Looking for a building inspection in Havilah 2850. Why price is the least important factor.

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Looking for a building inspection in Havilah 2850. Why price is the least important factor.

Looking for a building inspection in Havilah 2850? Why price is the least important factor.

As a building inspector carrying out many building inspections in Havilah i have dealt with many buyers looking for an inspection for a house they are intending to purchase. I have with interest looked at the reasons they choose to hire this inspector or that inspector. Or i have tried to. 

Some want to ask about the technology I use – thermal imaging camera, moisture meter etc, some look at the area i work in or are based in, which is not a bad strategy, as they want an inspector that is familiar with the type of home they would like inspected and ultimately buy.  Some ask for references, which is also a great idea for clear reasons. Some ask about your insurance policy, also a good idea.

But many are looking at the price i charge for a building and/or pest  inspection. Now goodo, we all want a to be not ripped off but only price shopping inspectors for a property that could be worth a million dollars+ doesn’t make sense.

The gap of $50-$200 for a good and thorough inspection and report is worth every single dollar extra – and then some. There are inspection businesses popping up that charge hundreds of dollars less than the going rate of $400-$500 for a combined pest and building inspection.  They don’t usually hang round for long.

Out of curiosity one day I called one of these guys to ask a few questions: The one that stuck in my memory is this one:

Me: How long does an inspection take as I’ll need to arrange the time?

Guy on phone: About 30 minutes mate, we won’t hold you up.

I replied I’d get back to him but I was left wondering how on earth you can do a decent building and pest inspection on a house in Havilah in only 30 minutes. No Way!

A standard inspection covers the following:

Roof exterior

Roof interior

Sub floor

House interior

House exterior


For a normal size suburban house and yard, a proper inspection takes 60 -90 minutes. You just won’t receive a fair inspection in 30 minutes. 

When a business charges substantially less than the going market value for any service or product, something has to give and it’s quality that gives 90% of the time. And that is false economy on the purchase of such an expensive and crucial item as the house you and your family will live in.

So if you’re price shopping inspectors, please look past the cost and pick an inspector on their experience, insurance, location, references  or all the above, anything except price only.

When you need a high quality, comprehensive building inspection in Havilah for a totally fair price contact Wayne on

0418 408 766 or go HERE to book your inspection now.

Before you buy, not after!

Here is some further info on building inspection Havilah 2850

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Jessica Post
Jessica Post
07:52 18 May 17
Wayne is very thorough and accommodated all my annoying questions like a champion! He was also able to complete the inspection quickly and provided his report in a timely manner. Highly recommend.
Kai Ikeuchi
Kai Ikeuchi
11:24 23 Mar 17
Wayne was very professional and assisted us quickly. We required an inspection with a turnover of 2 days. He was able to provide us with the relevant information so that my fiancé and I could make a better decision when bidding for our future house. Thanks to Wayne and Inner West Property Inspection, we were able to be confident with our decisions.
Genevieve McCabe
Genevieve McCabe
15:14 14 Feb 17
I just had my home inspected by Inner West Property Inspections this week and the peace of mind is worth every cent. I am buying an older inner west home and Wayne was skilled, patient and thorough. I highly recommend this service.
Karen L
Karen L
08:45 13 Feb 17
Wayne was punctual, polite, and neat and tidy. Very professional. He answered our questions and provided a great inspection report that we passed on to our solicitor. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their future home inspected. Karen L, Ashfield
Gary Williams
Gary Williams
07:43 15 Feb 17
Inner West Property Inspections inspected a house I was looking to purchase in Marrickville. Wayne showed up on short notice as the auction was in 2 days. He provided a great, detailed report and called the next day to clarify something. Top level service and knowledge! Gary Williams, Marrickville
Andrew Gee
Andrew Gee
20:42 24 May 17
Wayne provides an excellent service. He explains any issues in terms that the clients can easily understand and offers real world advice on how to go about any repairs or rectification works required. The ultimate professional in his field, and a really nice bloke too!
Nasir Shah
Nasir Shah
11:46 21 May 17
Wayne was fantastic. Not only did he perform a very thorough inspection, but the turn around time was incredibly fast. He is an absolute professional, and offers a first class service!
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