Find out what a house inspection report looks like and what is included so you can make an educated decision when it comes to spending your money.
The inspection report provides you with all the info you need to know about buying a property safely, and highlights any major problems.
The standard house inspection report will document the condition of the foundations, structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical, interior, insulation/ventilation, security, and pests. Random moisture testing is done around windows and doors with a moisture metre, so this will be documented. The condition of major problem areas of the house such as under the floor, and the ceiling space will also be itemised. Not only that, youíll get photos demonstrating the problem areas included in your report.
At the end of the report is a Certificate of Inspection. This shows that the inspection has been carried out under NZ Property Standard Guidelines. The report is so comprehensive and jammed packed full of information that you donít even need to view the property to make a decision. This safeguards you if you are buying from overseas and canít view the property yourself. The report will help guide you in making a decision whether the property is safe to purchase and worth the amount of investment youíre putting into it. The report can also be used as a negotiating tool to make sure you donít pour too much money into a home that is going to require a lot of expensive work done on it.
Our building inspectors will be able to offer you the best advice based on years of experience in the industry which will help you in deciding how best to spend your money.
Click here to look at a sample of one of our house inspection reports now.