Are you buying a home in South West WA? We’re glad you’re here!

Because now you’ll need to arrange your pre-purchase building and timber pest inspections. 

Nightingale Property Inspections are your partners in property and we provide you with experienced pre-purchase home inspections all carried out by our accredited and fully insured team.

And we’re local! Our friendly, family-run business is 100% owned and operated right here in the Margaret River Region. 

Our reports will assist you in any property purchase – via an agent, private sale or at auction.

Nightingale are the specialists in pre-purchase residential property inspections in the South West.



Structural Building Inspections

The minimum requirement for most property purchases is a structural building inspection. We will assess the structural elements of the home – the foundations,  under the floor, the walls, the roof structure, inside the roof – the parts that hold up the building. Detailed, multi-page report full of colour photos.


Comprehensive Building Inspections

This option is useful for home buyers and investors who can negotiate on non-structural defects in their contract, or would like to know more about the immediate maintenance requirements of the property.

The comprehensive building inspection includes an assessment of the structural elements of the property and also information on the condition of the building’s non-structural areas – cladding, windows, roofing, gutters, doors, cabinets, verandahs, patios, garages, site drainage, paths, gates and more. Detailed, multi-page report full of colour photos.


Timber Pest Inspections

Yes we also complete timber pest inspections! This inspection can be added onto your building inspection. The house and grounds will be checked for timber pest activity, timber pest damage and conditions conducive to timber pests, including excessive moisture. We check for termites, wood borers and fungal decay of timber during this inspection. You’ll receive a separate detailed multi-page report with colour photos.


At Nightingale Property Inspections all our reports are completed in strict accordance with Australian Standards 4349.1-2007 (Inspection of buildings – Pre-purchase inspections – Residential buildings) and 4349.3-2010 (Inspection of Buildings – Timber Pest Inspections) as is required when buying a home in Western Australia. 

A pre-purchase property report that does not comply with the Australian Standards may compromise the sale contract. Make sure you always book with a trained and accredited pre-purchase home inspector who knows these standards inside out, and not just a builder or tradesperson.


Here’s how it works:

We’ve done everything we can to make the whole property inspection process clear and easy to follow, for first home-buyers and seasoned investors alike. We’ll make sure we get all the details we need from you to arrange your inspection, so you can get on with everything else that’s needed when purchasing a home.

1.  Firstly, you’ll provide us with a few details – where you’re buying, what inspection you need and how soon.

2.  Then we’ll handle the property access arrangements with your agent or the vendor, while keeping you up to date each step of the way. 

3.  Our inspector will attend the property at the time agreed to by all parties, and carry out the detailed assessment. This takes about 2 hours on a regular size home. 

4.  Then we’ll email you with your complete report(s) the following day, and we are available by phone to discuss any areas of your report that you need clarified. We provide separate reports for building inspections and timber pest inspections.

If you’re ready to go you can complete our online quote/booking form right now:

Our reports are:

Produced using the latest home inspection software.

Multi-page and full of high-quality colour photos to illustrate our findings.

Easy to read and navigate with a summary up front for any significant findings.

An unbiased, professional audit of the condition of the home at the time of the inspection.

Compiled in strict accordance with the Australian Standards for building and timber pest inspections (4349.1-2007 & 4349.3-2010).

Delivered to you the day after completing your inspection.


Nightingale Property Inspections are here for building and timber pest inspections right around the South West of Western Australia.

Contact our friendly team today:

0430 507 884