Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will make. Whether you're buying a family home or an investment property, a building inspection will help ensure you're making the right choice. However, as much as a building inspection is crucial to a buyer’s decision to go ahead with the property, choosing the right building inspection service is equally important to conduct a quality inspection of the building. If you’re looking for a trusted and professional building inspection, you should consider the following factors below:

Licensed Building Inspector

To get a full building inspection report with the crucial details, look for a building inspector that is qualified to inspect both domestic and commercial structures with years of experience in the industry. Take the time to ask your inspector about what industry experience they have and how long they have been in business. Inspect House building inspectors are Licensed Builders and understand the necessary and most recent standards and regulations.

You should ensure that your inspector is qualified. All licensed building inspectors are allocated a license number and are required to provide you with this information. If you have any doubts about their credibility you can check their registration details.

Building Inspection Report

The fee for a building inspection service is small compared to the cost of buying a property that may or may not need extensive repairs in the future, so it's important to engage with an inspection company that offers a building inspection report. With them on board, they can compile a full building report that will list any faults of the property, repairs needed, cost of repairs, and other crucial information that can help assist in negotiations and plans for maintenance. A thorough pre-purchase building inspection can take anywhere from 60 minutes to 90 minutes and depends on the size of the house and the complexity of defects.

Be wary of any property inspection report offered by the agent or the seller. Getting your own report is the only way to make sure it is independent and accurate.

After Inspection Service

Do they offer follow up support? Some building inspection companies do not include a post-inspection service or charge an additional cost for this additional service. For us at Inspect House, we carry a post-inspection debrief where we take you through the details of our findings and include photographic evidence of the critical areas. During this post-inspection we answer any questions you may have and for us to be sure you have all the information you need to help you make the decision when it comes to purchasing your property.

It’s important you consider these factors are present in your chosen building inspection company to reduce unwanted risk before you engage with them.

Inspect House is one of the most trusted property inspection companies in New Zealand. We guarantee that our inspectors are registered builders and have the necessary knowledge and experience to carry out a fully detailed inspection. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with professional and comprehensive inspection reporting and excellent customer service and support.