What is a building and pest inspection?

When buying a home, building and pest inspections will generally cost around $500 - $1000 and are performed to provide an assurance of quality before you purchase. Although it’s an added expense, it’s one that ensures you know exactly what you’re buying.

Building and pest inspections generally don’t directly apply to apartments, but you can speak to your solicitor about entering a building & pest inspection clause into a contract as an optional safety net.