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Cost of Building Inspections

Last updated: 23rd May 2019

Purchasing a home is a huge investment, and so it is important to ensure that it is up to scratch. While a building inspection isn’t necessary for every potential home you view, it is the important final step before signing the contract. The cost of a building inspection is dependent on the size and scope of the house.

  • Small homes cost between $150 and $300
  • Medium sized homes cost between $350 and $500
  • Large homes cost between $600 and $950

What is included in a Building Inspection?

To ensure you get an accurate quote, include every aspect of the property that you require to be inspected. The types of details typically included in an inspection report are:

  • The legality of any additions or alterations
  • Plumbing
  • Gutters
  • Ceilings and roof space
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Driveways
  • Retaining walls
  • Doors and windows

There are a few other inspection services that home buyers might like to consider depending on the age and location of the home, for example, a federation home may need an asbestos inspection.

  • Pest inspections
  • Water and electrical authorities
  • Asbestos inspection
  • Structural Engineers
  • Surveyors

When comparing quotes, often the cheapest offers are not always the best. Look for building inspectors that have the relevant licenses, as either a builder, architect or surveyor, and insurance.

Building Inspection Costs From Real ServiceSeeking Jobs

Job Description: I am attending an auction, the property is a duplex and built in 2013. I need a building inspection prior to the auction.

Job Location: Glenfield, Sydney

Cost of this job: $251


Job Description: Pre purchase building and pest inspection report is required in Bracken Ridge area.

Job Location: Bracken Ridge, Brisbane

Cost of this job: $420


* These prices are provided as guides only, post a job to receive a more accurate quote.

Pricing information correct as at March 2018.

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