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Finding your dream home is an exciting and fun adventure, and it could also be one of the biggest investments you will make in your life. Of course, it is only ideal that you buy a property of higher quality with no hidden surprises along the way.


Whether you are venturing into investment properties or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a property can be time-consuming and stressful. Between finding the perfect home, filling in paperwork, and meetings with the bank, you will still have so much on your to-do list that needs to be accomplished. Given this busy schedule, certain tasks that need to be done can sometimes be overlooked, such as conducting a pre-purchase termite inspection. 


What is a pre-purchase termite inspection?


A pre-purchase inspection is necessary to make sure that you are not making a mistake in buying a property. It can help you in knowing if the property you are about to invest in has no pests problems. A comprehensive building and termite inspection must be carried out to check any potential problems in the property that may cost you money in the long run. 


Professional and licensed inspectors will check all accessible areas to look for any dwelling places of termites and other pests. Ideally, they will also inspect or assess the property’s roofing space, ceilings, doors, windows, plumbing, and others.


Inspectors will then provide the potential home buyer with a thorough inspection report detailing the condition of the building as per apparent visual damage caused by termites or other pests, including the existence of pests in the property. 


Having a pre-purchase pest inspection report will help you avoid any costly pest control services after the purchase of your property. It will also give you an upper hand when negotiating with the seller. 


With that, below are three benefits of conducting a pre-purchase termite inspection.



  • Value assessment



If you want to know the true value of the property you are trying to buy or invest in, a pre-purchase inspection plays a vital role in ensuring that you get the best deal for your money. Pest problems are not something that can be fixed immediately and may take much from your savings. Also, you can negotiate a better deal with the seller if the price seems to overprice after the pest inspection report.



  • Awareness



It is important not to rush into making a decision when investing in a property. Without the proper knowledge of the overall condition of the property, you could make one of the biggest mistakes in your life. Visually assessing and visiting the property will not guarantee that there are no critical damages or existing pests in the property you are going to purchase. 



  • Safety



Safety for you and your family matters the most. You will want to make sure that you are purchasing a property that does not have any structural damage from pest infestations. A few reports might also help you in changing your mind about the property instead of making the purchase and regretting it in the future. 


Make sure that you hire only a qualified and licensed inspector to conduct a thorough check. They should also be able to discover any potential problems in the property you are trying to buy or invest in. 


If you are looking for commercial pest control in Melbourne to help you inspect a property for pests, get in touch with us to see how we can help.