The cost involved in obtaining a Pre Sale or Pre Purchase Building and Pest inspection
Homes are attacked by Termites daily, leaving home owners financially stressed as they frantically try to gather the funds to repair Termite Damage, let alone afford to pay to for Termite treatments and have a Termite protection system installed to protect them home, long term.
Selling the Home – The most devastating Termite attacks seem to be home owners selling their property. We all assume the property is OK to sell without an inspection, Common comment made – “I have had a look around and all is good”. Let me tell you, it is more than likely never the case.
The Pest Company have been completing Termite & Pre Purchase Timber Pest Inspections for 17 years and there is still no simple process to just taking a look around!! . None of our inspectors can just take a look around their own home, or just look around when you are at an open home, it’s crazy to think this is acceptable practice. A thorough inspection by a licensed inspector is required on every occasion using the correct tools indicated by AS4349.3 – 2010 and more are used to assist the process.
Furthermore, If you are selling your home, thinking it is OK to wait for the purchaser to get a Building & Pest Inspection and deal with the results when it happens, could be the worst nightmare.
Leaving you gutted – Many purchasers simply walk away leaving the homeowner with a termite damaged home.
We have seen massive damage lately, I’m talking about structural damage, wall framing, roof trusses, bearers and joists, and other areas, timber framing, architraves, windows sills, door jambs in bedrooms, bathrooms, lounge rooms and roof void damage that are all extremely expensive to repair.
Not only does the seller on most occasions lose the sale, they then spend more money treating the termites, protecting the home and finally the the large expense, building repairs.
Selling the home, then repeat the cycle “are you serious” this is a massive job – Think of the money spent on selling a home for eg selecting an agent, preparing the house for sale, advertising, cleaning , agents time and fees, open homes just to name a few = end result; time, time, time, time, plus money, money, money.