When purchasing a unit within a complex of units it is still prudent to consider having a pre-purchase inspection. Relying on strata reports to determine the condition of a unit is important but it only shows the known history.

With a HAPPI strata inspection the property is assessed for its current state and unknown faults or matters of concern may become apparent during a pre-purchase inspection of a unit. Often this is the only opportunity for a professional eye to have made an assessment of the units’ interior and immediate exterior in many years.

The current trend over the last number of years has been not to have a pre-purchase inspection carried out and to be reliant only on a strata report, purchase of property is not cheap and undertaking due diligence when committing to the purchase of a unit is wise.