Helpie FAQ

House Inspection FAQ's

  • How much does a Building Inspection cost in SA?
    A pre purchase or pre auction building inspection price depends on a few things; the service, the location, and the size of the property. There is no one set price. On average a small unit or apartment within the metropolitan suburbs of Adelaide will cost you around $400-$450 for a building inspection only. A family home, 3 or 4 bedrooms can be anywhere from $495 - $850. All prices are dependent upon the property size, location and service required.
  • When should I get a Building Inspection?
    In South Australia your cooling off period is only 48 hours from when you receive your Form 1. It’s generally best practice to get your building and pest inspection done in this time so you are aware of any potential problems, defects or even termites and can move forward with confidence in the purchase of the property.
  • Do you need a qualification to be a Building Inspector in SA?
    Short answer is NO! Anyone can conduct a building inspection in Adelaide. This is why it’s super important to ask your building inspector if they have a class 1-10 building supervisors licence along with professional indemnity and public liability insurance as a minimum.
  • What is a Pre Purchase Inspection?
    A pre purchase building or building and pest inspection is a visual inspection capturing all major and minor defects, safety hazards and termites to give you a understanding of the condition of the property prior to purchase.
  • Is a Building Inspection worth it?
    YES! Organising a pre purchase building inspection is a great idea. You can use your report to determine what issues the property has prior to purchase or to bid with confidence at auction time.