Part of any normal contract of sale, in Queensland, is the Building and Pest Inspection. This often is a time of great stress for many home buyers and sellers, in particular the first home buyers who are new to the market place. These buyers are purchasing homes in the McDowall, Everton Park areas that are usually 30 plus years old, these homes often have maintenance issues, yes no homes is ever perfect. Not even a new home, with established homes if there are major structural issues these would already be evident where with a new home they are still to surface.
Buyers when reading these report panic, quiet often missing out on good quality homes that only need to be well maintained. The job of the inspectors is to draw your attention to all the little jobs that require attention if he does not do this they are not doing there job. These are then backed up by huge disclaimers which the building inspector’s insurance insists they put into the reports. The inexperienced buyer is completely baffled and confused. Quite often they crash the contract over minor issues. The seller is left frustrated and annoyed that they lost the contract.
Sellers can minimize this stressful time, prior to going to the market place having a pre-sale building & pest inspection and attending to any issues that maybe of concern. Thus being for warned.
Buyers need to understand that every home has some issue.
…ask Madeleine by commenting on this and I will help you through your next building and pest report.