Pre-Purchase Building Reports
The purchase of a property may be one of the biggest financial commitments you make and one that requires well informed advice you can rely on. Scope Building Surveyors have you and your investment covered. Our building reports will help you get a profound idea of what to expect, no hidden surprises down the line. We are here to help provide peace of mind when ever you are selling or purchasing a property.
Why invest in a Pre-Purchase Report?
A Pre-Purchase Building report will allow you to enter negotiations for your new property with confidence. Our detailed building reports will give you a full understanding of any defects or inherit risks the building displays and what it will take to bring these back to an acceptable standard. Carried out by Scope’s qualified Building Inspectors a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection provides an in-depth condition report of the property, identifying all visible defects and high risk details. We understand the tight time constraints the property market demands and aim to be at site within 2-3 days pending property access. We welcome our clients to be present during the inspection process. As well as Pre-Purchase reports we also carry out a range of inspections including weathertightness reports.
We understand not everyone has a technical background in construction. We compile clear and concise reports to ensure you understand what you are reading.
How can a Pre-Sales Building Report help me?
If you are in the process of listing your home for sale, you should consider a Pre-Sale Building report. Carried out by Scope’s qualified Building Inspectors a Pre-Sale Building Inspection will provide an in-depth report of the property’s current condition. Should any areas of concern be identified, this will allow you time to consider maintenance, repair or to seek further advice before potential purchasers are on site. Having the opportunity mitigate any findings may save your sale from falling over last minute.
What is a building maintenance report?
Scope Building Surveyors also offer a complete Building Maintenance Report. We can inspect your home and commercial building and provide a comprehensive report to let you know what is required to keep your investment well maintained. Find out more about us here.
What do your building reports cover?
Scope Building Surveyors building reports cover the entire property. The inspection process is very thorough and you can expect us to be on site anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on the size and condition of the property. Our Accredited Building Inspectors will assess the site, starting with fencing, drive way access and site services and drainage. We will then check exterior elevations including external joinery and the roof covering while identifying any high risk weathertight details. Entering the building we then check foundations, sub floor services, roof cavity and roof space services, interior rooms will get inspected as well as fixtures and fixed appliances. Scope’s reports are compliant with NZS4306:2005 – The NZ standard for property inspection.
All of our pre purchase building inspections include extensive non invasive moisture testing.
- An extensive inspection of the property
- Thorough non-invasive moisture testing
- Hot point test and wiring check
- Test fixed appliances
- In-depth written report in PDF format or hard copy
- Detailed photos of the dwelling and any defects identified
- Verbal debrief following site inspection to ensure you understand your report in full