Pre-Purchase Building Inspections - FAQ's

What areas of the country do you cover?

Our property inspections cover Coromandel, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

Who pays for the building inspection - buyer or seller?

To avoid potential conflict of interest, it should be the potential buyer of the property that hires and pays for the inspection.

Can I attend an inspection?

Of course. In fact I highly recommend it. It's an opportunity to thoroughly answer any questions that you may have about the property’s condition. I may also be able to point out items during the inspection that will require regular maintenance after purchase.

What actually is a pre-purchase property inspection?

The report is a summary of the physical condition of a property. It provides some objectivity that will allow you or your advisors to better assess your desire to purchase.

What does the property inspection include?

Our property inspections offer a comprehensive, easy to read report which include digital photographs, and if requested (at extra cost) thermal imaging and moisture testing. The visit will be full and thorough inspection of the property covering all areas that are accessible and visible.

  • Foundations
  • External Cladding
  • Roofing
  • Roof Space
  • Interior
  • Moisture Meter testing (optional)

What does the inspection NOT include?

No single inspection is going to cover every aspect of your new home. There are limits to what can be checked.

There are some areas that may require another professional:

  • Inside the walls
  • Hard to access areas
  • Any structure which is covered
  • Inside chimneys
  • Septic tanks
  • Wells

Just because something isn’t covered in a home inspection, don’t think that it can’t be inspected. We can help with finding someone to provide those more specialist inspections services.

How soon will I get my report?

All reports are completed promptly and emailed (where possible) to the recipient within 2 working days. This can be followed by a personal telephone conversation with me to clarify any points of concern.

More Questions? Contact Me.