I certify that I hold a current Professional Insurance Policy at a level appropriate to the nature and level of my business activities.
This report is based upon the best information and knowledge that was available to me at the time of inspection. This review is not intended to be a structural survey of any of the buildings on the land, soil stability or condition of underground services, nor certify that all the building improvements lie within the titled boundaries. No responsibility is undertaken in this regard, or in regard to any omission of any building or other defects which may not be apparent without such surveys.
This review is based upon my physical and visual observations and no destructive tests were carried out. I did not remove wall hanging objects, floor coverings/rugs or shift clothing articles or personal effects contained within wardrobes or other enclosed areas and therefore I am unable to comment on the condition of the floor, walls or ceilings in these areas.
My comments are based on the conditions seen on the day of the inspection. Should adverse weather conditions eventuate after this summary, then I accept no responsibility for events that could contribute to any damage in the future.
This report is submitted in good faith and constitutes a description of the building as viewed and prepared for the Client. I do not acknowledge any duty of care should a third party without the Clientswritten consent to use this report.
Disclaimer and Limitations of this report:
a) This report is of a visual, non- invasive inspection of the areas of the building which were readily visible at the time of inspection. The inspection did not include any areas or components which were readily concealed or closed in behind finished surfaces (such as plumbing, drainage, heating, framing, ventilation, insulation or wiring) or which required the moving of anything which impeded access or limited visibility (such as floor coverings, furniture, appliances, personal property, vehicles, vegetation, debris or soil).
b) Any areas thatare concealed, contained, inaccessible or cannot be seen due to roofing, ceilings, floors, floor coverings, insulation, soils vegetation, furnishings stored items, vehicles or any other object and includes prevention by animals or locks, have not been inspected and are not included in this report.
c) As the purpose of the inspection was to assess the general condition of the building based on the limited visual inspection described in (a), this report may not identify all past, present or future defects. Descriptions in this report of systems or appliances relate to existence only and not adequacy or life expectancy. Any area or component of the building or any item or system not specifically identified in this report as having been inspected was excluded from the scope of the inspection The inspection did not assess compliance with NZ building code including the Code’s weather tightness requirements, or structural aspects. On request, specialist inspections can be arranged of weather tightness or structure or of any systems including electrical, plumbing, gas or heating.
f) The inspection did not assess compliance with NZ building code including the Code’s weather tightness requirements, or structural aspects. On request, specialist inspections can be arranged of weather tightness or structure or of any systems including electrical, plumbing, gas or heating.
g) Electrical appliances and spa/sauna or in-ground or other pool and their equipment will not be included within the scope of the inspection.
h) This report does not guarantee the property inspected meets the requirements of the Building Code at the time of the inspection nor comment on legal title. It is recommended that prospective purchasers engage their legal advisor to undertake Land Information Memorandum and Project Information Memorandum search as part of the purchase transaction process.
i) Engineering aspects of the building are not commented upon other that those defects clearly visible at the time of inspection. If considered elemental to the purchase, it is recommended that a separate engineering report be obtained by the proposed purchaser.
j) PRF building inspections shall not be liable in any respect of any claim arising directly or indirectly based upon, attributed to, or in consequence of:
– The ingress of water into a building or structure and any physical loss of or damage to the
building or structure arising directly or indirectly in whole of in part from the ingress of water,
– Rot or other gradual deterioration of a building or structure arising directly or indirectly in
whole or in part from the ingress of water, or
– Fungus, mould, mildew, yeast, rot or decay, gradual deterioration, micro-organisms, bacteria,
protozoa or any similar or like forms in any building structure or any spore or toxin produced by such fungus, mould, mildew or yeast, micro-organism, bacteria, protozoa or any similar or like forms, or
– Any costs or expenses arising out of the abating, testing for, monitoring, cleaning up, removing, containing, treating, detoxifying, neutralising, remediating or disposal of, or in any way responding to or assessing the effects of fungus, mould, mildew or yeast, micro-organism, bacteria, protozoa or any similar or like forms, or
– The failure of any building or structure to meet or confirm to the requirements for the New Zealand Building Code contained in the first schedule to the Building Regulations 1992 (or any amendment or substitution thereof) in relation to:
i. External water or moisture
ii. Either durability or protection from external water or moisture entering the building or structure, or the effects thereof.
Electrical wiring and electrical appliances
PRF building inspections does not undertake close inspection of any electrical appliances, for example stoves, night store heaters, heat pumps or other such devices. If the purchaser has any specific concerns regarding electrical wiring and/or appliances, it is PRF’s recommendation that an independent report should be obtained from a qualified electrical expert.