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Terms and Conditions

Video Reports 

Terms and conditions applicable to inspection video reports prepared by
House Pre-Purchase Inspections Ltd.
From here on referred to as HPPI

These terms and conditions apply to the inspection undertaken by HPPI and the Inspection Video Report to which these terms and conditions apply. 

The Purchaser Agrees

The purchaser agrees that the Inspection Video report remains the property of HPPI and he or she pays a fee to HPPI to view the Inspection Video Report only. The prospective purchaser also agrees that the right to view the Inspection Video Report can be sold to other individuals.

Refund policy

Once the video report has been downloaded and viewed there is no refund. The client should decide prior to purchasing a video inspection report as we to not give a refund if they change their mind. If the purchaser has paid to view the video report and he or she has difficultly viewing the video on their device other arrangements can be made by contacting HPPI. The video report can be emailed if required. If there are still issues with viewing the video report, all attempts have been made and the client has still not had access to the video report the client’s money will be refunded. We will meet our Obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act. Note if a refund is given the said report cannot be used by the client or any other entity.

Purpose of Video Inspection and Scope

The inspection video report prepared by HPPI to which these terms and conditions apply is prepared totally independently from the house owner and is based on an above-ground visual non-invasive inspection of the building or dwelling to which the Inspection Video Reports relates (“building”). The Inspection Video Report has been prepared to provide general comments on the condition of the components of the building at the time of the inspection only. The Inspection Video Report is not subject to any instructions received from the house owner or the estate agent and is independent. The Inspection Video Report is not a specific structural survey, engineer’s report, comprehensive weather-tightness inspection or form of guarantee or warranty as to the fitness of the building. If a structural survey, engineer’s report, weather-tightness inspection or other inspection is required form a third party specialist, HPPI can assist with arranging such specialist third party inspection upon request.

As the purpose of this Inspection Video Report was to assess the general condition of the building based on a visual inspection described below, the Video Inspection Report may not identify all past, present or future defects. Description in the Inspection Video Report of systems or appliances relate to the existence of such systems or appliances only and not the adequacy or life expectancy of such systems or appliances. Any area or component of the building or any item or system not specifically identified in this Video Report as having been inspected was not included in the scope of the inspection.

Any future Client or Purchaser accepts that HPPI will not detect some faults because the fault only occurs intermittently; part of the building has not been used for a while and the fault usually occurs after regular use (or detection of the fault would only occur after regular use); the type of weather that would normally reveal the fault is not prevailing at, or around, the time of the inspection; the fault has been deliberately concealed; furnishings are obscuring the fault (see below); HPPI has been given incorrect information by the Client (if any), the vender, the real estate consultant, or any other person; and/or the fault is/was not apparent on a visual inspection.

Visual Video Inspection

While all care and effort is taken to discover and record irregularities and defects in the building at the time of the video inspection report, Inspection Videos are based on a visual above-ground non- invasive inspection using a surface moisture meter. Due to the size, complexity and hidden nature of construction, irregularities and defects may not always be visible at the time of the video inspection. HPPI accepts no responsibility or liability for any omission in the video inspection related to defects or irregularities which are not reasonably visible at the time of inspection or which relates to the components of the building which are below ground. The Client accepts that the visual video inspection is limited to those areas of the building which are reasonably and safely accessible at the time of inspection. HPPI has not opened up, uncovered or dismantled any part of the building as part of the video inspection or undertaken any internal inspection of the building. The video inspection did not include any of the areas as or components which were concealed or closed in behind finished surfaces (such as plumbing, drainage, heating, framing, ventilation, insulation or wiring) or which require the moving of anything which impeded access or limited visibility (such as floor coverings, furniture, appliances, personal property, vehicles, vegetation, debris or soil). HPPI did not move occupier-owned items for the purpose of undertaking the video inspection. HPPI is not responsible and the video inspection will not cover any part of the building or property to which access is not reasonably and safely available to carry out a visual inspection. This may include roofs, sub floor areas and ceiling cavities. High, constricted or dangerous areas cannot be inspected if in conflict with Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.

Product names, materials and systems are not generalized to help in understanding the Inspection Video Report. All materials and systems are assumed to be standard typical construction or materials when not able to be fully investigated (whether for the reasons stated above or far any other reason).

Weather-tightness

Unless otherwise stated the video inspection did not access compliance with the New Zealand Building Code’s, including the code’s weather-tightness requirement, or structural aspects.

Compliance with Statute Regulations, Territorial or Other Relevant Authorities

Unless otherwise stated, HPPI has not and will not make any inquiries or undertake any inspections of any third party, territorial or other relevant authority records in respect of the building. The Inspection Video Report does not replace and is not intended to replace a council issued Land Information Memorandum or Council file search. HPPI recommends a Land Information Memorandum report is obtained and council file search conducted.

HPPI makes no representation that the building complies with the requirements of any legislation (including any act, regulations, by-laws, etc), including but not limited to, the Building Act 2004, Heath and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006 or the Disabled Persons Community Welfare ACT 1975. The Inspection Video Report is not a site or environmental report and HPPI makes no representation as to the existence of or absence of any “contaminated” (as that term is defined in the Resource Management Act) or any “hazard” (as that term is defined in the Health and Safety in Employment Act) in the building or property.

Title and Boundaries

HPPI has not undertaken a search of the title to the property, or a survey of the property and assumes no responsibility in connection with such matters. Unless otherwise stated it is assumed that all improvements lie within the title boundaries.

Not a Guarantee or Warranty

HPPI does not guarantee or warrant the work of any contractor or service, or the integrity of any product, appliance or fixture, natural or processed or any building system or cladding system applied. The Inspection Video Report is not a Guarantee or Warranty.

Publication and Use

Neither the whole or any part of this Inspection Video Report or any other report (whether verbal, video or written) or any reference to this Inspection Video Report or any such other report may be: included in any published document, circular or statement, whether hardcopy or electronic; transferred to any persons other than the Purchaser; or distributed or sold, in each case without first obtaining the written approval of HPPI. The Inspection Video Report is not to be used in any litigation except with the prior written approval of HPPI.

HPPI’s Responsibility

HPPI accepts no liability in relation to the inspection or this Inspection Video Report to any other person than the Purchaser. HPPI will not be held responsible for any damage to the building when not directly the fault of HPPI.

Disputes

Should any dispute rise as a result of the inspection or Inspection Video Report, it must be submitted to HPPI in writing immediately. The Client agrees that in the event of a dispute, the contents of the Inspection Video Report may not be used to satisfy any terms of a sale and purchase agreement until the disagreement/dispute has been resolved. The Client agrees that if, after raising a dispute, the Client uses the inspection or Inspection Video Report to make an unconditional offer or confirm a sale and purchase agreement, the Client shall be deemed to have waived all rights to continue the dispute, and/or raise any future dispute or claim against HPPI in the event of a claim/dispute regarding damage to a home, the Client will allow HPPI to investigate the claim prior to any repairs to the home being undertaken or completed. The client agrees that if it does not allow HPPI to investigate the claims of damage before repairs are carried out the Client shall be deemed to have waived its rights to continue with and/or make any future claim against HPPI. In the event of any dispute, the Client agrees not to disturb, repair, or attempt to repair anything that may constitute evidence relating to the dispute, except in the case of an emergency.

Limitations of Liability

Subject to any statutory provisions, if HPPI becomes liable to the Client, for any reason, for any loss, damage, harm or injury in any way connected with the completion of inspection and/or the Inspection Report, HPPI’s liability shall be limited to a sum not exceeding the cost of the inspection and the Inspection Video Report. HPPI will not be liable to the Purchaser for any consequential or special loss of whatever nature suffered by the Purchaser or nay other persons injured and the Purchaser indemnifies HPPI in respect of any claims concerning any such loss.

General

Nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to exclude or restrict any rights or remedies that the Client may have under the Fair Trading Act 1986 or the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or at law. If any provision of these terms and conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed to be excluded or read down to the extent necessary to make the provision legal, valid or enforceable, and the remaining provisions shall not be affected.


Standard Reports

Terms and conditions applicable to inspection reports prepared by

House Pre-Purchase Inspections Ltd.

From here on referred to as HPPI

These terms and conditions apply to the inspection undertaken by HPPI and the Inspection Report to which these terms and conditions apply.

Refund policy

Once the report has been viewed there is no refund. The client should decide prior to purchasing an inspection report as we to not give a refund if they change their mind. If the purchaser has paid for the report and he or she has difficultly viewing the report on their device other arrangements can be made by contacting HPPI. The report can be emailed or posted if required. The client not being happy with the contents of the report is not grounds for a refund. We will meet our Obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act. Note if a refund is given the said report cannot be used by the client or any other entity.

Purpose of Inspection and Scope

The inspection report prepared by HPPI to which these terms and conditions apply (“Inspection Report”) is prepared for the client to whom the Inspection Report is addressed (“Client”), and is based on an above-ground visual non-invasive inspection of the building or dwelling to which the Inspection Report relates (“building”). The Inspection Report has been prepared to provide general comments on the condition of the components of the building at the time of the inspection only. The Inspection Report and the inspection are subject to any express instructions received from the Client. The Inspection Report is not a specific structural survey, engineer’s report, comprehensive weather-tightness inspection or form of guarantee or warranty as to the fitness of the building. If the Client requires a structural survey, engineer’s report, weather-tightness inspection or other inspection form a third party specialist, HPPI can assist with arranging such specialist third party inspection upon request.

As the purpose of this inspection was to assess the general condition of the building based on a limited visual inspection described below, the inspection may not identify all past, present or future defects. Description in the Inspection Report of systems or appliances relate to the existence of such systems or appliances only and not the adequacy or life expectancy of such systems or appliances. Any area or component of the building or any item or system not specifically identified in this report as having been inspected was not included in the scope of the inspection.

The Client accepts that HPPI will not detect some faults because the fault only occurs intermittently; part of the building has not been used for a while and the fault usually occurs after regular use (or detection of the fault would only occur after regular use); the type of weather that would normally reveal the fault is not prevailing at or around the time of the inspection; the fault has been deliberately concealed; furnishings are obscuring the fault (see below); HPPI has been given incorrect information by the Client; the vendor (if any), the real estate consultant, or any other person; and/or the fault is/was not apparent on a visual inspection.

Visual Inspection

While all care and effort is taken to discover and record irregularities and defects in the building at the time of the inspection, Inspection Reports are based on a visual above-ground non- invasive inspection using a surface moisture meter. Due to the size, complexity and hidden nature of construction, irregularities and defects may not always be visible at the time of the inspection. HPPI accepts no responsibility or liability for any omission in the inspection or the Inspection Report related to defects or irregularities which are not reasonably visible at the time of inspection or which relates to the components of the building which are below ground. The Client accepts that the visual inspection is limited to those areas of the building which are reasonably and safely accessible at the time of inspection. HPPI has not opened up, uncovered or dismantled any part of the building as part of the inspection or undertaken any internal inspection of the building. The inspection did not include any of the areas as or components which were concealed or closed in behind finished surfaces (such as plumbing, drainage, heating, framing, ventilation, insulation or wiring) or which require the moving of anything which impeded access or limited visibility (such as floor coverings, furniture, appliances, personal property, vehicles, vegetation, debris or soil). HPPI did not move occupier-owned items for the purpose of undertaking the inspection. HPPI is not responsible and the inspection will not cover any part of the building or property to which access is not reasonably and safely available to carry out a visual inspection. This may include roofs, sub floor areas and ceiling cavities. High, constricted or dangerous areas cannot be inspected if in conflict with Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.

Product names, materials and systems are not generalized to help in reading and understanding the Inspection Report. All materials and systems are assumed to be standard typical construction or materials when not able to be fully investigated (whether for the reasons stated above or far any other reason).

Weather-tightness

Unless otherwise stated the inspection did not access compliance with the New Zealand Building Code’s, including the code’s weather-tightness requirement, or structural aspects.

Compliance with Statute Regulations, Territorial or Other Relevant Authorities

Unless otherwise stated, HPPI has not and will not make any inquiries or undertake any inspections of any third party, territorial or other relevant authority records in respect of the building. The Inspection Report does not replace and is not intended to replace a council issued Land Information Memorandum or Council file search. HPPI recommends a Land Information Memorandum report is obtained and council file search conducted. If the Inspection Report contains any information obtained from the Council, then such information is only as accurate as the Council information on which such information is based. HPPI accepts no responsibility for any error or omission in such information as a result of inaccurate Council records.

HPPI makes no representation that the building complies with the requirements of any legislation (including any act, regulations, by-laws, etc), including but not limited to, the Building Act 2004, Heath and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006 or the Disabled Persons Community Welfare ACT 1975. The Inspection Reports is not a site or environmental report and HPPI makes no representation as to the existence of or absence of any “contaminated” (as that term is defined in the Resource Management Act) or any “hazard” (as that term is defined in the Health and Safety in Employment Act) in the building or property.

Title and Boundaries

HPPI has not undertaken a search of the title to the property, or a survey of the property and assumes no responsibility in connection with such matters. Unless otherwise stated it is assumed that all improvements lie within the title boundaries.

Not a Guarantee or Warranty

HPPI does not guarantee or warrant the work of any contractor or service, or the integrity of any product, appliance or fixture, natural or processed or any building system or cladding system applied. The Inspection Reports is not a guarantee or Warranty as to the state of the building.

Publication and Use

Neither the whole or any part of this Inspection Report or any other report (whether verbal, video or written) or any reference to this Inspection Report or any such other report may be: included in any published document, circular or statement, whether hardcopy or electronic; transferred to any persons other than the Client; or distributed or sold, in each case without first obtaining the written approval of HPPI. The Inspection Report is not to be used in any litigation except with the prior written approval of HPPI.

HPPI’s Responsibility

HPPI accepts no liability in relation to the inspection or this Inspection Report to any other person than the Client which this report is addressed too. HPPI will not be held responsible for any damage to the building when not directly the fault of HPPI.

Disputes

Should any dispute rise as a result of the inspection or Inspection Report, it must be submitted to HPPI in writing immediately. The Client agrees that in the event of a dispute, the contents of the Inspection Report may not be used to satisfy any terms of a sale and purchase agreement until the disagreement/dispute has been resolved. The Client agrees that if, after raising a dispute, the Client uses the inspection or Inspection Report to make an unconditional offer or confirm a sale and purchase agreement, the Client shall be deemed to have waived all rights to continue the dispute, and/or raise any future dispute or claim against HPPI in the event of a claim/dispute regarding damage to a home, the Client will allow HPPI to investigate the claim prior to any repairs to the home being undertaken or completed. The client agrees that if it does not allow HPPI to investigate the claims of damage before repairs are carried out the Client shall be deemed to have waived its rights to continue with and/or make any future claim against HPPI. In the event of any dispute, the Client agrees not to disturb, repair, or attempt to repair anything that may constitute evidence relating to the dispute, except in the case of an emergency.

Limitations of Liability

Subject to any statutory provisions, if HPPI becomes liable to the Client, for any reason, for any loss, damage, harm or injury in any way connected with the completion of inspection and/or the Inspection Report, HPPI’s liability shall be limited to a sum not exceeding the cost of the inspection and the Inspection Report. A&M will not be liable to the Client for any consequential or special loss of whatever nature suffered by the Client or nay other persons injured and the Client indemnifies HPPI in respect of any claims concerning any such loss.

General

Nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to exclude or restrict any rights or remedies that the Client may have under the Fair Trading Act 1986 or the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or at law. If any provision of these terms and conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed to be excluded or read down to the extent necessary to make the provision legal, valid or enforceable, and the remaining provisions shall not be affected.

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