Pre-Purchase Home Inspections

BPI’s pre-purchase house inspections in Melbourne will assist you in making an informed decision in relation to the overall condition and structural integrity

Professional Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspections Melbourne

BPI’s pre-purchase house inspections in Melbourne will assist you in making an informed decision in relation to the overall condition and structural integrity of your property. A thorough inspection will also help you understand the value of your property, as it allows comparison with a property of a similar age and construction. Our pre-purchase building and pest inspections are carried out in in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1- 1995. Inspections clearly detail all major defects, problems and safety hazards to the property and will provide recommendations about remedial action you should take to raise the property to an acceptable standard.

Inspection Areas

The pest and building inspection will encompass all areas of the property which provide reasonable access including:

THE INTERIOR
THE SUBFLOOR
THE ROOF VOID
THE ROOF EXTERIOR
THE EXTERIOR
THE SITE

Pre purchase house inspections are useful for creating a bargaining chip in price negotiations. If you discover the house may need work in certain areas, you may be able to haggle the price down accordingly. Alternatively, if selling, this can aid you in increasing property value if your inspector gives you the tick of approval.

A BPI pre-purchase inspection is the most complete and comprehensive way to examine the condition of a property in Melbourne. It is ideal for understanding any pre-existing issues and also targeting potential future problems. It takes the unknown away from investing in property. Above all, a thorough building inspection report lets you make your purchase decision with the best professional advice and detailed knowledge of the condition of the building structure.

If you would like more information on the range of inspection services we offer for your house or investment property, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 505 640. We can also create a tax depreciation schedule and conduct residential surveyor inspections in CraigieburnCaroline SpringsTaylors HillTarneit, and anywhere else within 150km of the Melbourne CBD.

Tax Depreciation Schedules

Improve the return on your residential or investment property with a quality tax depreciation schedule from BPI. We will conduct a thorough inspection of your investment

Comprehensive Tax Depreciation Scheduling Melbourne

Improve the return on your residential or investment property with a quality tax depreciation schedule from BPI. We will conduct a thorough inspection of your investment property and produce a depreciation schedule that will ensure you get the maximum tax benefits you are entitled to.

What is Depreciation?

As part of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997), property investors are entitled to claim a deduction on their assets as they age over time. This kind of depreciation allows you to claim for capital works done after 1985, as well as plant and equipment. You deduct a percentage of the original cost of these things each financial year usually between 2.5 and 4%. This known as negative gearing and has the potential to save you thousands of dollars on your Melbourne investment property.

What Can BPI Do?

BPI is a tax agent recognised by the ATO as qualified to produce a depreciation schedule. During our independent service, one of our professional inspectors will compile a comprehensive report of all the depreciating assets claimable under Division 40 of the ITAA 1997, and the capital works claimable under Division 43 of the ITAA 1997. Structural improvements are also taken into consideration of they were done after February 1997.

We will then produce a 40 year tax depreciation schedule for your Melbourne investment property that you can submit to the ATO. From then on, you will only need to have the schedule updated if you undertake major alterations on your property. We produce depreciation schedules on Melbourne investment properties for a one off payment of $595 (this is slightly more if you have a furniture package. Depreciation value varies from property to property, but is generally between $1, 500 and $15,000 per year.

For more information on the range of services we offer in CraigieburnCaroline SpringsTaylors HillTarneit and throughout Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 505 640. We are the independent pre purchase and pest inspectors and surveyors you can rely on.

Pest Inspections

Termites are a constant and potentially harmful presence in Melbourne and many areas of Victoria. Is your house or the property you are purchasing affected by termites

Timber Pest Inspections

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Termites are a constant and potentially harmful presence in Melbourne and many areas of Victoria. Is your house or the property you are purchasing affected by termites? A qualified, experienced timber pest inspection professional can help you find out, and address the extent of any damage.

CSIRO statistics reveal that termites attack 1 in every 5 Australian homes. They cause serious damage to properties, costing owners thousands of dollars in repairs and resulting in the loss of re-sale value to homes that have a history of past damage.

BPI timber pest inspections in Melbourne will determine the presence of wood-destroying insects such as termites, borers and wood decaying fungi. We use the latest in thermal camera technology to help detect these insects in addition to the Australian Standard 4349.3- 1998 and AS 3660 guidelines. A BPI pest report will not only detect and identify pests, but provide a maintenance plan so you can actively fight off and prevent future attacks – ensuring that your investment is sound and secure.

Tools used within our timber pest inspections

Probe/Tapping Device – The probe is used to tap the architraves, skirtings, window reveals and frames, door jams and other timbers for termite damage.

Moisture Meter – Termites thrive in high moisture environments, so a moisture meter is used to pick up activity.

Thermal Image Camera – A Thermal camera is used to scan the walls for what we call “hot” or “cold” spots. The camera measures the surface temperature of materials and displays that on the screen as variations of black (cold) and white (hot). Termite nests, for instance, will usually be hotter than a surface and may show up as a “white” or “hot spot”, while wet areas, such as a roof or shower leak may show up as “black” or “cold” spots.

We use the camera as part of our inspections as an added service. The Thermal Scan is not part of the Australian Standard but it is a worthwhile and beneficial extra for peace of mind.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home or property and want to take advantage of our outstanding services for timber pest inspections in Melbourne, don’t hesitate to call us today on 1800 505 640 or send us an email at melbournenorth@bpic.com.au

Building Inspections

Building and Pest Inspections North Melbourne bring their vast knowledge as construction consultants to provide clients with exemplary house and building inspections.

Melbourne’s Premiere Building Inspectors and Construction Consultants

Building and Pest Inspections North Melbourne bring their vast knowledge as construction consultants to provide clients with exemplary house and building inspections. House and building inspection reports conducted by professionals are the only way for individuals to have an optimum understanding of the intricacies of a specific property. Our services cover:

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Comprehensive Building Inspection Reports Lead to Informed Decisions

BPI’s building inspections and reports in Melbourne will assist you in making an informed decision regarding to the overall condition of your home in comparison to a property of similar age and construction. Our building and house inspections are carried out in in accordance with Australian Standard 4349.1- 1995 and will detail all major defects, problems and potential safety hazards to the property and will provide recommendations about remedial action you should take to bring the property to an acceptable standard. The property inspections will cover all areas of the property which provide reasonable access including:

THE INTERIOR
THE SUBFLOOR
THE ROOF VOID
THE ROOF EXTERIOR
THE EXTERIOR
THE SITE

BPI’s building inspections and reports in Melbourne support your purchase decision with the best professional advice and detailed knowledge of the condition of the building structure.

An extensive property inspection and building report in Melbourne will get you on the front foot when selling a property. It shows that you are committed to the sale and demonstrates to potential buyers that you have nothing to hide. It will maximise the value of your property, as it is a tick of approval for a pest-free, uncompromised structure. Additionally, it provides you with a solid legal protection in case of any future problems.

At BPI we use the latest in thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters for all our Pre-Purchase / Building, Pest and property inspections. This guarantees our customers the most thorough and up-to-date industry services – all at a cost effective price.

Trust the Building and House Inspection Experts

It is a common pitfall to hire an inspector that lacks the know-how to properly inspect your property. Rather than similarly suffer this fate, enlisting the services of our construction consultants will mean you always hire an inspector you can trust for professionalism and reliability. With years of experience, we’ve seen it all and want to share our knowledge with customers.

If you are looking at buying or selling a property, please call our office today on 1800 505 640 or send us an email at melbournenorth@bpic.com.au. Remember… “For Professional Service – Call the BPI Guy!”

“At BPI we use the latest Thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters for all our Pre-Purchase / Building and Pest inspections,

So if you are looking at buying or selling a property, please free call our office today on 1800 505 640 or send us an email at melbournenorth@bpic.com.au , So remember… For Professional Service Call the BPI Guy!”