Thursday, June 03, 2010


It was our pre-purchase building inspection today.

I had to be stuck at work all day, so Bee went to the house with the building surveyor/consultant/what-have-you and our real estate agent.

The whole process took slightly longer than an hour, which is 3 times longer than the 3 consultants who did the inspection for Bee's uncle's house when he was selling it.

We decided to use a private consultant recommended by the real estate agent instead of the big-shot corporate company because the latter charges twice as much for half the work! Let's hope that we won't regret our frugality further down the road huh? *Fingers crossed*

The verbal report we received was pretty positive, albeit not perfect.

There are a few minor things about the house that have to be fixed. The water pressure of the ensuite in the master bedroom, the outdoor corrugated roof panels leading up to the cabana house, some (hopefully) small plumbing problems, and a few other things that I can't even remember now.

Oh well, positive or not, Bee is in love with the house and I doubt any report is gonna change that.

Although the private building consultant didn't have the gimmicky gadgets to do a proper testing for termites and asbestos, which I was a little concerned about, but as far as he can tell, there is no trace of either and nothing for us to worry about.

We'll be receiving the formal written report from the building consultant tomorrow, and then our real estate agent will take it to the vendor to discuss about it.

But overall, I believe what we have here is a positive inspection report, and we are glad.