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Benchmark Residential Inspections
Pre Purchase building and pest inspection Gold Coast and Brisbane

Future-Proof Your Property Before You Buy

Benchmark Inspections has decades of experience, so we will save you from buying a property that may cost you thousands later

What we offer:

Our Roadmap to Buying With Confidence

With our experience in Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspections around  Gold Coast and Brisbane, it’s safe to say you will get a clear picture of the property . 

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What you get

What Does an Inspection Include?

Our pre-purchase home inspections leave no stone unturned to ensure everything is up to scratch. Our comprehensive service includes a thorough visual inspection, including the following:

  • Boundary fences
  • Landscaping
  • Yard Drainage
  • Driveway and paths
  • Roof inspection
  • Drone roof inspection where the roof is not accessible
  • Damaged roof sheets, tiles, or flashings
  • Inspection of any solar or services affixed to the roof
  • Guttering and downpipes
  • Rising damp
  • Underfloor, where accessible
  • Decks, pergolas and paving
  • External walls
  • Internal walls
  • Plaster and paint
  • Cracking and movement
  • Damage
  • Mould or moisture
  • Deteriorated or rotted items
  • Roof frame
  • The ceiling space
  • The condition and functionality of the kitchen
  • The condition and integrity of the bathrooms
  • Testing of showers, bathrooms, laundry, and wet areas
  • Moisture testing with a moisture metre
  • Doors and frames - internal and external
  • Windows and frames - internal and external
  • Plumbing/electrical fittings – condition and installation
  • Tiles and floor coverings
  • Window furnishings
  • Skylights or vents
  • Smoke alarm installation
  • Electrical safety switch installation
  • Gas installation
  • Town services
  • Maintenance issues
  • Potential fire hazards
  • Potential safety hazards
  • Termite or pest activity
  • Termite or pest damage
  • Termite or pest treatments or barriers

How We Work

We aspire to help future homeowners make the best purchase possible with easily understandable professional advice. You get the following when you work with us:

A Clear Picture Of The Assets

Investment futureproofing

Property condition assurance

Two inspectors for every service

Detailed Inspection Report

A report walkthrough call

Dear Home Buyer,

My name is Jason George. I am a licensed building inspector and the owner of Benchmark Inspections. We focus on giving our clients a clear understanding of the condition of their chosen property.

As a result of having performed thousands of building inspections, and over 30 years of building experience, I can determine where buildings will deteriorate or fail. I will give you the facts and evidence to be confident in knowing the property’s condition and bring you peace of mind.

Our goal is to give you the information you need to make decisions about the condition of a property. Many clients have saved tens of thousands of dollars in potential repair bills by working with us.

Jason
What we offer

Know What To Expect

We aspire to help future homeowners make the best purchase possible with easily understandable professional advice. You get the following when you work with us:

Peace of mind

Make the right decision with confidence.

Feel secure in the knowledge that you are buying a good asset.

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FAQ

Frequently Ask Questions

A pre-purchase building inspection is an unbiased, third-party assessment of a property's condition. The inspection report will identify any significant defects or maintenance issues that may be present. Remember, a pre-purchase inspection is not a valuation (a certified valuer performs this service) but focuses on accurately describing the physical condition of the property.

A pre-purchase inspection is an integral element of the buying process because it allows the buyer to assess the property’s condition before making an offer. As sellers may be tempted to cover up potential problems, an inspection can sometimes identify hidden issues that may not be apparent during a standard viewing. Qualified building inspectors are highly trained and will quickly see through any attempt at camouflage.

A pre-purchase building inspection usually takes one to two hours. The inspector will examine the property inside and out, looking for defects, damage or potential problems, and prepare a report detailing their findings.

Our comprehensive report outlines the property's condition in an easy-to-understand format. We also include photographs to provide a visual record of any flaws or maintenance issues we identify.

  • Get a professional to review your home before you buy it.
  • Get a report on any defects that should be addressed before or after purchase.
  • Identify items that have the potential to deteriorate or fail.
  • Reduce the risk of hidden repair costs when buying a property.

Pre-purchase building and pest inspections start at $690, depending on the type and size of the property. Please refer to our price list for more information.

You don't want to foot the bill for repairs that should have been considered before the sale when you buy your dream home.

Our pre-purchase inspection includes checks for health risks, accident potential, damage, movement, unapproved/non-compliant building work, and structural failings. We have discovered many problems with new and old homes where sellers were required to compensate new owners for repair costs our inspections identified.

We use the latest technological tools to inspect your home, including thermal imaging, moisture meters and drones.

  • An exhaustive inspection of your chosen property.
  • A building inspector with 30 years of experience in building and inspections.
  • A pest inspector with 15 years of experience in the pest industry.
  • Two written reports – building and pest – based on all findings.
  • We offer advice or answers to questions about the property if you engage our services.
  • We are fully licensed and insured, so you are covered for any failure to find issues that should have been noted in our reports.

We aim to provide the property condition assessment you need to make the correct decision for your circumstances. An inspector cannot tell you whether to buy a property. We can only report facts and make recommendations. You ultimately use the information we provide to make a choice.

Our Process

It only takes seven steps to hire a home inspector and have a property checked before you buy:

  • 1. Choose a service.
  • 2. Submit a booking form.
  • 3. We will book the inspection and liaise with you or your agent.
  • 4. Attend the assessment if you are available.
  • 5. Discuss the findings.
  • 6. Receive your inspection report.
  • 7. Make a confident decision.

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