A Building and pest inspection, also known in the industry as a B&P, helps to ensure that the sale of your home goes through as smoothly as possible. The inspector/s will thoroughly check your home and notify you of any problem areas that need rectifying or touching-up. This goes a long way in helping you prepare your home to its highest potential. All areas needing to be fixed will be highlighted, making your work easier. You can then focus on fixing and upgrading where necessary, prior to putting your house on the market. The alternative is for the buyer to arrange a B&P first. This can, however, bring up complications.