Before buying or selling a property it is recommended that a full professional home inspection is carried out to identify any current and potential future problems that cannot be detected by the naked eye. In general, estate agents are only able to detect obvious visual defects in the exterior structure of a building and therefore it is in the interest of all parties to identify problems that are unseen. Only an experienced home inspector can climb onto the roof or into the roof space to inspect the condition of the roof structure, beams and roof tiles for example. A professional building report Auckland, Albany, Pukekohe safeguards the buyer, seller, and the estate agent from future complaints and can protect them from legal issues related to non-disclosure.
- Why is a Building Report Important?
A building report provides anyone involved in property transactions an unbiased opinion on the current condition of the property, actual defects, as well as any potential future problems that may occur in the near future due to identifiable risks. It offers protection from unethical practices and the intentions of unscrupulous sellers.
Jim’s Building Inspections offer a comprehensive range of services for residential and commercial properties that are essential during the sales process. Their highly trained inspectors have extensive experience in the New Zealand building standards as well as specific knowledge of the design methods, building products, and systems used in the industry.
A building report Auckland, Albany, Pukekohe includes non-destructive visual inspections specifically targeting the following:
• Interior roof spaces and exterior roof inspection
• Roofing material inspection
• Underfloor areas including insulation, foundations, ground moisture and framing
• Interior and exterior areas including floors, ceilings, windows, and any specified services and systems
• The overall condition of the site including driveways, fencing, retaining walls and drainage
• Other structures such as garages and sheds
In order to ensure that the most accurate information is obtained, Jim’s building inspectors make use of the latest technology and advanced equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, moisture metres, sounding devices, and scopes.
There are two packages to choose from:
A basic Building Inspection Package covers the majority of building inspection requirements and includes:
- A basic building report
- Existing safety hazards
- Minor defects
- Significant defects
A Premium Inspection Package is usually necessary for buildings older than 40 years that may require electrical, plumbing or gas upgrades. A licensed electrician and plumber will be required to conduct these components of the inspection. The premium package includes everything included in the basic package with the addition of electrical, plumbing, and gas inspections.
A building inspection does not include any electrical wiring, insulation, or plumbing concealed within the walls or anything below ground such as soil conditions, draining or footage.
A building report Auckland, Albany, Pukekohe presents written and photographic evidence of hidden problems detected and presents them in a clear and objective manner. It also includes positive aspects of the building intended for purchase or sale that can be used to the advantage of a seller or buyer during the sales process.
For more information on Building Report Auckland, Albany, Pukekohe visit Jim’s Building Inspections website or call their offices on 0800 454 654 to schedule an appointment or a free quote.