House inspection Christchurch, Manukau, Onehunga carried out by certified professionals can identify any problems in a home, and give you an idea of the actual condition of the home. This is important when you are buying or investing in a property, and is a process that is often insisted on by lenders or financial institutions providing mortgages and the needed finance.
Sellers of homes in Christchurch can also use these inspections for an independent assessment of the condition of the home, and then carry out any needed repairs. This can then increase the value of a home, and if such house inspection Christchurch, Manukau, Onehunga is carried out by reputed and trusted agencies, may also be acceptable to buyers.
During such a house inspection, the inspector will look at the structural components, the foundation, basement, floors, windows and doors, roofs, attics, and also check on the installed electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. A written report detailing each of these areas will be provided. These inspections can take anywhere between two to four hours but can take longer in bigger homes. It is best if homeowners getting such inspections done are present when the home is being inspected so that they can understand the process and all that it entails.
In most cases, house inspection Christchurch, Manukau, Onehunga is paid for by buyers, but at times sellers may agree to share costs. Sellers having such inspections carried out will have the chance to carry out any major repairs, before they place a home on the market. Besides inspecting the home, careful buyers also ask for reports on asbestos, termites, mould and others. Home inspectors like Jim’s Building Inspections can use several instruments to help them out in their otherwise mostly visual inspection. They can use cameras, infrared detectors and other gadgets to help them get a better understanding of the condition of the house that is being inspected.
Buyers can often make use of a home inspection report to help them negotiate a better price, by pointing out to the listed defects of the house in the building inspectors report. Sellers of homes must take simple steps to prepare for a home inspection. Start with cleaning the home and removing all junk and clutter. Arrange to have the inspection carried out at a convenient time and make sure that all the areas in the home are accessible. House inspection Christchurch, Manukau, Onehunga generally start from the outside of a home and you must make sure that this is facilitated. All utilities in the home must be functional, power and water must be turned on in homes that are otherwise not occupied and in use. Any keys of rooms or electrical boxes or other things must be made available.
A house inspection will identify the deficiencies in a home, and will often result in buyers backing out of any proposed deals. Alternatively, buyers can ask sellers to carry out necessary repairs or ask for a reduction in prices that can cover any repair costs. Buyers often prefer to handle any repairs themselves as they can then be surer of the quality of the work carried out. With Jim’s Building Inspections you are sure that all your money spent is worth it.