Posted by Choice Building Inspections on February 14th, 2018

Timber pest and building inspections are significant when one is buying a property. Many people that buy a property without having got an inspection done have become “victims” of possible defects as well as termite issues after moving in. It is essential to understand if there are pest problems or building issues.

Before buying a house in Perth, you are required to have a timber pest inspection report  prepared to make sure that your property is not infested by termites or any other timber pests. The purpose of conducting Pre-purchase Timber Pest Inspection in Perth is to assist you in identifying and understanding of any timber pest issues observed at the time of the inspection.

The pre-purchase timber pest inspection in Perth is supposed to be carried out under the Australian Standard 4349.3 which is accepted nationally for all timber pest inspections and reports.

This standard gives the minimum requirements for all types of non-invasive inspection related to the buildings for timber pests along with the preparation of reports associated with it. This standard includes sufficient requirements for an invasive examination:

  1. A pre-purchase timber pest inspection must be undertaken as early as possible in the buying process. This will help the purchaser to know about the condition of the property and will make a better decision for buying it or not.
  2. A pre-purchase inspection report might be suitable for a vendor to include with the papers regarding the sale of the property. This inspection report will advise a prospective vendor or purchaser according to the condition of the property as per the activity of the timber pests.
  3. To retain a high inspection standard, all timber pest inspections should be done by a licensed technician.
  4. A timber pest inspection which is beyond the scope of the Standard needs to comply with the standard AS 4349.0. The additional content must distinguish as “not a part of the AS 4349.3 requirements”.

Buying a home is supposed to be one of the most significant physical investments for an average person in their lifetime. Pre-purchase property inspection in Perth is an excellent way to save time as well as money. It is a service that serves us like insurance against lousy property costing, pest infestation, etc. Thus, helping us to make better choices while buying a property in Perth.

About the Author:

This article is written by Fiona Allen of, has exceptional experience in Building Inspection, Pre-purchase building Inspections & under Construction Inspection and many more services, with the mission of giving our clients the reassurance of making an informed decision with their property, whether they are buying or selling since 2011.

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