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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 $370.00 +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 $400.00 +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 $400.00 +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 $400.00 +GST
    Download slab stage sample report.
    Frame Stage Inspection, cost from $400.00 +GST
    Download frame stage sample report.
    Lockup Inspection, cost from $400.00 +GST
    Download a lockup stage sample report.
    Completion/Pre Handover, cost from $440.00 +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.

  • 20 May 2022

    -  sangeetha yeranagula

  • 23 November 2021

      "We were able to secure a building and pest inspection on the day and the entire process with APBI team and Greg our inspector was excellent. We received the report in less than 24 hours, which was detailed, honest and ultimately lead to our decision in not going ahead with a purchase. Will definitely be using again for future inspections."

    -  Diana Yo

  • 12 November 2021

    -  Nathaly Vargas

  • 04 October 2021

    -  Rami Zijai

  • 20 August 2021

      "We went through APBI based on previous reviews, and they haven't disappointed. Great quality reporting and awesome customer service! They were able to work around a tenative date for my preslab stage and corresponded with my builder on my behalf. Great work team!"

    -  Christian Azarcon

  • 18 August 2021

      "we used them when we were selling our house - they were prompt and on time and the report was in-depth with descriptions and photos - I would use them again if we sold or bought another property"

    -  Leanne Trembath

  • 30 July 2021

      "I have now obtained three building reports from APBI in the past few months. The customer service has been excellent and the building inspectors (Wayne and Greg) were very thorough and honest. On all occasions, the report was received within 24 hours. The reports were comprehensive and certainly assisted us in deciding whether or not to proceed with the purchase of the property. I highly recommend prospective buyers to engage APBI for a building and pest inspection prior to their next purchase."

    -  Rebecca Flanagan

  • 27 February 2021

      "Highly recommended ABPI, They are good in their business."

    -  Manpreet Singh

  • 20 January 2021

      "We used APB after a friend recommended them to us to complete our pre-sale inspection of the property and they have been fantastic. Their website was easy to use and all the information you need was laid out clearly. No hidden costs whatsoever. The inspector completed their inspection and the report came out the very next day. We have recommended them to other friends already."

    -  Karen Yu

  • 20 January 2021

      "Excellent service, cannot recommend highly enough! Five Stars :)"

    -  Andrew Nemaric

  • 13 January 2021

      "Professional inspection done to my satisfaction!"

    -  Suresh Gopal

  • 13 January 2021

      "They were very responsive and professional to work with. Thanks to them we identified a great deal of defects on the property. Although, I must say they missed one major defect(creaking flooring) which is tad upsetting given they found other defects which could've been missed easily. Overall, a mixed one for me."

    -  Aeshwary Kushwah

  • 12 January 2021

      "Good quality reports from building inspectors that actually take their time to fully inspect a property as opposed to others in the market. Great value for money and a must for any prospective buyers. I highly recommend and will be using these guys again."

    -  Anne Simmonds

  • 08 January 2021

      "Great value and peace of mind when purchasing our new apartment. Quick, friendly and super professional."

    -  Ben Rosenquist

  • 08 January 2021

      "Very professional at a good value."

    -  Ruby Lane

  • 07 January 2021

    -  Ghislain Otia

  • 21 December 2020

      "Very detailed report. Fair price. Easy to contact and change the appointment. Amazing customer service. I already referred two of my friends and definitely recommend them to others. Thank guys and keep up the good work."

    -  Siroos Khadem

  • 10 November 2020

      "Very good!!!"

    -  Maria Wright

  • 26 September 2020

    -  Roshan Perera

  • 15 September 2020

      "Was very happy with APBI service. I called them one week before handover.. Manisha from reception explained the process with the completion inspection. They were very flexible with appointment date and time. David was our inspector, he arrived on time and the report was sent to us within a few hours even though it usually takes 24 hours. The report stated all the defects in detail with photos aswell. Highly recommend APBI. Thanks Zainab :-)"

    -  zee sal

  • 26 August 2020

      "Good and detailed report. Professional and helpful"

    -  Chin Veiming

  • 17 August 2020

      "Had to move quick on a property and was able to organise an pre-purchase inspection and was able to have it done within 48 hours. Report has photos and is easy to follow. Would use again"

    -  Chris McDonnell

  • 14 August 2020

    -  Maree Busuttil

  • 14 August 2020

      "Used the services for Pest and structural inspection.It was ontime, professionally done, well communicated."

    -  Balasankar K

  • 12 August 2020

      "Used APBI for a few pre-purchase building and pest inspection, they were very prompt with appointment booking. Inspector was also helpful with going through the post-inspection report + any recommended fix."

    -  Ally Low

  • 07 August 2020

    -  Tammy Le

  • 07 August 2020

      "APBI completed a building & pest inspection for us on a potential purchase. They were recommended to us and were priced well so we engaged them. I was very impressed with the turn around time and detail of the report. I even called the rep for a couple of questions of which they were more than happy to help elaborate on the report items. Would recommend their inspection services to family and friends."

    -  Michael Sullivan

  • 07 August 2020

      "David was friendly and extremely thorough with his inspection. He had a sound knowledge of the Australian building standards and he took the time to explain issues to us in a clear and concise manner."

    -  Jason Grealy

  • 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

  • 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

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Thursday 30 June 2022
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New building inspction quote

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Building Type: House
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In: Unit 2/64 Therese Avenue Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Friday 01 July 2022
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Thursday 30 June 2022
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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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