Building inspection checklist

Building inspection checklist

Are you looking for a new home in Adelaide to move into? Over the recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in rents and home prices all over Australia including both apartments and houses. Putting most of your money into buying a home or into paying a large amount of rent is not that easy. You need to make sure that the home you are buying or renting is worth all this money. This starts with carefully inspecting every single part and every single corner of your potential new home. Here is a checklist of what is really important to inspect before buying or renting a home which will be a good guide to perform an effective building inspection Adelaide.

Inspecting the garden

The garden of the house you are considering to buy or rent is really important to inspect. You need to inspect the fences and gates and assess their conditions. More importantly, you need to take note of how far any potentially toxic tree or plant is from that residence. This is really important to consider when buying or renting a home for the sake of your protection and the protection of your beloved ones.

The ceiling inspection 

Inspecting the ceiling inside the home you are planning to move into is very necessary. For the ceiling inspection, you need to make sure that the ceiling is devoid of cracks. Most importantly, make sure there is no mould growing over the ceiling or any water spots present. Having water spots and mould growing over the ceiling might indicate that there is a leakage from the roof. 

Electricity inspection

Inspecting the electricity in a residence is probably one of the most important building inspection aspects. First, inspect the switches of light to be able to detect any light switch that is not working. Second, you also need to thoroughly inspect the electric wires. 

Plumbing inspection

For plumbing, try the hot and cold tap water to double check if there is any issue with the pressure of the water. It is also necessary to fill the bathtub, but not necessarily a full filling, to assess the rate of water drainage. 


Regarding the windows, look for any break or damage in them. Try opening and closing them to make sure that they are working properly. 

A general overview

Have a general look at the whole home and the neighbourhood. 


For the neighbourhood, check if there are any road traffics and if there are any disturbing noises in the neighbourhood. You can also check if the necessary facilities are nearby and if the neighbourhood is generally a friendly environment. 


Regarding the overall inspection of the home, check if the sun coverage is optimum, not too sunny and not too shady. Check if the view that the home lies at and check if it is suitable. You can also check if there are any damages or breaks that need repair and you can also try checking how much those repairs would cost.