When buying a house, it is prudent to check out the property for defects and other things, so as to make sure you are informed about the problems the property has, to make sure you are able to get the best professional advice and counsel on what to do and how the major problems would affect the house later in the future, and last but not the least, to be able to get accurate information to help in price negotiation of the house. While a “rough” analysis can be done by the amateur buyer, pivotal decisions cannot (and should not) be taken based on such unprofessional information. It is advisable for a building inspector Adelaide to be contacted, and paid to give a detailed report on the state of the house.
It is not uncommon for properties to have minor defects and these would not be included in the general inspection report. For this to be checked on, a specialty-purpose report has to be requested for. Minor defects include: corrosion, wear due to age, weathering, unevenness, etc
There would be a few elements which would affect the overall end-product of the report. These include:
- Consultant expertise
The inspector contacted might not be able to detect all problems, not because of a lack of competence, but because of a limited specialty. Another inspector who specializes in the part of the house you want inspected can be hired and made to check up on that aspect of the house
There might be a few defects and issues that would be difficult to detect due to the weather.
- Information barrier
In most cases, the work on the report is largely done tailored to what was specifically requested by the house buyer. Some buyers are poor at communication and therefore, when the report comes out, they find out that there is a marked difference in what was done and what they wanted done. To circumvent this, it is basic prudence for house buyers to do a bit of research and enunciate their wants in clear terms to the inspector, to avoid miscommunication.
- Hidden issues
There are property sellers that try a lot of underhanded and crooked schemes to try and present inflated prices beyond what the property is really worth. One of these is to deliberately hide defects in the hopes that they would be glossed over and therefore not reduce the value of the house. While an expert inspector is supposed to be able to fish out these hidden defects, it is not always the case, and sometimes these issues go unnoticed. The only way to go around this is to make sure the inspection is very thorough.
Not every report would end up being accurate and reliable. Customer satisfaction should be always be prioritized so if one is not satisfied with the report, the first thing to do is contact the inspector that helped with the work. If, later on, problems are found that were not included in the report, the next step is to seek legal advice on the issue.