Get A Pre-purchase Property Inspection Completed By An Expert

Ensure the property you've purchased is free from structural defects

Don’t get stuck with a structurally unsound property. Our property inspection partners will provide you with a pre-purchase property inspection report that will help protect your rights under the REIWA Major Structural Defects clause by identifying any observed structural defects. Don’t leave it to chance!

What Your Pre-Purchase Property Inspection Will Include

Choose from either a Structural Inspection or Structural Plus Maintenance Inspection. Both inspection reports will provide you with maximum protection under the REIWA Major Structural Defects clause.

The Structural Plus Maintenance Inspection includes details of future maintenance required.

Components Inspected Structural Inspection Structural Plus Maintenance Inspection
Structural
Roof framing Check Check
Ceiling framing Check Check
Load bearing walls Check Check
Foundations and floor framing Check Check
Internal
Ceilings Check Check
Walls Check Check
Moisture test walls Check Check
Moisture test ceilings Check Check
Moisture test floors Check Check
Door functionality Check
Window functionality Check
Exterior
Roof covering Check Check
Roof plumbing Check
Eaves Check
Eaves’ lining Check
Roof cavity
Insulation Check
Ductwork Check
Electrical
Residual Current Devices (RCDs) Check
Smoke detectors Check
Fixed electrical appliances Check
Power points (GPOs) Check
Lights and light switches Check
Exhaust and ceiling fans Check
Air conditioners Check
Plumbing
Hot water system Check
Toilets Check
Showers and bathtubs Check
Sinks Check
Plumbing fixtures Check
Exterior structures
Carports Check
Patios and pergolas Check
Retaining walls Check
Garages and sheds Check
Price
Units From $297 From $397
Houses From $447 From $497
Report length 18+ pages 27+ pages
Photos of items requiring attention Check Check
24-48 delivery Check Check
Complies with AS 4349-2007 Check Check
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Here's What Clients Are Saying About Our Inspection Partners

5/5
“Jason completed the inspection on a house we were looking to buy. Thanks to him we were able to identify asbestos throughout the laundry and bathroom that we were pl…Read more
Craig B. , Beaconsfield
5/5
“Select Inspections are an excellent operator – efficient and thorough. The inspection was done in a timely manner and the information was presented in a detail bu…Read more
Trisha, Bicton
5/5
“Jason completed the inspection on a house we were looking to buy. Thanks to him we were able to identify asbestos throughout the laundry and bathroom that we were pl…Read more
Craig B. , Beaconsfield

Meet Our Inspection Partners

Jason Cotton

Jason Cotton

Building Surveyor
Jason specialises in compliance inspection and reporting for pre-purchase property inspections to the Australian Standard AS4349.1–2007. With over 7,000 residential property and building inspections completed, Jason will ensure your most important purchase will be inspected with the thoroughness and detail you demand.

7,000+

Inspections Completed

Fully Licensed

BSP2411

Compliant

AS4349.1–2007

Fully Insured
Fully Licensed

BSP2411

Compliant

AS4349.1–2007

Fully Insured

7,000+

Inspections Completed

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My contract includes a Structural Inspection clause. Can I have a maintenance report completed?
The above reports both comply with AS 4349-2007 and the REIWA Major Structural Defects clause.
Q: How much do you get paid from your inspection partners?
We receive nothing from our inspection partners. Our partner relations are based on mutual trust and respect. We trust them to do quality work. We refer clients to one another regularly. It’s a win for our respective clients and for each other. In turn, our partners have partnerships with other suppliers who provide you with an end-to-end service.
Q: How much does a pre-purchase structural inspection cost?
Pre-purchase structural inspections start at $297 for units and apartments, and $397 for villas and houses. Once we have more information, we can provide you with a written quote.
Q: What type of report do I need?
If your contract includes the standard REIWA Major Structural Defects clause, you should obtain a structural report completed in accordance with Annexure A of AS 4349-2007. Both the above reports mentioned above comply with the standard. If your contract includes another "structural defects" clause, then seek advice from your buyer's agent, lawyer or conveyancer as to the most appropriate choice of inspection.
Q: How long will the report take?
You will receive your pre-purchase property inspection report via email within two working days of receipt of your order.
Q: When should I obtain a structural inspection?
The REIWA Major Structural Defects clause requires you to complete the inspection within a specified period. Failure to obtain your report within this timeframe could result in the clause being waived. And that could mean being forced to buy a property with a major structural defect.
Q: Are your inspectors qualified to complete a structural inspection?
Pre-purchase property inspections are completed by Jason Cotton from Select Property Inspections. Jason is a licensed building surveyor (BSP2411) and has completed over 7,000 property inspections.