All of A Buyers Choice Home Inspectors are internationally qualified as home inspectors and members of Internachi – the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors professional body.

They are all members of the A Buyers Choice Home Inspectors franchise network which operates in 19 different countries and has over 200 inspectors world-wide. In New Zealand alone, A Buyers Choice Home Inspectors have conducted thousands of inspections. See our ratings on the independent trades website


Buying a new home may be the largest single investment you’ll ever consider. At A Buyers Choice Home Inspections we understand this process very well having been involved in thousands of transactions. The buying process although very exciting, can sometimes seem somewhat overwhelming as well.

Having your potential purchase inspected by A Buyers Choice Home Inspections franchise member will help alleviate much of the worry of the unknown and hidden costs that can surprise you during ownership.

The inspection report you will receive electronically is a professional opinion based on a non-invasive, non-destructive visual inspection of the accessible components of the home / building. All inspections are conducted in accordance with New Zealand standard NZS4306:2005 Residential Property Inspection.

Your A Buyers Choice Home Inspectors inspector will issue you with a NZ standards certificate of inspection, as well as your inspections report which will highlight marginal and defective items and include many photographs.

In New Zealand, unlike USA or Canada for example, there is no legal requirement for a building inspect or to be qualified as a building inspector or for them to have professional indemnity insurance.

Many people mistakenly think a qualified builder is therefore a qualified home inspector. A builder is not normally qualified as a plumber, an electrician, a roofer, a heating and ventilation engineer or as a home inspector. A qualified house inspector is qualified as a house inspector which is a specialised profession and not as a builder or other trade.

Their purpose is to be qualified, trained, skilled and experienced at inspecting all components of a house / building and identifying any problems. All A Buyers Choice Home Inspectors carry both public liability insurance to $10,000,000 and professional indemnity insurance to $2,000,000, $4,000,000 in the aggregate and includes weather tightness issues. Our insurers are 100% underwritten by Lloyds of London.

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