The inspection is carried out and the report prepared as prescribed by New Zealand Standard NZS4306:2005 Residential Property Inspections.
The Inspection is limited to a visual and non-invasive inspection of the components of a building, which the inspector has reasonable access to and being in their clear line of sight.
A non-intrusive moisture meter has been used around accessible joinery and identified risk areas, however this is an aid only and the results are not conclusive. High readings detected with a non-intrusive meter should be further investigated using invasive techniques.
The purpose of the property inspection is to report on significant defects, particular attributes, gradual deterioration, and significant maintenance required that is visible at the time of the inspection. Some recommended maintenance may be mentioned in the report and are for the benefit of the client.
This inspection and report is not assessment of:
a) Any item listed as subject for a special purpose report (as defined in section 4 of NZS4306:2005);
b) Any area or item which the inspector was unable to access or inspect. The inspector will not move furniture or personal items;
c) Any matter not within the inspectors expertise;
d) Any matter where the inspection and reporting is solely regulated by statute;
e) Items that cannot be observed, such as footings, concealed damp proof membranes, Concealed drainage and pipework, etc;
f) Structural stability;
g) An operating cycle to be completed for performance to be observed such as:
i. Pools, spa pools, saunas
ii. Operation of fireplaces or chimneys
iii. Intercom systems
iv. Appliances, including but not limited to dishwashers, waste disposal units, ovens, ducted vacuum systems, aircon and ventilation systems.
This inspection and report excludes:
a) Legal Title;
b) Building warrant of fitness and services described on a compliance schedule;
c) Planning and resource consent issues;
d) Building consent issues;
e) Long term maintenance planning;
f) Rental property tenancy inspections;
g) Heritage obligations;
h) Compliance with body corporate rules, the terms of a memorandum of cross lease or a , company title occupation agreement.
Reasonable Access is:
Roof Space – Access hole 450x400mm with a crawl space of at least 600x600mm and accessible form a ladder upto 3.6M high
SubFloor – Access hole 500x400mm, with a crawl space having vertical clearance of minimum 400mm to the underside of the bearer.
Roof Exterior – Accessible from a 3.6m Ladder and viewed from the ladder unless suitable Worksafe requirements have been met then the roof can be mounted.