External areas which include the following
- General conditions of building
- Fences (plumb and straight)
- Paths (cracks /movement)
Top of the South House Inspections
03 540 3402 or 027 737 3888
Kevin Williams owner /inspector of Top of the South House Inspections is a Licensed Building Practitioner, having completed his apprenticeship some 30 years ago. Kevin has won awards in the building industry and runs a reputable business with a large knowledge base of whats needed in a house inspection. Call Top of the South House Inspections today to see what this business can do for you.
Top of the South House Inspections offer a comprehensive visual non invasive Pre Purchase / Pre Sale inspection report on residential and rental properties. The inspection assesses the general condition of the property at the time of inspection. Significant defects will be noted in the report with photos where required.
The inspection of the property would normally take 1 - 3 hours (depending on the size of the property). The information is then compiled into a report which is easy to understand, with the report normally being forwarded within 24 hours of the inspection being carried out. Inspections are based on NZS4306:2005.
There are areas of all houses where the home purchaser would benefit from the knowledge of a professional to assess the structural, weather tightness and integrity of the building. It is far better before you purchase a property, to find out if there are any areas of the building that require immediate attention, maintenance work or are contaminated with Meth (P).
If areas are detected during the inspection that require work to be undertaken this would give the purchaser the opportunity to discuss a price reduction, or the seller the opportunity to correct the work prior to listing the property. This can also have the beneficial effect of speeding up the selling process once the work is complete.
Before any inspection is carried out, you will be required to sign a contract, this will list the inspections you require to be carried out and agreed costs.
Please take the time to read all of the information below to assess which inspections you require, if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail Kevin.
For details on whats included in the standard inspection - please click on the links below.
All rooms will be checked with a Trotec T660 moisture meter in several different locations. Should there be any areas of concern or high moisture readings, a photo will be taken of the specific / affected area, this will then be included in the report with our observations as to what course of action we think necessary (invasive investigation) to detect the cause of the high moisture reading.
Should the client choose to cancel the inspection, no cancellation charges will be incurred if 24 hours notice is given prior to the inspection taking place. Notification of cancellation must be by e mail. A cancellation fee of $80 including GST will be charged if less than 24 hours notice is given.
It is the clients responsibility to ensure all areas to be inspected are available/open for inspection. If the inspector can’t gain access to any areas requiring inspection and is required to revisit the property to re-inspect, an additional charge of $140 including GST will be incurred plus additional mileage. Terms & Conditions