Buying a house - termite damage
Before you consider buying a house that is made of timber, or is timber framed, you should inspecting it for any signs of damage made by termites.
There are many types of termites. If you want to buy a home, ask the owner about the treatment he used to get rid of the termites and how long ago was this treatment applied.
Find out what repairs have been made related to termite damage. Having certificates of guarantee or service related to the repairs is a good way of finding out more about the house.
Ask if the home has sustained any structural damage because of termites. If so, find out if the house is still stable or if it will collapse in the near future. Have someone inspect the house foundation to check its integrity.