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Pre Purchase Property Inspections Auckland

Don’t settle for a lemon of a property; protect your future investment by choosing thorough and accredited pre-purchase house inspections with AA Inspect. We make a peace of mind purchase incredibly easy.
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PRE-SALE INSPECTIONS VS PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS

What is the difference? 

Simply, they are ordered by different parties. A pre-sale inspection is ordered by the house or apartment owner/vendor to ascertain the condition of their property before putting it on the market, while the pre-sale inspection is ordered by the buyer to spot any potential problems that have not been disclosed to them.

PRE-PURCHASE

When buying a new house or apartment, you can take a big risk if you buy it without an inspection. A pre-purchase inspection is the thorough analysis of a property to alert you to any minor or significant damage that will cost you to repair. To reduce the risk of falling for a  substandard pre-sale inspection report, or not having the full condition of the property disclosed, it is in your best interest to get a second pair of eyes on the property before you buy it. Pre-purchase inspections give  you the peace of mind that the home you are buying has disclosed all potential issues, including weathertightness concerns, rot or required repair, before you choose to commit to those investments. property before putting it on the market, while the pre-sale inspection is ordered by the buyer to spot any potential problems that have not been disclosed to them.

PRE-SALE

Be sure to give yourself every possible advantage when it’s time to sell your home. This includes booking Pre-Sale Inspections, also known as Pre-Listing or Seller’s Inspections, and Maintenance or Condition Surveys. This inspection will tell you all about your property’s pros and cons. By getting ahead of buyers and their building inspectors, you can rectify any potential deal-breakers and make it possible to secure a higher sales price.

Bodycorp Building Inspections

We offer thorough and in-depth body corporate building inspections to ascertain and report on the condition of all of the units, apartments, townhouses or commercial offices within the body corp. To ensure that you are fulfilling your obligations as part of the body corp, including having a long term maintenance plan in place, you will need to know the condition of all the properties that exist within it. A Bodycorp Building Inspection will provide you with an easily understandable but comprehensive report underlining any potential damage, required repairs and maintenance concerns that you and your fellow owners can take stock of, easily present at AGMS, and budget for.

Complete examination of all areas of the property

Our weather tightness reports in Auckland include the following:
Site
Slope and contour of the section, the ground clearance, the groundwater, and stormwater drainage.
Building exterior
We check the type of material used for the external cladding, baseboards, eaves, soffits, garages, decks, staircase, windows, and doors. We will look at how they were constructed and their condition. We will check the weather tightness of the building exterior.
Outside services
Electrical main supply, electric earth spike, gas mains supply, gas water heater, gas bottles, potable water supply (Mains or storage tank) Heat pump condensers, stormwater, and sewerage drainage.
Retaining Walls and fences
We will be taking note of any repairs that may be required.
Roof, skylights, flashing, chimneys, and roof penetrations
We check the type of material used, as well as if they were suitable for the application used. We will look at how it was constructed and its condition. We will check the weather tightness of the roof, making note of any repairs that may be required.
Spouting and downpipes
We check the type of material used, as well as their size in relation to the amount of water they have to carry. We check the fall of the spouting and if there are any obstructions, making note of any repairs that may be required.
Building’s interior
This will be included inspecting the condition of the internal cladding, ceilings, door frames, storage, stairs, and rails. We will check for fire and smoke protection, water ingress, and mould. Moisture testing will be carried out. Walls and ceiling (roof space) will be checked for insulation.
Sub-floor (Crawlspace)
The last area to inspect is the crawlspace. Here we inspect the piles, pile bases, the condition of the subfloor materials. Vapour barriers, insulation (Type and R-value), and services. We check for the presence of mould, moisture, water, and borer beetle.

WHAT SERVICES DO WE CHECK?

Plumbing fixture and fitting
We offer inspection of the plumbing from the supply, be it mains or tank to the fixture including hot water cylinder, toilet, shower, wash hand basin, bath, kitchen sink, and laundry trough. We check all fittings, drainage and fixtures to ensure your water source is tight and won’t affect your value price.
Electrical
We fully inspect all of your electrical connections from supply to the distribution board. This includes grounding, bonding earth leakage, and circuit breakers. The socket is tested with a socket tester.
Gas
We check both main or gas bottles within the property. Internal and external water heaters, gas hobs, fireplaces, and heaters. The connection and safety of the installation will be inspected and reported on.
Heating, cooling, and ventilation
Heat pumps, extractor fans, and range hoods are visibly inspected for any obvious problems that might need fixing before a sale.
Garage Doors
The type and condition of the garage door are reported. The motor, safety sensors, and openers are inspected. We will be making note of any repairs that may be required.
Safety Elements
We will look for poor construction and make note of any repairs that may be required in the short and long term. Importantly, we will note any fire and safety issues that need to be fixed.

Auckland Affordable Inspect A Home Building Reports for Clarity & Confidence

Our inspectors have undertaken thousands of property inspections since the mid-’80s and we are dedicated to helping thousands of Kiwis all over the country make well-informed decisions when it comes to buying and selling properties.

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Our team offers comprehensive standard compliant building inspections and the building reports itemised room by room, which allows you to have easy readability and understanding of the condition of each part of your home. It also draws attention to any issues that need to be addressed and will highlight the main priorities you need to address first. Along with the identified problems, such as weather tightness risks or immediate repair requirements, we will also advise the best next step to rectify the highlighted issues. 

 

AA Inspect building reports are presented in a simplified colour-coded format to easily understand each issue and its importance and to assist in the planning of a future maintenance schedule. Talk to us today about getting your Realsure inspections and reports organised.

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