Is a building and pest inspection needed?

Pre-Purchase, Pre-Sale Timber Pest Inspection

It is not mandatory but highly recommended, especially if you are purchasing a home from the auction. By having a building and pest inspection it gives you the buyer an opportunity to see how sounds the structure is and whether you can afford any going maintenance. Having a building and pest inspection can sometimes give you an opportunity to possibly negotiate on some issues that may have come up in the reports by the building and pest inspector.