a Building and Pest Inspection?

A Building Inspection is an important check to complete when buying a property. The building inspection report is a written account of the property’s condition. It will include any significant building defects or problems such as rising damp, movement in the walls (cracking), safety hazards or a faulty roof.

A Pest inspection involves a full inspection of your home for any evidence of termite activity and/or evidence of dry rot damage, or moisture conditions that could lead to an atmosphere for wood destroying organisms or termites.

Both Inspections are detailed and rigorous.

Who pays for a Building and Pest Inspection?

The buyer.

How much do Building and Pest Inspections cost?

Depending on the level of detail of the inspection, a Building Inspection can cost between $300 and $1000.

The cost of a building inspection depends on the location of the property, the size of the property and the number of services the building inspector will need to carry out.

Make sure the Inspector holds a current licence from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

The average cost for a Pest Inspection is approximately $100.

How long does it take to complete a Building Inspection?

Most Building Inspections take between 90 minutes and 2 hours to complete, depending on the size of the house.

How long does it take to complete a Pest Inspection?

Most Pest Inspections take between 30 to 45 minutes to complete.  Time taken is dependent on the size and condition of the property.

Any other questions about Building and/or Pest Inspections?  Chat to a member of our Property Team.  They are patient and smart!