Pre purchase building inspections

Before taking possession of your new home, it’s advisable to invest in a pre-purchase building inspection to identify any problems caused by shoddy construction or renovation, as well as pest infestations. By knowing the full history of your potential new home, you can pay an appropriate price and be prepared for any necessary repairs.

Victorian House Inspections offers detailed and thorough Pre-purchase Building Inspection Reports so you can be fully informed when making your investment. Our inspectors cover all of Melbourne and many of the outer suburbs including Sunbury, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Phillip Island, and the Bayside area.

All of our building and pest inspections are designed to Australian Standard AS4349.3.

Our Pre-Purchase Building Inspections Checklist

To see more examples of what we’ve found, visit our Case Studies page.

Pre Purchase Building Inspections

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"Words can’t express how kind and helpful Damien was towards my parents when they were in the process of buying a new home late in life and after a very difficult time. Not only was Damien’s service excellent, he was extremely friendly and his building knowledge made the whole process easy. We will recommend your Victorian House Inspections to all our friends and family. Thanks again for all your help and kindness.
The Garcia Family
"Thank you very much for your quick and professional attention in this matter ultimately I feel like I have dodged a bullet on this one and without your reports I would have been none the wiser and purchased a lemon.
who terminated a contract of sale!
" I highly recommend Victorian House Inspections. I have used Damien for several inspections and found him to be extremely thorough, knowledgeable and detailed in the advice and reports provided. Damien has always assisted with any follow-up questions and his professional manner makes dealing with him a pleasure. I will certainly use Victorian House Inspections again!
Gordan Marx
"Emma and I are so glad we used you to review the property and report on your findings, which were comprehensive and ultimately the key to our decision to buy. The peace of mind your service has provided us in a major decision is greatly appreciated, we will recommend you to all of our friends. Thank you also for being available to answer questions and taking the time to explain your findings.
Frank and Emma
"Thank you very much. I am very grateful and would be happy to be a reference for any potential customers in the future."
Peter Hunt
"Hi Damien Thank you for your job for pre purchase inspection of my property. You are very responsible, experienced ,prompt and very patient. Even a long time after inspection I have many question to ask you , you explained to you very patiently. I will definitely recommend you to my friends who plan to buy property. Victoria house inspection is customer based ,inspector Damien is reliable and responsible enough?"
"Thank you for your prompt service & response. You guys were great & I’ll retain your details for future reference”
From Boronia
"I’d like to sincerely thank Damien for his professionalism, flexibility & quick service – it’s been fantastic piece of mind and I would highly recommend his business to anyone”
Jo & Bernardo
"Your prompt turnaround to inspect the property and produce the report is exceptional service. The agent also noted that Damien was one of the best inspectors he had seen”
"Thank you Damien, we were very happy with your personal service, really appreciated it."
Dani & Zeini
"Thanks for sending me the report. We needed this so I can go to the Solicitor who will do the conveyancing for us. He wanted to see the report before we give our deposit for the property and your help is much appreciated. Buying a property can be nerve racking most times and support from people like yourselves can really help a lot. Many thanks and best regards.”
"Thanks Mandy & Damien – we received the hard copy of the report and we will refer Damien’s services to our family and friends, he was fantastic. Cheers.”
From Melbourne
"Damien – Thanks very much for the report, we appreciate your recommendations.”
"Thank you for your fantastic service.”
Cameron & Rachael
"Hi Damien, I found your report thorough and professional.”
"Hi Damien, Thanks you for all your help, we really appreciate it and we’ve recommended you to other people – hopefully you’ll get some more business out of it! Cheers.”
From Melbourne
"Dear Damien, Thanking you kindly for your timely help. Thank you again for your excellent friendly service which is greatly acknowledged. We will call you for all our building and renovation and also, we recommend your company to our friends and family. Thanks a lot for all your services.”

Why You Need A Pre Purchase Building Inspection


This stunning $1.9 million home in Melbourne was sitting on top of extensive flooding, cause by a broken pipe and poor drainage.


We’ve recently come across several instances of ravenous coptotermes in Frankston and Mt Eliza homes. These termites are very destructive.

Unsafe Home Repairs

Home repairs and alterations can affect the structural integrity of the home. In the photo above, a truss had been cut to make way for a vent, making the roof unsafe.

What You Receive With A Pest Inspection

Written Pest Inspection Report

A compressive written termite and pest inspection report within 24 hours or less guided by the Australian Standards for Building Inspections AS 4349.3

Immediate Verbal Report

Initially our pest inspector will give you a verbal report immediately after the inspection.

Optional Bounded Copy

Our reports are are emailed directly to you, or you may optionally request a bounded copy.