Pre-Sale Inspection – Vendors Inspection

Are you about to go to market or to auction with your home in Wollongong, Shoalhaven or Southern Highlands?  How can you ensure that you get the best dollar return on your largest investment? The way to getting the best possible price is to take out any major or minor defects for a smooth sale and to minimise negotiation on your best price. This is where a pre-sale vendor inspection becomes your best option, assisting you in getting rid of potential major & minor defects before you list your home on the market.

A Pre-Sale Building Inspection is undertaken for two distinctly different reasons. Firstly, a home owner could organise a Pre-Sale Building Inspection, so they are informed about the true condition of their house prior to putting it on the market. By obtaining a Pre-Sale Building Inspection a vendor is often hoping to stem off any possible renegotiation of their house purchase price by not having any surprises uncovered should the purchaser of a property organise their own Pre-Purchase Building Inspection. Faults detected within the vendors Pre-Sale Building Inspection could be rectified prior to the property being put on the market.

Having your own inspection done can help ensure that the sale of your home goes smoothly. Our inspectors will thoroughly inspect your home and notify you of any problem areas. This will assist you when it comes to selling your home to your best advantage – you’ll know exactly what needs fixing!

Defects can be repaired before your house goes on the market. When the time comes that a potential buyer wants to have their own inspection done, you are a further step ahead in the game.

A bad inspection can be a deal-breaker for potential buyers. It can give the impression of dishonesty on the seller’s part, even if the seller was genuinely unaware that problems existed. Some problems are difficult to detect without having an inspection done, but people often assume that if someone lives in a house they should know about any problems that come with it. This sort of misunderstanding could lead the buyer to back out.

East Coast Building Inspections pair an experienced Licensed Pre Purchase Building Inspector (Travis Reeves) & Pest Inspector (Paul Lee) to develop a comprehensive building & pest inspection, both inspectors have been in their fields for over 20 years & have over 50 years combined experience between them, so you are getting two experienced inspectors on site together that gives you peace of mind. We strongly recommend that buyers carry out a combined Building and Pest Inspection to provide you with full insight into your property.

We are leading the building inspection industry, using advanced technology that we have had designed. Our reports are graphic rich and easy to read format. Free of fine print and jargon showing you minor & major defects but also providing the positive. Our reports have no limits to how many photos, or information that can be sent in the report.

What we inspect & the contents of the report

We inspect all accessible parts of the property these include:

All Internal Rooms & Areas

  • Ceilings, Cornice, Scotia, Quad, Walls
  • Paint Condition, Wall Paper
  • Kitchen, Ensuite, Bathrooms, Laundry Construction
  • Wet Areas & Shower Recess Under Water Test
  • Floors & Floor Coverings
  • Blinds, Curtains, Shutters
  • Windows, Fly Screens
  • Door, Door Jamb, Door Furniture
  • Architraves, Skirting
  • Smoke Detectors, Services, Ventilation
  • Electrical, Plumbing Installation
  • Safety Hazards

Roof Void Area

  • All Construction Members to The Roof Construction
  • Roof Structure, Roof Trusses, Common, Hip & Jack Rafters
  • Collar Ties, Scissor Beams, Purlins & Struts, Hanging Beams
  • Water Penetration & Damage, Termite Damage
  • Sarking, Flashing, Insulation
  • Skylights, Whirlybirds & Ventilation
  • Electrical, Plumbing, Phone & Data Installation
  • Safety Hazards


  • Eaves, Scotia/ quad/ storm moulding
  • Exterior cladding/ cement sheeting finish,
  • Exterior brick/ render finish,
  • Paint condition
  • Cover strips, Timber trims
  • Lintels, Windows aluminium/ timber, Window trims, Window sills
  • Doors aluminium/ timber, Door Trims, Door sills
  • Weep holes, Vents
  • Decks, Verandas, Patios, Front & Rear Landings
  • Safety Hazards

Roof Exterior

  • Ridges, Roof Covering, Roof Screws & Nails
  • Valleys, Flashing, Lead Flashing
  • Chimney/ Flu, Drain Waste Vents
  • Sky Lights, Whirlybirds
  • Barge Capping, Bargeboards, Fascia
  • Gutters, Down pipes, Drainage
  • Painting
  • Safety Hazards

Sub floor

  • Flooring, Bearers & Joists
  • Water Penetration from Wet Areas
  • Ant capping, Piers, Brick walls
  • Vents & Ventilation
  • Drainage & Foundation Coverings
  • Electrical, Plumbing, Phone & Data Installation
  • Safety Hazards


  • Garage, Carport, Outbuildings, Garden Shed
  • Separate Laundry & Toilet
  • Driveways, Paths, Steps
  • Retaining walls, Fencing, Gates
  • Surface Water Drainage, Storm Water Run-Off
  • Services, Letter box, Clothesline, Trees & Branches
  • Safety Hazards

Pest inspection

  • Subterranean Termites or evidence of termite activity and termite damage as well as evidence of any previous Termite treatment.
  • Timber borers or evidence of timber borers and damage.
  • Wood rot (wood decay fungi) damage and potential safety hazards in timber structures such as rotten timber steps, handrails and balconies.
  • We report on any conditions that may be conducive to Termite attack or conditions that can cause wood rot.