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Pre-Purchase House Inspections


A pre-purchase building inspection gives you peace of mind that any property you are about to buy is sound and does not have any issues. Get in touch with The Building Consent Guy for the best chance at success before signing on the dotted line.

We might just save you from having to fork out a lot of money to fix problems in the long term that could have been identified upfront through a thorough pre-purchase building inspection and comprehensive pre-purchase building reports.

What Does a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection Involve?

Such an inspection includes all parts of a property that are readily accessible, from the roof (to check for weathertightness) to the foundation (structural integrity), so you know exactly what you get before you buy.

We provide in-depth information about the condition of the property according to the New Zealand Building Act. This information can not only give you confidence in your potential purchase, but is often a requirement from many banks and insurers. The Building Consent Guy looks at the following on your behalf: 

  • Moisture testing: A non-invasive means to determine watertightness.

  • Roof: This relates to the condition and type of roof, guttering, chimney, and other features like skylights. 

  • Roof space: Water staining on the ceiling can indicate a potential leak, while it is also necessary to check the insulation and check for any signs of borers.

  • Windows, exterior cladding, and joinery: Again, this refers to the condition and type as well as decks, balconies, patios and window frames.

  • Sub-floor: The condition of the basement can determine the structural integrity of a property.

  • Electrical: We check the condition of the fuse and meter board in conjunction with the wiring and smoke detectors.

  • Plumbing: This relates to the hot water geyser, storm water, waste water, Dux Quest piping and the condition of the plumbing.

  • Interior: In addition to the exterior, it is important to check high traffic internal areas such as the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, offices and any stairs.

  • Site: Garages or outbuildings, fencing, retaining walls, paths and driveways are inspected.

What We Can Do For You

We understand that buying a property is a major investment and a big decision. When you are ready to do so, you need to have the comfort of knowing that you get what you pay for. The Building Consent Guy offers a comprehensive and independent pre-purchase building inspection service that forms the basis for our detailed pre-purchase building reports. Get in touch to find out how we can assist you in assessing the state of your property upfront.

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