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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2017

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Kea (Nestor Notabilis) LAREAA 2 08 est laborum." BY TOM DOUDNEY 500,000 light show LAREAA 2 08 est laborum." BY TOM DOUDNEY Rockhouse said. (entry from Countdown and McCauley Str et) (Nestor Notabilis) Turn to page 19 500,000 light show (6 0g Varieties) Proudly managed by Co liers Real Estate Management Limited EACH at 74 No Limit BAKERIES (Nestor Notabilis) Turn to page 19 (6 0g Varieties) Proudly managed by Co liers Real Estate Management Limited EACH No Limit BAKERIES 2 Buying a property? Get a building inspection Would you get a mechanic to inspect a used car before you bought it, or would you just get a mate who knows a bit about cars to take a look? Prospective property buyers face a similar conundrum – do they pay for a building inspection before making an offer, or just ask a builder friend to check the place out? Buying a car is worrisome enough, but the emotional and financial stakes are a lot higher when it comes to buying property. If you’re going to make a serious investment in something that will have a huge impact on your family’s health, wealth and wellbeing, it pays to get the best advice you can. Ideally, this means engaging a building inspector who can identify significant defects, future or urgent maintenance issues and problems caused by gradual deterioration. They will look for structural problems, any evidence that the property is a leaky building, issues caused by deferred maintenance (such as weatherboards rotting due to peeling paint) and areas where there is damp or mould. This is a visual inspection – a building surveyor will check in the ceiling and under the floor, but they will not cut holes in walls or carry out any other invasive testing. The whole property should be checked, including fences and any garages or sheds. They will collate their findings in a detailed and easily understood report. Getting a good property inspection carried out isn’t cheap though, particularly if you’re unsuccessful in buying and have to repeat the process. You have a range of choices, from enlisting a builder mate to using a qualified and insured inspector. You can also make an inspection a condition of your offer on a property. If you choose this option, the report must be prepared by a suitably qualified building inspector in accordance with accepted principles and methods. If you then use the report’s findings to get out of the contract, you must provide the seller with a copy of it. Either way, the more you invest in this exercise the safer you will be if things don’t turn out as you had expected. The property pre-purchase inspection industry is not regulated in New Zealand, however the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) recommends using a qualified building inspector who has professional indemnity insurance, understands the strict legal requirements of their role and carries out their work in accordance with the New Zealand Property Inspection Standard. This is important because they will help protect you if something goes wrong later on. If you discover problems with the property that should have been evident in a building inspection, you can make a complaint to the professional body that the inspector belongs to and seek compensation through the courts. If you buy a property based on a report by someone like a builder mate who is unqualified and/or uninsured, you could end up owning some expensive problems. Even worse, you may severely limit your ability to seek damages if the property has significant issues that would have been picked up by a more thorough inspection. You have limited other avenues if things don’t turn out to be how they were represented to you. You may be able to rely on the warranties included in the sale and purchase agreement by the seller. They are required to confirm that (among other things) any work they have done on the property was carried out in accordance with any necessary permits or consents required by law. You may also have other legal options which you should speak to your lawyer about. REAA strongly recommends that you speak to a lawyer before you sign the sale and purchase agreement to understand this more. If you are looking to buy it’s a good idea to get in touch with a local building inspector as soon as you start your property search. Ask friends and family for their recommendations and request a sample report from any inspector you contact to get an idea of the kind of information they provide. Real estate agents can sometimes offer building inspection reports to prospective buyers on behalf of vendors. Treat these as a starting point rather than a definitive diagnostic guide to a property. Paying for your own report means you know the credentials of the person who prepared it, you can be sure of its impartiality and you can seek redress if needed. Depending on what a building inspection finds, you may be able to use a report to help you negotiate with the vendor over price or repairs. Even if a report only finds minor issues, you can still use it as a road map for future maintenance. Knowing what you’re in for is invaluable when you’re buying property, no matter how many times you’ve done it before. The New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors and the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand both hold lists of qualified property inspectors. See buildingsurveyors.co.nz or boinz.org.nz for more information. 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