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Our qualified North Canterbury property inspector provides different types of property inspection as well as other specialist investigations. 

If you are unsure which inspection type meets your needs, contact us. We’ll discuss your concerns and your property with you, to ensure you’re getting the most of your property inspection.

Why use a qualified property inspector?

Most lenders and insurance companies require a pre-purchase builder’s report when you buy a property. In an unregulated industry, like pre-purchase inspections, it’s important to use a qualified property inspector as your lender or insurance company may not accept an unrecognised condition report. Our North Canterbury property inspector is registered with the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors as a qualified building surveyor.

Read more about our qualified property inspector.

About our property inspections

All property inspections and specialist investigations come with a report that is:

  • Accurate and informative – we focus on the facts, so you have knowledge of the property’s current condition and any major maintenance issues.
  • Easy to understand – reports are written in plain English and can be easily read and understood.
  • Recognised – some reports are not accepted by financial institutions and insurance companies. Our reports are guaranteed acceptance, so you don’t waste time and money on an unrecognised report.
  • Professional – inspections and reports are completed by a registered building surveyor with a professional qualification in Building Surveying. Our North Canterbury property inspectors are members of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors.

We offer Standard and Superior inspections, depending on your requirements. 

Contact us today to book a focused Property Inspection.

Compare our Standard property inspection and Superior property inspection. 

Find out more about our other investigations and reports.

 

Standard Property Inspection

 

Feel safe in your purchase with our Standard Inspection.

Order our Standard Inspection and our property inspector will check for major problems and areas of a property that require costly repair.

The property inspector will look through the roof space and the floor space and include a brief floor level survey. For a full floor level survey, see other investigations and reports.

This inspection includes the entire exterior, including foundations, and the entire interior, including the hot water supply system. In addition, we undertake non-invasive moisture testing plus a site inspection. Please note: Sleepouts incur an additional cost.

Our builders report will include photos of problems and a certificate of inspection. The certificate is issued in accordance with NZS 4306:2005 Residential Property Inspection.

Contact us to book a standard property inspection.

Compare our standard and superior inspections:

 
 INSPECTIONS

 Standard Inspection

 

 Superior Inspection

 

 Significant defects and major maintenance required

 Moderate damage and potential problems

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 Future maintenance planning comments

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 Roof space and floor space

 Brief floor level survey

 Entire exterior including foundations                                                         

 Entire interior including hot water supply system

 Non-invasive moisture testing

 Site inspection

 Separate Garage

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 Wastewater drain testing

 Stormwater drain testing

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 Photos of significant defects

 General overview photos

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 Certificate of inspection in accordance with NZS 4306:2005 Residential Property Inspection

Superior Property Inspection

 

Order our Superior Inspection and our property inspector will not only look at major problems and areas of a property that require costly repair, but provide you with an in-depth breakdown of all problems and potential issues with the property. This includes moderate damage and potential problems, and areas that may require ongoing or future maintenance.

In addition to photos of significant defects, our superior property inspection report will include general overview photos and photos of some minor defects.

The property inspector will look through the roof space and the floor space and include a brief floor level survey. For a full floor level survey, see other investigations and reports.

This inspection includes the entire exterior, including foundations, and the entire interior, including the hot water supply system. In addition, we undertake non-invasive moisture testing plus a site inspection including any separate garage. Please note: Sleepouts incur an additional cost.

The superior inspection includes wasterwater drainage testing and stormwater drainage testing.

Our builder's report will have photos of problems and a certificate of inspection. The certificate is issued in accordance with NZS 4306:2005 Residential Property Inspection.

Contact us to book a superior property inspection.

Compare our standard and superior inspections:

 
 INSPECTIONS

 Standard  Inspection

 

 Superior  Inspection

 

 Significant defects and major maintenance required

 Moderate damage and potential problems

-

 Future maintenance planning comments

-

 Roof space and floor space

 Brief floor level survey

 Entire exterior including foundations                                                            

 Entire interior including hot water supply system

 Non-invasive moisture testing

 Site inspection

 Separate Garage

-

 Wastewater drain testing

 Stormwater drain testing

-

 Photos of significant defects

 General overview photos

-

 Certificate of inspection in accordance with NZS 4306:2005   Residential Property Inspection

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House that was inspected