Did you know that the average Australian homeowner stays in a house for seven and a half years after purchasing? Seven and a half years is a significant commitment, one that mirrors the serious investment necessary to buy a home in the first place. These factors also explain why it’s so important to do your due diligence if you are thinking about buying a home for yourself or your family. The last thing you want is to end up investing tens of thousands of dollars and years of your life in a home that isn’t worth it.
How to Spot Major and Minor Issues with Your Prospective Home
At South Eastern Property Inspections, we offer new house building inspections in Melbourne, to help give you peace of mind that you are making a sound investment. Our business has held a building practitioners licence for 27 years and an electrical contractors licence for 33 years. These qualify us to conduct thorough and multifaceted building inspections of any home—looking for defects that might cause you to reconsider your purchase plans.
Buyers often assume that they don’t need inspections on newly built homes. After all, a house that is a new construction hasn’t had time to develop common problems that inspectors usually catch—like pest infestations, foundation issues, out-of-date wiring or obsolete appliances. Unfortunately, there are builders and developers out there who will take shortcuts, using poor quality materials or lazy workmanship to save money. These builders rely on unsuspecting buyers who think that inspections are only necessary for pre-owned homes.
What a new home building inspector in Melbourne can do is ensure that you don’t become one of these ‘unsuspecting buyers.’ At South Eastern Property Inspections, our pre-purchase inspection process looks at every part of the house in search of problems. If there are any issues with the foundation, we will see them. If the electrical wiring or plumbing isn’t up to code, we will notice. If there is any indication that the builders used sub-standard materials or accepted shoddy workmanship, we will find it.
In short, our new house building inspectors in Melbourne will use their considerable knowledge and experience to identify issues with a home that might make it less pleasurable to live in or more expensive to maintain. You can then use this information to affirm your purchase decision, negotiate with the seller or walk away from the house in search of something with fewer red-flag issues.
Schedule Your New House Building Inspection in Melbourne Today
Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most of us will ever make. When you decide to purchase a home, you should be confident that it’s a smart investment, and that you can easily spend seven and a half years of your life (or more) in the house you are buying. At South Eastern Property Inspections, this type of confidence is exactly what we can provide. Call us today to schedule your new house building inspection in Melbourne. You can reach us by dialling 0417 055 155.