The excitement of owning a new home can easily make you forget some of the finer details in buying a property. When buyers find their dream home or investment, they may be tempted to do away with common sense and go ahead with the purchase because it is a home that they really want.
For instance, the building and pest inspection, that is highly recommended when you enter into a purchase contract, may seem like a bothersome task when everything looks fine to you. But beware; there could be damage or uninvited guests lurking in places that you can’t see or you don’t know the signs to look out for.
What You Can’t See Could Hurt You
Too often, buyers purchase a home only to find out later that there was some serious damage, costing them more than they bargained for in the end. Items such as leaking bathrooms due to broken tiles or improper waterproofing to structural damage from termites or age can leave homeowners more out of pocket than may have been necessary.
Yet it’s not only about spending money, undetected problems in a home can also cause health issues for the occupants. Pest infestations can create allergies and illness in humans if untreated. Water damage can also cause mould that is known to cause respiratory issues and other health complaints.
Prevention Is the Key
The best way to ensure these things don’t spoil your dream home purchase is to contact Bob Gunn Termite Solutions for a pre-purchase building and pest inspection. Our friendly and qualified team will thoroughly examine the home in question and provide a full report outlining any findings and the process required to rectify any issues.
Save Your Wallet From Starvation
A benefit of organising money saving building inspections is you have the option to get out of the contract if the issues found are more than you are willing to accept. Alternatively, if you still wish to go ahead with the purchase you can use the findings to negotiate a new purchase price.
This is because if there are damages or pests found that will cost money to repair or treat, the seller can hardly expect to keep the original sales price only for you to pay for the issues detected. A fair negotiation is that the estimated cost of the repairs will be taken off the contract price.
Bob Gunn Termite Solutions can then assist you with pest control after the contract has been finalised.