If you are buying a house get a building report can help you identify any issues before you commit to a sale.
What happens when you book a building report?
- The Building Inspector will arrange a time to visit the property needing inspection.
- The inspector will check things like the condition of the exterior and interior. They will look for leaks or other possible issues. This includes any extra buildings such as garages.
- Normally the inspection is a visual one and any testing such as moisture testing is non-invasive.
- Once the inspection is complete you will receive a report. Usually, this is a written report but you can choose a verbal report or both.
- A copy of the report may need to be given to the property’s sellers as well.
- Use the report to help you make a decision on whether you want to buy the property. If there are issues, you may decide to back out or negotiate for repairs or a discounted price.
Making sure the building report process runs smoothly
Getting a building report is a straightforward process but the following tips will help you minimise any issues.
- Make sure your building inspector is suitably qualified and experienced. It is better to opt for a specialist inspector rather than a general builder.
- Make sure you will get your building inspection in good time to allow you time to read it and think things over.
- Check your sale and purchase agreement to ensure your building report complies with any clauses.
- Don’t be afraid to double check anything you don’t understand in the report.
We offer independent home inspections throughout Auckland giving you peace of mind that your new home has been thoroughly looked over. Contact us to book your pre-purchase inspection or to talk to us about moisture testing at your current property.