In Melbourne, Building Inspection costs will vary depending on the qualifications of persons inspecting your potential property, the experience of the inspector and the size of the dwelling.

My enquiries reveal the cheaper building inspections are normally carried out by persons who are not qualified building inspectors (Require a Diploma Building Surveying), new start up inspectors and inspectors that are not insured.


TEN QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK WHEN DECIDING ON A BUILDING INSPECTOR

  1. Does your inspector have a Degree of Diploma in Building Surveying?   ✓
  2. Does your Inspector have a Certificate 3 in Timber Pest Management – Technical?  ✓
  3. Are you insured – request they email a copy of the certificate of insurance as some say they carry their own insurance which means they are not insured  ✓
  4. Ask the inspector what the Australian Standard section the report complies with – if they don’t know 4349.1 (pre-purchase Building inspection) and 4349.3 (Timber Pest Inspection) you have called the wrong place  ✓
  5. Ask if the inspector does verbal only reports (no report) for a cheaper fee?  If they say yes, you won’t be covered by insurance if they miss something.  ✓
  6. What time can I call you up to after the inspection?   We stay up to 11 p.m.  ✓
  7. Does the report contain labelled photographs of defects?  ✓
  8. Is the report at least 60 pages in length?  ✓
  9. Is the report emailed on the same day?   ✓
  10. Ask for a sample report   ✓

Once y0u have confirmed the above 10 points, you will know exactly what you are getting for your money and you’ll be covered if anything goes wrong.


IMPORTANT ADVICE FROM A FULLY QUALIFIED BUILDING INSPECTOR 

I advise that Under no circumstances agree to or request a verbal inspection – These inspections will not be covered by Insurance as verbal only house inspections are not permitted under Australian Standards 4349.1 – pre-purchase building inspections.


BUILDING INSPECTIONS MELBOURNE – COST

BUILDING INSPECTION ONLY

$395.00 (1 bed)

$495.00 (2-3 bed)

$595.00 (4-5 bed)

COMBINED BUILDING AND TERMITE INSPECTION

$495.00 (1 bed)

$595.00 (2-3 bed)

$695.00 (4-5 bed)

PEST INSPECTION ONLY

$395.00 (1 bed)

$495.00 (2-3 bed)

$595.00 (4-5 bed)

HANDOVER INSPECTION

$550.00 (1 bed)

$750.00 (2-3 bed)

$950.00 (4-5 bed)

NOTE: To do properly as per defects within the Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2015 these inspections can take 3-4 hours to complete.

DEFECTS INSPECTIONS FOR OWNERS  

Fees as per pre-purchase inspections above.

ASBESTOS INSPECTION & SAMPLE

From $550.00

NOTE: Fees provided include GST, an additional fee for dwellings located 30 km outside CBD,  have a Bungalow or multi level may apply, a cancellation Fee of up to $300 may apply if we are not notified within 5 hours of the confirmed Inspection time.

All inspections include a 50-120 page inspection Report with labeled inspection photographs which is emailed on same day.

Payment Policy

You can pay Mr Inspector by Visa Card, Master Card, cash or Internet Banking.  We can only send you the inspection reports once we have either received payment or confirmation of payment if you are internet banking.