Australian Property & Building Inspections continue to provide contactless inspection services during COVID-19 Restrictions. Read More

Australian Property & Building Inspections continue to provide contactless inspection services during COVID-19 Restrictions. Read More

Selling Houses Australia
  • Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

    Pre-purchase inspections

    from $350.00 +GST

    Australian Property & Building Inspections will ensure you know what you are buying and our local trade qualified building inspector will identify any fault or defect prior to negotiating a price or bidding on a future property.

    A pre purchase inspection report is a document outlining any major and minor defects found during an inspection by one of our registered building inspectors. We identify problems that range from major structural defects to leaking plumbing.

    Australian Property & Building Inspection building inspections are conducted within 24 hours of being booked, and the report supplied the next working day.

    Download a sample pre purchase inspection report or review our building inspection cost table.

  • Building & Termite Inspection APBI

    Building & Pest Inspection

    from $380.00 +GST

    Our building and termite inspections are completed in accordance to Australian standards 4349.1. Our building inspectors are experienced, licensed & insured.

    The building inspection involves a visual inspection of all parts the interior and exterior of your property to detect safety hazards, major defects, minor defects and general maintenance.

    Our timber pest inspections across Australia are done in accordance to Australian standards 4349.3 - 2010. The timber pest inspection involves a thorough visual inspection of the interior, including the roof void and sub-floor where access is possible, and exterior of the property for active termite.

    Download a sample building and timber pest inspection APBI report.

  • New Home Inspection

    New Home Inspection

    from $380.00 +GST

    Before handing over large sums of money to your builder you have the right to ensure that each stage of the building works is completed to contractual standards with a new home inspection, or also referred to as a pre handover inspection report.

    Our APBI building inspectors will provide you with an independent report:

    Pre Slab Stage Inspection, cost from $330.00 +GST
    Download slab stage sample report.
    Frame Stage Inspection, cost from $330.00 +GST
    Download frame stage sample report.
    Lockup Inspection, cost from $330.00 +GST
    Download a lockup stage sample report.
    Completion/Pre Handover, cost from $350.00 +GST
    Download completion stage sample report.

  • Dilapidation Inspection Report

    Dilapidation Inspection Report

    from $400.00 +GST

    A dilapidation inspection report with APBI seeks to document the condition of a property adjoining the works prior to any demolition and commencement of construction.

    The report will itemise each defect found and include a photo of each. An Australian Property & Building Inspections (APBI) inspector will report on all internal and external areas and where required, the council assets.

    The dilapidation inspection report is a useful tool in defence if any claims are made by the owner of a neighbouring property for damage they believe your building works have caused.

    Download a sample dilapidation inspection report.

  • Pre-Auction Inspection

    Pre-Auction Inspection

    from $350.00 +GST

    A pre-auction building inspection report, completed by an Australian Property & Building Inspection accredited and qualified inspector, will be carried out in accordance with AS4349. 1-2007.

    The report will provide pre-purchase advice regarding the state of the property at the date and time of the inspection.

    The building inspection report will provide a visual inspection on the condition of:
    Roof void
    Roof exterior.

    Download a sample pre-auction building inspection report or view our inspection cost tariff.

  • Asbestos Inspection

    Asbestos Inspection

    from $420.00 +GST

    An asbestos inspection APBI will identify:
    Friable (Class A): that is any asbestos material found under ground level, as well as a few older forms of insulation used in domestic heaters and stoves and in ceiling insulations products. Ceiling insulation containing asbestos was generally used in commercial buildings. In most cases, glass fibres have replaced asbestos in today's insulations products.

    Bonded (Class B): that is any asbestos that is a fibre-cement product. The asbestos in firmly embedded in a hardened matrix. The bonded sheets are flat, corrugated or circular tubes.

    Our qualified asbestos inspector will test your property for asbestos and you can download a sample asbestos report for your review.

    Contact Us

    1. Book online 24/7
    2. Request an instant online quote
    3. Call 03 8676 0636
    4. SMS 0417 998 905 (7am to 10pm)
    5. Email
  • Pre-Sale Building Inspection

    Pre-Sale Inspection

    from $350.00 +GST

    A pre-sale building inspection report completed by a certified Australian Property & Building Inspections building inspector and carried out in accordance with AS4349. 1-2007.

    The report will provide a buyer advice regarding the state of the property at the date and time of the inspection.

    The building inspection report will provide a visual inspection on the condition of:
    Roof void
    Roof exterior.

    Download a sample pre-sale building inspection report.

    Contact Us

    1. Book online 24/7
    2. Request an instant online quote
    3. Call 03 8676 0636
    4. SMS 0417 998 905 (7am to 10pm)
    5. Email
  • Pest & Termite Inspection

    Pest & Termite Inspection

    from $380.00 +GST

    Pests and termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to the structure of a building if they are not identified and then managed by an experienced professional.

    Our qualified pest and termite inspectors across Australia carry out each inspection in accordance with timber pest inspections AS4349.3.

    The pest & termite inspection will test a property for pests and termites. The inspection also includes a visual inspection of the garden to identify areas susceptible to good breeding conditions.

    Download a sample pest and termite building inspection report or review our pest inspection cost table.

    Contact Us

    1.  Book online 24/7
    2.  Request an instant online quote
    3.  Call 03 8676 0636
    4.  SMS 0417 998 905 (7am to 10pm)
    5.  Email


Building inspectors you can trust

Free registration, no hidden fees

Our call centre teams liaises with agents and vendors for access to the property. There are no further hidden fees, or charges.

Book and pay securely online

All of our building inspections can be booked and paid for online

Building inspections completed across Australia

Our trade qualified building inspectors will email or post your report within 24 hours of inspection.

Well-qualified inspectors

Our building and pest inspectors are qualified and experienced. Their profiles are available online to check.

  • 29 July 2020

      "Inspection scheduling is too quick, they are too responsive. I give them 4 star becasue, during my last inspection, inspector fail to notice some items that we have to deal with builder. Overall, its good experience!"

    -  Amit Patel

  • 27 July 2020

    -  yanwc

  • 24 July 2020

      "We had a great experience with APBI, they were quick to book us in at short notice, provided valuable and honest appraisal of our property & were good value for money. Thanks"

    -  Emma & Tom Battye-Cockburn

  • 18 July 2020

      "I contacted APBI as I needed a building and pest inspection completed asap. They were able to accommodate me within a couple of days and I had the full report by the next day. Very detailed and thorough. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a pre purchase inspection."

    -  Lisa Thomas

  • 07 July 2020

      "They are responsive and flexible to attend the inspection time but I am not satisfied with detail report they are preparing. They are using system generated report with pre populated Yes/No kind of questionnaire along with standard clause of APBI and pictures taken during inspection but there is no technical details about the fault or recommendation according to VBA guidelines for builder to fix it. It doesn't add much value. I would recommend APBI to provide more description according to VBA code which can help builder to understand technical requirement and knowledge."

    -  Rachit Patel

  • 26 June 2020

      "This was my first time purchasing a property, and I was glad I went with APBI. They were affordable, and the service was quick and professional. They liaised with the agent to confirm a time and did a thorough inspection of the property! Would recommend - it was a very easy process!"

    -  Gab Cincotta

  • 10 June 2020

    -  Srujan Gudisa

  • 10 June 2020

      "Very responsive and quick turn around on the building and pest inspection report. Ispectory available on phone to discuss all issues identified after inspection."

    -  Suyog Ramesh

  • 10 June 2020

    -  Santosh Nayak

  • 10 June 2020

      "Well worth the peace of mind! Small up front cost could save you thousands in the future."

    -  Terry Rowan

  • 02 June 2020

      "Engaged APBI recently. Highly professional, ontime throught the tenure. Exhaustive reports & high attention to the details. Highly recommended."

    -  rajesh deez

  • 15 April 2020

      "So far is a good experience using APBI. They gave prompt reply to the enquiries, and they done the inspection and reports in timely manner. The inspector is easy to be contacted. They also gave a very good price!"

    -  Windy Lie

  • 15 April 2020

      "I needed an urgent Building Inspection for the purchase that I made. I contacted APBI team and explained my circumstances, they organized an inspection even earlier than what they first promised me and the report was ready and sent to me straight away."

    -  Sanaz Shahbazi

  • 12 April 2020

      "Very detailed and thorough report. Thank you for your business, much appreciated."

    -  Nghiem Pham

  • 11 April 2020

      "I had a building inspection completed by APBI in February 2020. I had to reschedule at the last minute and the team were very understanding and easy to communicate with. The inspector showed up on time and was very respectful. He completed a very detailed report and was available for a follow up phone conversation which was extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend this service."

    -  Grace Monks

  • 11 April 2020

      "Decent value, fast turn around Pre-Auction inspection. Good communication with real estate agents. Perhaps not as much detail in the "hard to reach" areas of the house as I would like, e.g. stumps under house. Also I think they missed some water damage in the garage ceiling, but nothing major."

    -  Peter Roufaeil

  • 09 April 2020

    -  le tung

  • 09 April 2020

      "We would highly recommend APBI as they were prompt and extremely helpful in providing feedback and guidance even during the actual inspection."

    -  Elaine de Vos

  • 09 April 2020

      "This company was easy to speak to and organise an appointment and everything was complete quickly would definitely use them again and recommend them"

    -  Zoe Langley

  • 09 April 2020

      "Good experience, professional and through report. Dealt with company a couple of times and very easy to deal with. Have referred clients to them for reports as needed."

    -  Gavin Da Gama

  • 08 April 2020

      "I had a few last minute properties to inspect prior to purchasing our first home. Not only did the team accommodate us quickly the report was complete also within a short time frame. The inspection looked at things we didn't even consider and we actually did not buy a property based on structural issue that could not be seen by everyday people like us. Thanks for saving us a ton!"

    -  Amy Lange

  • 08 April 2020

    -  G Singh

  • 08 April 2020

      "As first home buyers, its nerve racking to go through you first build without any experience or know how. Im really happy I've found APBI also through recommendation of a previous customer. David the representative was really helpful even after the inspection for some follow up query. Absolutely recommend everyone to get your own private inspector when building, this is for your own peace of mind. Thank you APBI"

    -  Ian En

  • 07 April 2020

    -  Alicia-Lee Arnold

  • 07 April 2020

    -  Mahantesh Belagali

  • 07 April 2020

      "I used ABPI for inspection for building and termite, I received reports for both on time and staff were prompt to book time and cater my needs. I contacted both inspectors later one to follow up and ask question and they were both professional and helpful. I recommend APBI for next inspection you may have."

    -  Amid Soleimani Yazdi

  • 07 April 2020

      "We hired Australian property and building inspections prior to attending an auction of a house that needed major renovations. Australian property and building inspections were so helpful from the minute I called to sending a staff member out within a couple of days. The report was promptly sent to my email a day after the inspection and was extremely thorough breaking down each part of the house which really put my mind at ease when attending the auction. Would not hesitate to contact for my next building inspection as very professional and efficient service Thankyou!"

    -  Sarah Burke

  • 07 April 2020

      "I had a pest and building inspection with APBI. Extremely happy with their service. Report was quite through and we'll presented. Recently referred them to my friend. Which went great again. Highly recommended."

    -  Harpreet Deol

  • 07 April 2020

      "I believe you get what you pay for. This company provided a thorough inspection and we were able to go ahead with the property purchase. Very reassuring to have such a good inspection service."

    -  York Rose Cards

  • 07 April 2020

      "Our experience was fabulous with the Company.they were quick with the report and it was very detailed.Also they set a direct contact with the agent to schedule an inspection...just the kind of experience that we hoped for."

    -  Ashwini Rajeshirke

  • 07 April 2020

      "Great company to deal with. Good communication."

    -  Sasa Smitran

  • 25 March 2020

      "Easy to deal with. Very prompt and professional. Highly recommended."

    -  Don Pepot

  • 25 March 2020

      "Building inspection report documented issues I had already identified without providing reason for the defects. In other words I could have written the report myself without paying the $500+ price tag. Provided the report to my house builder who basically laughed in my face. Beware what you ask and pay for, as this was just a waste of money."

    -  Shane P

  • 24 March 2020

      "I need a pre-purchase building and pest inspection report done urgently and APBI handled the process amazingly. The report was very detailed and professional. Great value. Will definitely use them again."

    -  Long Nguyen

  • 24 March 2020

      "I reached out to Greg and he was very helpful. The response time was quick and Greg kept it simple. Highly recommended!"

    -  Chanh Nguyen

  • 24 March 2020

      "Easy, affordable and fast."

    -  Ruby

  • 24 March 2020

    -  Billy Lee

  • 12 March 2020

      "We recently hired this companies service to inspect a property we were interested in. The property inspection and report were taken out very professionally and in great detail. We were very happy with the service they provided, will definitely be using this same company for any future inspections."

    -  Fernando Telles

  • 12 March 2020

    -  Christopher Blake

  • 12 March 2020

    -  Paramjit Singh Bhangu

  • 06 February 2020

      "APBI team has been absolute fantastic for new build inspection. I took their service for 4 stage inspection for our new build. The have a responsive team over phone and email, they are very flexible with the scheduling. Inspector capture every minute details and record them in the report. Very prompt in sending the reports and available to answer any questions we had. We loved the experience, buying a new home is a daunting task, but having APBI on our side helped us be relaxed w.r.t. quality of the build. They are very professional and experts in what they do. I highly recommend APBI. Thanks again team!"

    -  Stallone Joel

  • 03 February 2020

      "It was very good experience"

    -  Amandeep Sekhon

  • 30 January 2020

      "Great service and easy to read detailed report. Will use again."

    -  Paul Stansfield

  • 24 January 2020

      "Very flexible service, allowed me to change the booking times several times (due to issues with accessing keys from the agent) at no added cost and offered a reliable and value for money service generating a detailed report. They were prompt with email reviews and this allowed me to make bookings whilst overseas. Would use again!"

    -  BPT RMH

  • 05 January 2020

      "Very easy to communicate with. The building inspector met the estate agent and we received a prompt report. Would prefer to meet them in person next time around to get some more in-depth answers on some areas which where inaccessible, but we didn't contact the agent to ask."

    -  Francesca Hall

  • 13 December 2019

      "Great experience, thorough report. Can't ask for much more!"

    -  James Adamek

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Wednesday 05 August 2020
04:30 PM
New building inspction quote

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Inspection Type: New Building Inspection - Completion Stage

Building Type: Apartment
2 Bedroom
In: Lot 1115, Unit 11/2125 Princes Highway Clayton VIC 3168

Thursday 06 August 2020
02:30 PM
New building inspction quote

New Booking
Inspection Type: Building & Pest Inspection

Building Type: Apartment
3 Bedroom+
In: Unit 4/16 Atthow Parade Nundah QLD 4012

Thursday 13 August 2020
02:00 PM
New building inspction quote

New Booking
Inspection Type: New Building Inspection - Lockup Stage

Building Type: House
3 Bedroom+
In: Lot 436, 6 Dixie Street Tarneit VIC 3029

Tuesday 11 August 2020
09:00 AM
New building inspction quote

New Booking
Inspection Type: Building & Pest Inspection

Building Type: House
3 Bedroom+
In: 20 Fleuve Rise Clyde North VIC 3978

General Questions
Yes, our inspectors are available 7 days a week.
Your presence is certainly welcome but not essential. Our inspector will need access to the property which can be arranged via the Real Estate Agent or Vendor.
Depending on the property itself, we allow an hour for the inspection and up to another hour for reporting and documentation.
Some home inspections take less or more time depending on the degree of accessibility and depending on the number of defects found.
We then prepare the report and liaise with the client on the findings.
The report is available within 24 hours of inspection and often sooner. Payment must be received prior to a report being emailed or posted.
24 hours notice must be provided to cancel a booked property inspection.
Yes, APBI holds both Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance.
Yes you can pay using your credit card via our online secure payment gateway, calling our friendly team or at the time of inspection with your building inspector.
Yes, APBI has BPAY facility. You will receive an invoice which will include the BPAY Biller Code and Reference Number required to make payment via your financial institution.
24 hours notice must be provided to cancel a booked property inspection. Once the property inspection has been completed payment must be made prior to a report being emailed or posted. No refunds will be available once an inspection has occurred.
Any requests for a refund must be made in writing to our accounts department:
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  • Post: Accounts Department, Level 14, 330 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000