Pre-Purchase Surveys and Reports

Pre-Purchase Surveys and Reports for residential properties

Purchasing a home is probably the largest investment most individuals can make in their lifetime. It can also be a time filled with great excitement and emotion so it is imperative you obtain an independent Pre-purchase Survey and Report giving you the confidence that you are aware of any potential or existing defects before signing the Sale and Purchase Agreement.

Facility Operations in-depth knowledge of the New Zealand Building Act and Building Code along with our very thorough methodology ensures our clients can purchase with confidence at auction or private sale.

Facility Operations follows the guidelines of NZS 4306 2005 Residential Property Inspection for our surveys and exceed this standard in a number of areas.

Call us to discuss your needs and we can provide you a proposal with a detailed scope of work and estimate of cost for your Building Survey and Report.


Do I need a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) report from council?

Yes we recommend all clients obtain a LIM report. There is important information contained within this document which will help you determine the properties suitability to purchase.

Please note not all property information is included in the LIM report. Cross referencing this with other available information is paramount to get a complete picture of your property. Contact us and we can discuss our methodology with you.

How long will the survey and report take?

We like to complete our survey and report within three working days. However this is dependent on availability of obtaining a LIM report and other relative information, weather, travel distance, size of the building and the list of defects found.

How much will the pre-purchase survey and report cost?

Please call us so we can obtain some basic information on the property. We can recommend a complete a scope of work and estimate of costs to your requirements.

Does the report include inspections on appliances, pumps and/or other chattels?

When selling a property, the sale and purchase agreement states (in part) that all chattels, plant, equipment, systems or devices must be delivered to the purchaser in reasonable working order.

We do a check on chattels like ovens, garbage disposal units and swimming pool pumps to determine if they are in working but cannot provide any detail on efficiency of operation. We can include a check of your electrical wiring by our registered electrician if required.