Are you looking to buy a home in Auckland? If so, you won’t wish to put a deposit down for a property, only to later discover it has structural issues. This could be a costly mistake.

Alternatively, you might already know the property is in less-than-perfect condition, and wish to find out further details about this. Here at Your Local Builders, we can help you prevent unwanted surprises, so that you can make the most informed buying decision.

We will visit and inspect the property inside and out, in compliance with the New Zealand Standard (NZS) 4306:2005 for residential property inspections. This will be followed by us sending you a detailed but easy-to-understand report of our findings.

Know What Our
Process Involves

With our understanding of building regulations, guidelines, and legislation, we know what is and is not acceptable in a residential property. We will take all of this into close account as we assess the interiors and exteriors of the Auckland home you are thinking of buying.

We will start by examining the roof — including its cladding, flashings, gutters and downpipes. You won’t need to take the risk of attempting to climb the roof yourself – instead, you can simply leave us to check this part of the property for you. Our roof inspections are carried out to the highest standards of thoroughness and safety. We can look carefully at other outside elements of the property, too, including its windows, doors, driveways, paths, and fences.

Our pre-purchase inspections also encompass the checking of all the property’s rooms, including floors and ceilings. You won’t need to tear off any interior coverings in the home to investigate the pipes, wires and insulation, as we already know how to examine all these fittings.

Along the way, we will also carry out moisture testing. Finally, our report will include photos to further accurately illustrate the property’s condition.

Inspection Covers:

  • Foundation
  • Sub-floor Structure
  • Borer Detection
  • Flooring
  • Roof Cavity
  • Exterior Cladding
  • Exterior Joinery
  • Roof
  • Spouting & Downpipes
  • Insulation
  • Plumbing & Drainage
  • Moisture Detection
  • Hot Water System
  • Decks
  • Retaining Walls
  • Driveway / Paths

We’re Here To Guide You!

You can book a pre-purchase inspection with us by calling 021 0272 0617,
sending us an email, or filling in and submitting our online contact form.

Make Sure You only Get
The House You Pay For

When you have reliable and in-depth insights into the condition of the domestic property you are thinking of buying, it will be easier for you to decide whether to proceed with the purchase.

However, there can be many more advantages of a residential property inspection. For example, if you do decide to buy the home having already been made aware of defects and other potential problems, you may use this information to negotiate a lower price.

Moreover, knowing exactly what is wrong with the structure of a house will allow you to take a targeted approach to rectifying those issues. You will be able to make more informed decisions on home improvements, which could enable you to achieve a stronger return on your investment. We can even draw your attention to ‘acceptable’ parts of the property, where improvements could nonetheless help to add value to the home. Maybe the kitchen would benefit from a contemporary update, or you could convert an underutilized room into a home office? We can help you identify such potentially lucrative opportunities.

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