Pre-purchase Timber Pest Inspections

Don’t risk your Sydney home with pests. Contact us to schedule a termite inspection.

Make a sound investment decision

Purchasing a residential or a commercial property is a hefty financial investment, so it only makes sense to ensure that your money is being well spent.

Our building and timber pest inspections in Sydney are the vital checks you need to protect your assets and make sure that you are paying the best price possible for the property.

Unfortunately, many people don’t bother with either a building or a timber pest inspection before purchasing a property, which potentially leaves them wide open to huge financial problems in the future.

Call us to arrange a pre-purchase timber pest inspection, pest control or termite inspection.

What is the difference between a building and timber pest termite inspection?

Many people believe that a pre-purchase residential or commercial building inspection includes looking for termites – but they are incorrect. A building inspection should identify any visual damage, maintenance or defective workmanship in and around the building.

A timber pest inspection should identify activity and/or damage caused by timber pests which may be termites, borers or decay/wood rot (fungi). That is why you actually need both a building inspection and a timber pest inspection so you know the exact condition of the property before entering into any financial transactions.

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What is included in a timber pest inspection?

A pre-purchase timber pest inspection identifies whether any timber damaging pests are present in the buildings or anywhere in the grounds – within the boundary line or up to 30 metres away from the building.

Your timber pest inspection report will contain:

  • Any visible evidence of timber pest damage or activity in the buildings or on the property
  • The susceptibility of the buildings on the property to timber damage
  • The severity of any visible existing damage
  • Any remedial measures or protective measures that are appropriate

Timber Pest Inspection Agreement Form

The benefits of a pre-purchase timber pest inspection

Sellers Benefits

For sellers, a pre-purchase timber pest inspection will give you the opportunity to rectify any timber pest and timber problems before you go to market, helping to ensure that you achieve your asking price.

Buyers Benefits

For buyers, being aware of any active timber pest and timber damage before you purchase a property means you can walk away, budget to rectify the damage or negotiate a lower asking price.

All of our timber pest inspections comply with the Australian standard AS4349.3.

Call us to find out more about our timber pest inspection services

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