One of the most common question purchasers ask when they are in the process of purchasing a new property is “Why is it important to get a pest inspection report?” There are several reasons why a Pest Inspection Report is important to obtain prior to the purchase of a property. While the cost may range from $X to $Y, it may save you thousands of dollars in the long run and will seem like an insignificant outlay.
A Pest Inspection Report will identify whether or not the property has had or currently has termites and/or other pests. A property can be completely infested with termites with no visible evidence which is why a Pest Inspection Report will provide peace of mind there will be no sudden surprises.
A Pest Inspection Report will also provide information on the frequency of pest inspections in past. Similar to a car service log book, the pest activity history of the property and the last
pest inspection will be contained within this report. This is important because if there has been a long period between inspection issues may not have been identified yet.
Thirdly, a Pest Inspection Report will identify if the property has had or currently has any damage caused by pests or termites. This is why the initial fee to have a report compiled could be worth its weight in gold. A condition of many purchasers will be what is contained in the Pest Inspection Report.
Bliss Conveyancing can provide details of reputable companies who compile Pest Inspection Reports. If you are unsure of anything within the report it is imperative to call and seek clarification from the professional.