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Building & Pest Inspections

When buying a house it’s a relief to find one you really like and think you can afford. But then you are faced with the problem of working out how much it’s really worth.

  • How can you assess its true value?
  • Is the real estate agent telling you everything you should really know?
  • Is the owner trying to pass problems with the property on to you?

The easiest way to be sure about what you’re getting is to have a Property Inspection done by local experts like Surety

We will never re-sell your report to another buyer you can be SURE of that.

With over 16 years experience inspecting over 12,000 homes we provide cost-effective, fast assessments that;

  • Won’t slow you down – you get answers the same day
  • Are thorough – it’s our job to find everything so you don’t have any surprises
  • Go further – we give you advice about whether to buy, not just facts

Using the Building Inspection as a starting point, you can also include a Pest Inspection and Compliance Report.

The type of inspection you choose will depend on how confident you want to be that nothing is being hidden from you in the sales process.

As a new home buyer we have have three packages below you can choose from (If you are a residential or commercial INVESTOR you’ll find specific investor package options here)

What you get
Site visit and assessment by fully qualified Property Inspector
Detailed photos and explanations
Same day verbal condition report either by phone or on site meeting
Final report emailed within 24 business hours
Significant defects & maintenance items identified (and working order of electrical appliances if requested)
Extent of termites, borers & woodrot activity assessed
Confirmation whether property is fully compliant with required council and authority approvals
From only

The Works Building, Pest and Compliance

Best if you want total confidence that they can’t hide anything from you

$950

Building Only

Best if you are certain there’s no termite activity or issues with approvals

$420

Please note prices are indicative and may vary by region & size of property.

The Works: Building, Pest and Compliance Inspection & Report

If you want to buy a house knowing everything you need to know about it, then The Works is for you.

You get three comprehensive reports including;

  • An assessment of the building’s condition
  • Identification and appraisal of any timber pests like termites and
  • A compliance assessment detailing whether structures or renovations have been approved by council

Learn more about what you get and pricing.

Building and Pest Inspection & Report

 

As you are buying in NSW or ACT which are termite prone areas, you no doubt want to make sure termite or building problems are not being passed on to you without your knowledge. A combined Building and Pest Inspection is perfect and is our most popular package.

You get two comprehensive reports including;

  • An assessment of the building’s condition
  • Identification and appraisal of any timber pests like termites
  • Optional assessment of electrical & gas appliances

Learn more about what you get and pricing.

Building Only Inspection Report

If you are confident that there’s no risk of termite activity to the property and that any structural work or renovations have the required council approvals, then the Building Only report might be sufficient.

Learn more about what you get and pricing.

Special offer for 2nd or 3rd inspections

We know it can be frustrating to miss out on a house you were hoping to buy.

That’s why we’ll give you 10% off any subsequent building and pest inspection package.

Remember, the next place might be the one, so be sure you’re getting the house you thought it was going to be by having us inspect it.

Don’t drop your standards when you are getting so close to success. Remind us when you call 1300 767 741 to arrange another inspection so we can save you money.

The Surety difference

At Surety we are relentless in supporting your rights as a buyer to know the truth about a property you are considering. That means;

  • Working for you exclusively as the buyer
  • Never compromising an assessment of what we find
  • Keeping the results of what we find confidential so you can use it to negotiate a better deal
  • Giving you advice as to whether you should buy and for how much based on our years of experience

We treat every inspection as if we were buying the property because we are committed to getting you answers. Call us on 1300 767 741 to find out how we can work together.

“Thanks to Surety Property, my entry into the Home Buyer’s World has been saved a heartache, and a lot of money in repairs. I have had 2 reports now and finally found my sweet home. The cost of these reports is the wisest and best money I have spent”
Debbie Davis, ACT Buyer

Tmost-popular-badge-rhe Works: Building, Pest and Compliance Inspection

If you want to buy a house knowing everything about it, then The Works is ideal for you.

You get three comprehensive reports including;

  • An assessment of the building’s condition
  • Identification and appraisal of any timber pests like termites and
  • A compliance assessment detailing whether structures or renovations have been approved by the local council

Building Inspection & Report

Includes;

  • Arranging access
  • 1-3 hours on site
  • Same day verbal briefing or onsite meeting
  • Comprehensive report within 24 business hours
  • Repair cost estimate guide available
  • Ongoing support

Plus optional electrical & gas appliance inspection.

Learn more about what a Building Inspection includes

Pest Inspection & Report 

Includes;

  • Arranging access
  • 1-3 hours on site
  • All visual timbers inspected
  • Termite, woodrot and wood boring beetle activity assessed
  • Same day verbal briefing
  • Comprehensive report within 24 business hours

Learn more about what a Pest Inspection includes

Compliance Inspection & Report

 Includes;

  • Securing owner permission
  • Access to council records
  • Audit of approvals
  • Property site visit to assess structures before visiting council
  • View the building file at local council offices to identify omissions or non compliance

Exclusive to The Works package

Learn more about what a Compliance Inspection includes

Pricing options for The Works

You save big by bundling the reports together. For a house up to 4 bedrooms for example you save $280.00. Please note prices are indicative and may vary by region and selected services.

The Works: Building, Pest and Compliance

Unbundled price:
You pay:
Saving:

House/Townhouse
5+ bedrooms
$

1460.00
Only 1100
Save $360.00

House/Townhouse
Up to 4 bedrooms
$

1280.00
Only 1000
Save $280.00

Flat/Apartment
1-3 bedrooms
$

1180.00
Only 950
Save $230.00

 It’s a good idea to include an Electrical/Gas appliance & power point inspection for only $135 as well.

Please note prices are indicative and may vary by region & size of property.

Two additional services we can offer upon request include;

  • Measurements of all internal rooms
  • Identification of any other obvious pests like Possums, Ants, Cockroaches or Rodents

Don’t forget, if you miss out on a property we’ve inspected on your behalf we’ll knock 10% off any subsequent inspection you book with us.

It’s easy to arrange your Building, Pest and Compliance Inspection today.

Call 1300 767 741 or Send an enquiry or make a booking

“Thank you very much. Your building and pest report really helped us negotiate a great price for our house. Very good investment for us.”(Queanbeyan buyer)

Guaranteed satisfaction or your money back

money-back-icon-colourThere should be no risk when engaging a Surety expert.

That’s why we guarantee our service.

If you are not 100% satisfied we will refund your money in full.

Building and Pest Inspection & Report

 

As you are buying in NSW or ACT which are termite prone areas, you no doubt want to make sure pest or building problems are not being passed on to you without your knowledge. A combined Building and Pest Inspection is perfect and is our most popular package.

You get two comprehensive reports including;

  • An assessment of the building’s condition
  • Identification and appraisal of any timber pests like termites
  • Optional assessment of electrical & gas appliances

Building Inspection & Report

Includes;

  • Arranging access
  • 1-3 hours on site
  • Same day verbal briefing or on site meeting
  • Comprehensive report within 24 business hours
  • Repair cost estimates guide available
  • Ongoing support

 

Plus optional electrical & gas appliance inspection.

Learn more about what a Building Inspection includes

Pest Inspection & Report

Includes;

  • Arranging access
  • 1-3 hours on site
  • All visual timbers inspected
  • Termite, woodrot and wood boring beetle activity assessed
  • Same day verbal briefing or on site meeting
  • Comprehensive report within 24 business hours

Learn more about what a Pest Inspection includes

Pricing options for your Building and Pest Inspection

You save big by bundling the reports together. For a house up to 4 bedrooms for example you save $207.00. Please note prices are indicative and may vary by region and selected services.

Building and Pest Inspection

Unbundled price:
You pay:
Saving:

House/Townhouse
5+ bedrooms
$

980.00
Only 762
Save $218.00

House/Townhouse
Up to 4 bedrooms
$

900.00
Only 693
Save $207.00

Flat/Apartment
1-3 bedrooms
$

800.00
Only 631
Save $169.00

It’s a good idea to include an Electrical/Gas appliance & power point inspection for only $135 as well.

Please note prices are indicative and may vary by region & size of property.

Two additional services we can offer upon request include;

  • Measurements of all internal rooms
  • Identification of any other obvious pests like Possums, Ants, Cockroaches or Rodents

Don’t forget, if you miss out on a property we’ve inspected on your behalf we’ll knock 10% off any subsequent inspection you book with us.

It’s easy to arrange your Building and Pest Inspection today.

Call 1300 767 741 or Send an enquiry or make a booking

“Love the way the report is presented.  It is so easy to follow.  An excellent job by the inspector.” (ACT Buyer)

Guaranteed satisfaction or your money back

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There should be no risk when engaging a Surety expert.

That’s why we guarantee our service.

If you are not 100% satisfied we will refund your money in full.

“We read many building inspection… reports. The most comprehensive and thorough report was…by Surety. We could readily see the problem or matter requiring attention.”
Phil Creaser (ACT buyer)

Building Only Inspection Report

If you are confident that there’s no risk of termite activity to the property and that any structural work or renovations have the required council approvals, then the Building Only report might be sufficient.

With the Building Inspection & Report we;

  • arrange access with the real estate agent (but never disclose what we find to them, unless approved to do so)
  • spend 1-1.5 hours assessing and documenting the property’s condition (including photos),
  • phone you that same day after the inspection to talk through what we’ve found and
  • send you a fully comprehensive, easy to follow report the next business day.

Choose the level of assurance you want

You get to choose how detailed you want the report to be from three options.

  1. Fundamentals includes everything you need to know about the building & maintenance, and
  2. Peace of Mind extends this to also include an assessment of all electrical & gas appliances and power points
  3. Looking for a little more, we can further extend either the Fundamentals or Peace of Mind Inspections to include room measurements and/or a general pest assessment. Call 1300 767 741  for full details on this service.

Fundamentals and Peace of Mind both include;

  • Site visit by qualified assessor who checks;
    • Structures—house
    • Subfloor Area
    • External finishes
    • Retaining walls & fences
    • Driveways & paths
    • External structures (e.g. pergolas, decks, sheds)
    • Internal finishes
    • Roof void
    • Roof area
    • Doors & windows
    • Smoke alarms
    • Visible plumbing fittings & fixtures and
    • Drainage & wet areas
  • Verbal report or on site meeting the same day
  • Comprehensive report including photos within 24 hours
  • Unlimited support with your inspector
  • Repair Cost estimate guide available

Peace of Mind also includes;

  • Assessment of all electrical appliances including;
    • Dishwashers, oven, hot plates
    • Power points
    • Air conditioners
    • Automatic roller doors
    • Heating units (not including fireplaces)
    • Cooling units
    • Exhaust fans
    • Hot water units
    • Ceiling fans
    • Ducted vacuum systems

Pricing options for your Building Inspection

Pricing varies according to the size of the property – larger houses simply take longer to inspect. You can choose whether or not an Electrical or Gas Appliance Inspection is important to you.

Building Inspection

Peace of Mind

grey-tick Includes electrical/gas appliance inspection

Fundamentals

grey-cross You miss out on electrical/gas appliance inspection

House/Townhouse
5+ bedrooms
$

670

540

House/Townhouse
Up to 4 bedrooms
$

610

490

Flat/Apartment
1-3 bedrooms
$

520

420

Please note prices are indicative and may vary by region & size of property.

Don’t forget, if you miss out on a property we’ve inspected on your behalf we’ll knock 10% off any subsequent inspection you book with us.

You can save well over $100 by bundling your Building Report with a Pest Inspection for as little as $203 extra. More on a combined Building & Pest Inspection here.
It’s easy to arrange your Building Inspection today.
Call 1300 767 741 or Send an enquiry or make a booking

Guaranteed satisfaction or your money back

money-back-icon-colour

There should be no risk when engaging a Surety expert.

That’s why we guarantee our service.

If you are not 100% satisfied we will refund your money in full.

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“Thank you. We are very pleased with the thorough slab & footing report from Bruce. As indicated over the phone we wish to express our appreciation for Bruce’s professionalism and our confidence we have in dealing with him.

Shane, ACT New Construction Client

“I thank Surety for your professional and friendly help with a number of reports as we endeavoured to purchase a house on the South Coast. You have assisted us to achieve a good result with the house we are now planning to buy. You were very good to deal with—always friendly, helpful, professional and thorough. You will be the company we will contact for any future reports.”

Sharon Matthewson, Sth Coast buyer

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