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Pre Purchase / Pre Sale Inspections

November 16, 2023

Pre-purchase pest inspection for termites, wood decay, and borers is carried out with our building inspection, as our inspector is licensed to do so. The information obtained from the pest inspection often overlaps with the findings of the building inspection. Typically it is leaks and excess moisture that play a major role in promoting and supporting pest activity. The Pest Inspection is a visual inspection of all accessible areas of a home for any evidence of pest activity, damage, conducive conditions and previous and current termite management systems in place. Our pest inspector will visually inspect the interior and exterior of the building including any accessible roof cavities and sub-floor areas.

Our pre-purchase building and pest inspector will report the following:

  • Details of what termite management system the home or building has in place
  • Details and summary of the site which includes the site drainage and surface water.
  • Remedies for all defects of the home, site, and timber pest management and issues
  • Suggestions for ongoing maintenance of the defects and the home generally
  • Details of any conducive conditions to the building including suggested measures to mitigate conditions’ which may attract timber pest or conditions for timber pests to bridge the existing termite barriers in place
  • Details of any current or previous termite workings and or damage found