8 Essential Questions to Ask Your Building Inspector

When it comes to buying a property, ensuring its condition is key. A comprehensive building inspection can save you from costly repairs and future headaches.

At Clear View Property Inspections, we believe that a thorough and transparent inspection process is key to providing peace of mind.

Here are eight essential questions you should ask the inspector who conducts your condition report:

1. Are you a licensed builder?

It’s important to confirm that your inspector is a licensed builder. This ensures they have the necessary qualifications and experience to accurately assess the property’s condition.

2. How long have you been a builder?

Experience matters. Knowing how long your inspector has been a builder can give you confidence in their expertise and ability to identify potential issues.

3. How long have you been doing building inspections?

In addition to being a builder, the inspector should have substantial experience specifically in conducting building inspections. This specialized experience is crucial for identifying a wide range of potential problems.

4. Are you insured?

Ensure that your inspector is fully insured. This provides protection for both parties in case of any unforeseen incidents during the inspection process.

5. What equipment do you use?

Modern inspection equipment, such as drones and thermal imaging cameras, can enhance the thoroughness of the inspection. Ask about the tools and technology your inspector will use to examine the property.

6. Is your condition report easy to read, and does it include images?

A detailed and easily understandable report, complete with images, is essential. It allows you to clearly see any issues and understand their severity, helping you make informed decisions.


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7. Can I be there during the inspection?

Being present during the inspection can be highly beneficial. It provides an opportunity to ask questions, gain firsthand insights, and see any issues as they are identified.

8. How long will you spend at the property?

The duration of the inspection can indicate the thoroughness of the process. Ensure that the inspector will take the time needed to conduct a comprehensive assessment.

Why These Questions Matter

Don’t hesitate to ask these questions. They are vital for your peace of mind and ensure that you receive a thorough and reliable inspection report.

Clear View Property Inspections offers services across the Sydney metropolitan region, including the CBD, Eastern suburbs, Western suburbs, Northern suburbs, Southern suburbs, Blue Mountains, and Central Coast. We are dedicated to providing high-quality inspection services tailored to your needs.

Contact Us

For a thorough and professional building inspection, reach out to us:

  • Phone: 02 8329 7997
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Opening Hours: 9:00am–
  • Service Areas: All of Sydney and Central Coast, NSW

At Clear View Property Inspections, we are committed to helping you make informed property decisions with confidence.