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Home buyers being urged to get a property inspection


With property prices booming, homebuyers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars without the most basic of checks on a property.

“It is very important that all homebuyers know the condition of a property before they buy to limit the risk to their bank balance”. – Michael Appleby, – Archicentre Manager said.

Archicentre carries out over 5,000 Property & Timber Pest Inspections nationally per year and continually finds faults and building defects costing tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair.

Some of the most common faults and defects found by our inspectors include the need to restump the property, termite infestation, structural faults and the need for expensive plumbing and wiring to be replaced as urgent safety issues,” he said.

Archicentre strongly advises any homebuyer to use a qualified building inspection service and qualified pest inspection service prior to purchasing a home to avoid buying a lemon.

It is important that homebuyers carry out due diligence on their proposed purchase with an independent, qualified, experienced and trained professional with appropriate insurance and guarantees.

Amazingly in all Australian States and Territories (other than Queensland) literally anyone can do an official house inspection, without the need for any qualifications, experience, insurance or building knowledge!”  Mr Appleby said.

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“Thanks very much for such a thorough report. Looks like the property is a disaster zone and we wouldn’t have known. Will be avoiding that auction. You saved us probably over $100K! Money well spent.”

 Ben Strong, Queanbeyan buyer

Peace of mind to get an independent building inspection for our property and boy did Surety Property deliver. The report was very in depth and was explained with all our queries answered. Just an absolute pleasure to do business with from start to end. Thank you Surety Team.

Bernie, New Construction Inspections, Canberra region

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