HOW TO LOOK FOR A GOOD INSPECTION SPECIALISTS

  • Ask to see a pre puchase sample report 
  • If they won't email a sample report you may be paying for an inferior report and be disappointed which will cost you money in the long run
  • Make sure the building report is not full of photos of moisture meters or percentages of moisture on the surface of the wall linings in each room 
  • Don't use an inspector who uses tick boxes as a builders report 
  • Has the inspector got Full Indemnity Insurance and Wet Cover Insurance
  • Is the inspector qualified or belong to an organization
  • Do they have an informative website 
  • Is the sample report easy to read, the harder it is to read the more cost you will end up paying for your lawyer to find what concerns there are to deal with 
  • Does the building report cover the entire exterior dwelling from the roof to the floor and the interior from roof to floor and more
  • Do you know how much you are paying for your house inspection, what are the hidden costs
  • Make sure the inspector has good building knowledge of past and present builds
  • Can you go through the house inspection report and discuss things
  • Don't pay for thermal imaging and a builders report all in one. Why double up on the report. You don't need to rely on  tools to do a performance base inspection 
  • Check if your inspector is going to give you a certificate to say the inspection complies with the NZS 4306-2005 Building Standards 
  • Look on the website and see what qualifications they have 
  • Don't accept tradesmans logos with no ID number attached
  • This is one of your biggest investments you will ever make 
  • At First Choice House Inspections we know what makes a good inspector smiley