building and pest inspection sydney
  • June 21, 2021
  • Effective Building
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You may have questions on your mind on how a building and pest inspection Sydney can save you money. Imagine this. You’ve spent months searching for the perfect home, then you finally found it.

It checks all the boxes on your list and is in a great location. But, because your heart already tells you to buy it, it’s tempting to ignore building and pest inspection Sydney.

You think that since there are many expenses to consider when buying a home, having a building and pest inspection is just a waste of money. These types of inspections can cost from around $500 to $800, depending on the size of the property and the location. However, spending money for a professional to undertake a building and pest inspection Sydney could actually save you a lot of money in the long run.

Don’t Be Deceived by the Looks

Looks can be deceiving, so don’t let the appearance of a home be your basis for your final decision. Beneath the newly painted wall, polished floors, and interior design could be thousands of dollars of damage just waiting to turn your dream home into a nightmare.

Hence, we believe that a building and pest inspection Sydney should be a part of your due diligence to ensure that your property doesn’t hide issues. At Effective Building & Consultancy, Elie Farah, with a building inspector team, could identify these hidden faults.

Our comprehensive building and pest inspection report could show you the list of all the issues we see during the inspections. We ensure that we provide you with peace of mind and help you negotiate the pricing to have a better purchasing decision.

4 Common Issues Found During Building and Pest Inspection Sydney

There are many common issues reported during a building and pest inspection Sydney.

Water Damage

Poorly joined pipes and leaking taps may not be big issues but can lead to much more significant and costlier problems. On the other hand, swelling walls and damp or rotting floorboards could already be red flags for worse issues, leading to structural damage.


Cracks are one of the common defects found during a building and pest inspection Sydney. Usually, this happens as the result of a building settling over time. They can be seen in the exterior or interior walls and foundation. 

However, some cracks may be minor and can be easily repaired, while others are costlier. With the help of our building and pest inspection Sydney expert, we can advise you on how to fix it if it’s minor damage or give you an estimated cost if it needs to go through a major repair or renovation.

Termite Damage

Building and pest inspection Sydney professionals can identify expensive issues such as past termite damage and termite activity. This is important as termite damage is not easy to spot. 

Identifying termites early can be an easily treatable problem in Sydney homes. However, if you happen to see these issues in the property, it’s now up to you to decide if you still want to buy it or negotiate a price discount to the seller to shoulder the cost of repairs.

Illegal Add-on Features

There are several instances where homeowners add features to their property, which may not meet Australian building standards and regulations or be approved by the council. Aside from the defects, certified building inspectors will also see if the property complies with the Australian building code and council.

Be Onsite During the Building and Pest Inspection Sydney

You can be onsite during the building and pest inspection Sydney and meet with the inspector before and after the inspection to ask questions and discuss any concerns. 

During the inspection, the building inspector will check all the areas of the property, including the foundation and the external areas of the property, to check for structural damage, termites, or water issues. He will also ensure that the electricity and plumbing are working properly.

Within 24 to 48 hours of the inspection, the building and pest inspection report will be ready for you to loom at. This will include: 

  • Summary of the entire condition of the building.
  • List of the areas inspected and not inspected, along with reasons and limitations.
  • List of defects issues with photographs.
  • A recommendation for repair or replacement.

Contact Our Building and Pest Inspection Sydney Professionals

A professional building and pest inspector will inspect the property from the roof to the foundations and examine the internal and external aspects of the home. 

With a keen eye and more than 20 years of experience, you can be saving yourself lots of money by knowing the issues earlier. We could also advise on negotiating on the property based on the defects that will be noted on the building and pest inspection report.

Without a building and pest inspection Sydney, you will not be able to know the quality and safety of the property and the value you are putting into your transaction.

Seek advice from Effective Building & Consultancy experts; call us at 02 9613 3353 today!

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About Elie Farah

Elie Farah is a Building Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the property industry. Elie has specialised knowledge in development acquisitions, blue-chip properties and inspections, as well as flood-affected and waterfront properties, heritage buildings, bushfire management and existing use rights.

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