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Pre-Purchase Inspection

Rentokil provides detailed property inspections before you purchase, giving you all the information you need to make the right decision before you make a significant investment

When you buy a new home you want to know that it will keep you and your family protected for many years to come. While property inspections are not a legal requirement, they are strongly recommended for assurance of the quality and integrity of your new home.

Our fully qualified building and pest inspectors  work with some of Australia’s best solicitors, conveyancers, real estates and strata management to provide you with instant property inspection reports to ensure your dream home doesn’t turn out to be a nightmare property. 

Prior to purchasing, it’s time to know as much as you can about the condition of the property. In addition to inspecting the property yourself, you can also arrange for property inspection reports. Rentokil can provide the following reports individually, or in combination.

Timber pest inspection

Rentokil’s timber pest inspection will identify any threats to your property, within your home or in the vicinity. We check for potential loss of integrity in timber structures caused by termites, borers, chemical delignification (common in industrial areas) and fungal decay such as black rot.

Service includes:

  • Standardised reporting in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.3
  • Pest activity or loss of structural integrity detected in the roof void, sub floor, home interior and exterior areas (including external buildings)
  • Identified threats that are conducive to introducing timbers pests to your home
  • History of timber pest treatments carried out on the property
  • Recommendations and maintenance advice

Building inspection

A new home is a long-term commitment, you want to make sure that you and your family can live there in the safety and comfort of a quality build. A building inspection covers all facets of the building and is a visual inspection (no testing of appliances).

*This service is not available from the Brisbane branch

Service includes:

  • Thorough assessment of a home examining all areas, including the roof space, sub floor and external structures
  • A room-by-room analysis of the home identifying defects or concerns
  • Identification and recommendations of major and minor defects

Defects may include but are not limited to identifying  rust, ceiling leaks, cracked roof tiles, corrosion to gutters, exposed electrical wires, inadequate draining, burn risks, balustrades not complying to Safety Standards, or no slip prevention to stairs. Photos of these recommendations are included in the detailed report.

Strata inspection

When purchasing a property, a strata inspection can help identify hidden costs. It can highlight special levies, planned major works, past building problems or an insolvent body corporate which could lead to more expenses in the long term.

Rentokil’s strata reports can help you make an informed decision about a future purchase by taking a detailed look at the financial state of the body corporate, insurance policies and building work histories.

Inspections are performed by licensed professionals in accordance with the Strata Schemes Management Act (sec. 108)

*This service is only available in Sydney

How Rentokil’s property reports work

Property reports are a written account of the property’s condition and are simply emailed through upon completion. 

They will include any significant building defects or problems, safety hazards or defects. It is recommended to carry these out before any exchange of sale contracts to avoid costly repair. The format and content of the reports supplied by Rentokil complies with relevant Australian Standards.

Below are some sample reports for your perusal:

Our experienced property inspectors are fully licensed trade experts and follow Australian best practices.

Trained to see through any cosmetic improvements that might otherwise be missed by an untrained eye.

Adequately insured, including professional indemnity, and backed by the quality and reliability of the Rentokil brand.

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