While it’s not a legal requirement in Australia to get an air conditioning inspection before buying a commercial property, it’s certainly a sensible move.
Let’s say you’re looking to purchase a property at around the $1 million mark. The air conditioning system alone will probably be worth about $50,000. That’s a significant chunk of your investment to take a gamble on.
Imagine how unpleasant and uncomfortable it would be for your staff to move into your new premises only to find that the air con doesn’t work well…or not at all. Alternatively, if you plan on renting out the premises, you’ll have to deal to multiple complaints from the tenants and the repair bills will be coming out of your pockets.
Arranging for a professional to take a look at the air conditioning system before you purchase the property can save you a bundle in the long run. If they find that extensive maintenance is required, or even that a new system is needed altogether, you can use this information as a negotiation tool with the seller.
It always pays to get a second opinion, as they say.
If you’re worried about the condition of the system at the premises you are considering buying, call us before you sign the dotted line.
We can conduct a thorough inspection and advise you on the state of the system. We’ll also supply a report so you can get the present owners or building managers to repair or replace any faulty units.
Our inspection process includes:
Naturally that all depends on a number of factors such the size and location of the proposed new premises, accessibility factors, and the age and type of the existing air conditioning.
However, be assured it will be good value and the reassurance it will bring will be priceless.
We’d be happy to answer any questions your have.