The only stupid question os the one you don't ask.
For peace of mind, when you're starting out, it would be a small price to pay to have an inspection done.
However, you will find that quite often, the body corporate will have regular inspections done and the reports may be available through the body corp managers.
Check the minutes of the strata meetings, too, for information regarding issues of concern.
Thanks Rob. I must say, unit/apt buying sure seems more attractive to me. I LIKE body corps for reasons just like this. You have a good idea of expenses throughout the year and lower maint. costs. I'll get hold of the strata report.