There are three good reasons why you should get a building inspection report done:
Knowing as much as you can about the condition of the property before you buy will help you avoid problems and extra costs down the track. Its important to know in advance what the problems are.
You can utilise the information to try and negotiate a lower price for the property i.e. you may have to pay to repair some of the problems.
You can get specialist advice about any major problems and how they will affect the property over time.