What should a pre purchase inspection include?

  • The purchaser’s name.
  • The address of the property.
  • Reason for the inspection/s.
  • Date the inspection was undertaken.
  • The scope of the inspection.
  • A list of any area or item that wasn’t inspected, the reasons why it wasn’t inspected and if necessary, a recommendation for further investigation.
  • A summary of the overall condition of the property (considering its age and type) and any major faults founds in the property.
  • A list of any significant problems that need fixing.
  • If necessary, a recommendation that a further inspection or assessment be carried out by a suitably accredited specialist (e.g. pest inspector, electricity supply authority, water supply authority, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, surveyor or solicitor).

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