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A necessary cost

It’s always been a concern to me that Kiwis from all walks of life struggle to not only afford a home in the current New Zealand market, but to afford to follow the processes involved in ensuring this new Investment does not become a nightmare!

We have had many clients that are so great full that we were able to save them from making a purchase that would have been financial suicide.

Pre-Purchase inspections have become an absolute necessity over the past 10 years and possibly should been a long time before that. After the issues we have had in regards to Design, and quality of workmanship due to a very un-regulated building industry through to the ‘Leaky building Crises’ of the 1990’s- 2000’s, now more than ever do prospective purchasers need to protect themselves before committing to any purchase.

The more recent issues around Methamphetamine have added another cost to this Due diligence!

The inspections market is very competitive but again consumers are faced with an unregulated industry and no guarantee of their inspector’s experience or competence!

Here at HPPI our inspections are carried out following the New Zealand standards guidelines, we have extensive experience in not only new housing but renovations and repairs in the New Zealand insurance industry!

It is our aim to provide our customers with an accurate easy to understand report and to lower the cost of these inspections.

Our number one sign of competency is our full ‘Indemnity Insurance’ which requires a rigorous process of providing a record of our experience and qualifications.

19 Jan 2017

Getting a Building report when your selling?

Many proactive vendors out there want to have all the boxes ticked for prospective purchasers  and this includes supplying an up to date building report on their  home.

The reliability of these reports supplied by the vendor is of major concern to purchaser's! Do they tell 'the full story'? 

29 Sep 2015

Meth testing! yes or no?

After media coverage over the past few weeks it is clear further guidelines are required for homeowners or future home owners to make informed decisions about what may be required if their home or investment property provides a positive reading for Methamphetamine (' Meth' or 'P'.

Fair go has undertaken tests and found that bundles of New Zealand banknotes returned readings for 'Meth' and one banknote returned readings that would be in excess of three times the  MoH guidelines for a Lab clean up! There are no guidelines for 'usage' so we are forced to follow the far more serious contamination guidelines for the cleaning of a Meth laboratory!

The contamination caused when someone attempts to 'bake' or 'cook' drugs like methamphetamine is far more toxic, from the multiple bi-products or toxic waste they are left with, to the residues that are left from multiple chemicals and reactions. These homes are left as nothing more than a toxic wastelands!

Something needs to be done to ensure Kiwis are not stung time and time again to ensure they have a safe home for their families! and that costs are not blown out of proportion due to invalid or non appropriate guidelines!

 

Massey University toxicologist Dr Nick Kim-“I’d say people are justifiably concerned because of the way guidelines are commonly interpreted, or misinterpreted.”


 

 

 

 

 

27 Jun 2016

Pre-Purchase reporting for the future!

It is our belief that we are not only reporting on the current issues and areas of concern but to inform you as the possible new homeowner on the areas and systems that you need to check and maintain to ensure your home operates into the future.

28 Sep 2015

Why get a pre purchase inspection report

In recent times it has become common due process to acquire a pre purchase house inspection or pre purchase property inspection on your residential property before an unconditional agreement is reached.

29 Sep 2015
House Pre Purchase Inspections

The purchaser gains the ability to have access to an independent pre purchase inspection from a quality assured inspector with full indemnity Insurance for peace of mind at a fraction of the cost.

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