Pre-Purchase Condition Report

We Can Provide You With A Pre-Purchase Condition Report

A pre-purchase/condition report involves the inspection of residential properties to identify and report on the condition of components, finishes, structure, systems and services of a property, as well as identifying defects and problems that might be present in the following areas:

Grounds: fences, drives, paths, retaining walls, clothes line.

Out buildings: garages, sheds, glasshouses and sleep outs.

Exterior: cladding systems, weathertightness, foundations, windows, doors and timber finishings.

Interior: inspect each room to identify condition of floor, walls and ceiling, along with the presence of services and systems.

Under floor area: foundations, piles, timber framing, insulation, ventilation and ground moisture.

Roof space: structure, insulation, underside of roofing.

Roof: roofing materials, gutters and chimneys.

Services: plumbing, drainage, electrical and other specialist services.

A pre-purchase/condition report, which can also be known as a builders report, are produced for clients involved in the sale and purchase of properties. These reports can also be used to assess maintenance requirements of buildings and to determine if more detailed destructive investigations are required.

As pre-purchase/condition reports involve non-destructive investigations, they rely heavily on the knowledge, training and experience of the inspector to accurately identify any hidden faults, defects and compliance related anomalies that may exist.

To undertake this work, the Building Inspector must, therefore, be fully aware of the increasingly complex types of dwellings being built in New Zealand, and understand the inherent risks associated with that complexity.

They require an intimate knowledge of the building products, systems, design techniques and industry standards that are being used in New Zealand, as well as having a sound knowledge of the local environment in which the building is situated. Local conditions, such as wind, earthquake risk, geothermal situations and coastal areas can have a marked effect on the performance of a building.