According to what is described in NZS 4306, an inspector is “A person, partnership or company qualified and experienced to undertake property inspections”.
There is no clear answer yet, from both legal and practical perspective as there is no formal qualification to be a building inspector. According to the new Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate, the report must be prepared in good faith by a suitably-qualified building inspector in accordance with accepted principles and methods.
However, one thing is clear: Governed by the national Body of Professional Residential Building Inspectors, an NZIBI registered building inspector will be your suitably qualified building inspector. All our members have vast experience in the building industry and are required to undertake professional development every year so their knowledge is up to date.