Why Getting a Building Report is the Most Important Thing You’ll Do

Nic Patterson formed CheckHome in 2010. He saw a gap in the building inspection market for a business that would tell people exactly what they were purchasing. I sat down with CheckHome to figure out what the importance is of a property report, and how this should influence house buying decisions.

A building inspection report includes visual inspections of the components of a building, such as the interior, exterior, outdoor, roof and site areas. There will be photos throughout the report so it gives you a clear understanding of what the inspector is explaining. Once you have read our report you will have a clear understanding of what you are purchasing. From here you will be aware of what your home is going to be prone to.

When buying a home you should be aware of how weather tight it is. We use the latest in technology to ensure our client understands the condition of the property & have a clear understanding of what the upcoming costs are going to be. Common signs are cracks and splits in the cladding or joints, moisture staining and any other visible water damage. However, there is more to weathertightness than what you can see, hence why getting trained professionals in is worthwhile.

Why can’t I just do it myself? Our inspectors are highly trained and qualified with over 10 years in the industry. We believe a house could be the biggest purchase of your life, so we believe it’s best to leave it to the professionals. With a range of report options, you can choose from knowing everything or narrowing it down to a specific aspect.

Reach out to Nic and the team at CheckHome to learn more about how they can help you.