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The Essential Home Inspection Checklist: What Every Buyer and Seller Needs to Know

Thorough Inspections are Key in Property Transactions.
At Betta Inspect It, we know that a well-prepared home inspection can make all the difference when you’re buying or selling a property. That’s why we offer you this detailed building inspection checklist to help ensure your property is ready for scrutiny, and that as a buyer, you know what to look out for.

For Sellers: Preparing Your Property

  1. Structural Integrity: Check for signs of foundation issues, such as cracks in walls or uneven floors. Ensure that all doors and windows open and close properly.
  2. Roof and Attic: Look for missing or damaged tiles and potential leaks. Ensure insulation is intact and adequate.
  3. Plumbing: Test all faucets for leaks, check under sinks, and inspect for any signs of water damage or mould.
  4. Electricity: Ensure that all outlets work and that there are no exposed wires. Check the condition of the fuse box and ensure all switches function correctly.
  5. Heating and Cooling Systems: Clean filters and check for proper operation. Make sure there are no unusual noises or smells when they are running.
  6. Exterior: Examine the siding, paint, and external structures. Check for damage or areas needing repair.

For Buyers: What to Inspect

  1. Overall Structure: Be on the lookout for major structural problems that could affect
    the integrity of the home. Pay special attention to the basement and foundation.
  2. Roof Condition: Assess the age and condition of the roof, and ensure it is free from
    significant wear and potential leaks.
  3. Water Systems: Look for proper drainage around the property and check for any
    water-related issues in the basement.
  4. Environmental Hazards: Be aware of any potential environmental hazards like
    asbestos or lead paint, especially in older properties.
  5. Pest Inspection: Check for signs of pest infestations, including rodents, termites, and
    other insects.
  6. Functionality of Features: Ensure that all included appliances and systems are in
    working order and that no major repairs are required.

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Ready to Schedule?

If you’re ready to schedule a home inspection or have further questions about the process, visit our booking page or call us directly at 0800 422 388. At Betta Inspect It, we’re here to ensure your building inspection is done right, promptly.