No legal requirement for owners to disclose meth contamination…..

Think you will get all of the information you need about a property from its LIM report? Think again. Currently there is no legal requirement making owners inform their local council if a P contamination or clean up has taken place, meaning that many P contaminated properties are missing this information from their LIM reports. … Continue reading No legal requirement for owners to disclose meth contamination…..

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Buyer Beware……Why a pre-purchase building inspection is so vital

Thinking of buying? A pre-purchase building inspection and report should always be one of the most important things you do prior to making an offer or placing that unconditional bid at auction. Without it, you have no idea what's really going on with the home you may be about to purchase and that could be … Continue reading Buyer Beware……Why a pre-purchase building inspection is so vital

Have you insulated your rental property?

  From 2019, it will become part of legislation that all rental properties must have a minimum of under floor and ceiling insulation where possible. There are government grants available for this for landlords who have low-income tenants that hold a community services card, however government statistics are showing that the number of landlords accessing … Continue reading Have you insulated your rental property?

Opening an opportunity for first home buyers to enter the market

  We all know how hard it is in this market to buy a house, let alone a first home. In some Auckland areas, a buyer needs a minimum $200,000 deposit, making it hard for first home buyers to save, when considering they are usually paying a reasonably high rent elsewhere. Real estate agents throughout the city … Continue reading Opening an opportunity for first home buyers to enter the market

Why is it not a good idea to have a moisture only home inspection/ building inspection completed?

Sarah Turner is one of our Auckland based franchisees. Here she explains why you need more than just a moisture test. Why is it not a good idea to have a moisture only home inspection/ building inspection completed? A Buyers Choice Home Inspections do not do moisture testing alone. You may say why not? The … Continue reading Why is it not a good idea to have a moisture only home inspection/ building inspection completed?

New Zealand Top Award Winners for July 2017

Congratulations to all of our New Zealand A Buyers Choice Home Inspections Inspectors. Another good month for everyone with lots of inspections being completed, even in winter! Top awards for July go to: Duane Turner Waitakere and Surrounding Areas Silver Award   John Potgieter  Hastings and Surrounding Areas Silver Award   Kevin Williams Glenfield and Surrounding … Continue reading New Zealand Top Award Winners for July 2017