Pre-Purchase Inspections

Pre-Purchase Inspections | Wagga Wagga

We Are The Riverina’s Most Experienced & Longest Serving Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Service

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Anyone in the Riverina looking to purchase their dream home will undoubtedly want to make sure that their latest investment is up to standard, safe, and not hiding any nasty surprises. The most reliable and efficient method of ensuring you’re getting what you’re paying for is with a pre-purchase house inspection conducted by understanding and intuitive professionals – like us.

pre-purchase house inspection report contains vital details pertaining to safety and stability of the property – it will undoubtedly allow you to avoid problems and extra costs further in the future.

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There are a multitude of reasons for having a pre-purchase house inspection conducted by us.

These include:

  • Having a specialist eye that is trained to find the issues that are often overlooked or unnoticed by standard inspectors.

  • We are able to advise you of any major issues and how best to rectify them, and how they will impact the property over time.

  • Knowing in advance the problems that exist in the property.

  • You may be able to utilise this information to negotiate a lower price for the property with the findings. This can be derived from potential repair costs to bring it back to code or conditioning.


Choosing us for your pre-purchase house inspection is a no-brainer in our opinion. We’ve been servicing our community for years and have seen every nook and cranny that can impact the value of a property.

We also offer a conjunctive service with a pest control specialist who is able to ascertain whether your prospective property has any pest-related issues and can even treat the property for them.

We’re dedicated to serving the community and providing expert advice, honest critiques, and thorough analyses for properties of all shapes and sizes. We differentiate ourselves by going the extra mile for clients, utilising a wealth of experience to uncover and report issues that others will miss.


While the format and overall contents of the specific report will depend entirely on the type of property. While we will employ our own style and content in our report – we conduct your pre-purchase house inspection in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1-2007.

The standard covers the necessary requirements and blanket satisfactory criteria to be assessed throughout the process.

Your House Maintenance Inspector will assess:

  • The interior of the building
  • The exterior of the building
  • The under-floor spaces
  • The roof exterior
  • The roof spaces
  • The general site*

*The general site may include:

  • Garage(s), carports, garden sheds
  • Separated laundry/bathroom
  • Smaller (non-structured) retaining walls
  • Fencing areas
  • Storm water runoff
  • Pathways and driveways

While we will always ask you in advance on the areas you would like us to specifically look at, and issues to look for, it is a great idea to have an idea of any particular issues or problems you’d like us to keep in mind as we conduct your pre-purchase house inspection.


Are There Extenuating Circumstances That Can Impede or Impact the Report?

There are always some extenuating circumstances that can impact the overall result of the report. For instance, poor weather on the day of the pre-purchase house inspection can restrict access to certain areas of the home. There is always a chance that the previous owners have deliberately covered up an issue or found a way to circumvent initial sweeps. We are rather adept at identifying these ‘quick-fixes’ however.

Can I Use the Report For Insurance/Warranty Purposes?

According to the Department of Fair Trading a standard pre-purchase house inspection report is not advisable to use as a certificate of compliance for insurance or warranty purposes. We do offer advice on aspects that require attention, however a full and comprehensive cost estimate is usually found with our Special-Condition Report.

Can I Negotiate the Price After Your Pre-Purchase House Inspection Report?

If there are issues that we uncover that would render the listed price to be a little overblown, you can absolutely negotiate with the seller with the new information. One way could be to approach the negotiation as more of a cost-balance analysis of the repairs for the newly discovered issues.

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