Over the years we have experienced an increased request for Pre-Sale Inspections, or Vendor Reports as they are sometimes called.
We have developed a service that we believe is of the most value to our clients.
Our reports give you an understanding of what a prospective purchaser’s building report could highlight, and how this could impact negotiations. They also help you decide whether to make some improvements prior to marketing your property.
If you decide to carry out any recommendations from the Pre-Sale House Inspection we include a return visit to document the work and to update the report.
Our building inspections are carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the NZS 4306:2005, which is the New Zealand Standard for residential property inspection. We also include non-invasive moisture testing and electrical socket testing.
A building inspection, or house inspection as it’s also referred to, is visual and non-invasive.
As well as appraising current condition, matters such as instability, weather tightness and standard of workmanship are considered in context of the age and type of property.
If purchasers have any questions about the report can they contact you?
Yes, we are always happy to discuss any queries.
When should I arrange to have a Pre-Sale Building Inspection?
If you’re thinking about what work to carry out prior to marketing your home, Building reports have a shelf life of about 3 months so you might like to give yourself enough time to carry out any recommendations and for us to return and document the work.
How much does an inspection cost?
We offer a sliding scale dependent on the size of the property.
What’s covered by a building inspection?
An inspection covers aspects of the site, sub floor, exterior, roof exterior, roof space, interior, the services & any identified buildings like sleep-outs and separate garages. In other words, practically from the gate onwards.
All Building Inspections also includes moisture testing and electrical socket testing.