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Before you purchase a residential or investment property, have it inspected by the professionals.


Our Taranaki based services are honest and unbiased while remaining affordable. We have a range of options, so no matter what you want to check for, we have the ability to help. Our building inspections take into account plumbing, electrical, and structural issues when compiling our easy to read reports. Our building inspections take into account plumbing, electrical, and structural issues when compiling our easy to read reports.





For those looking to get a pre-purchase house inspection done before they buy Taranaki property, Kiwi House Inspections are your first choice.


We provide a comprehensive room-by-room written report that covers the overall condition of the property, a clear summary of the main issues and relevant full colour photos, making it easy for you to see exactly what you’re getting into with your acquisition.


Don’t just assume that your new house or investment property is in great condition, we can help you know if you’re making the right choice, at the right price with our pre purchase building inspections.





Get a room-by-room pre sale inspection report that covers the overall condition of the property, a clear summary of the main issues and relevant full colour photos.​ Avoid surprises when a prospective purchaser gets a report done on your property. Know in advance about any issues so that you can either rectify them or notify the buying party as this could save the sale of your property.


A pre-sale inspection also puts the buyer's mind at ease as they know that they have access to the complete picture and are therefore more likely to buy your house without hesitation and delays.




With meth labs springing up across the country, it pays to make sure that you're not buying an ex meth lab. We offer a meth detection service which can detect the residue from a cook.


Ex-meth labs often have to go through extensive clean ups before they are fit for living in again. Avoid these high costs by not putting yourself in such a situation in the first place.


We highly recommended meth testing for all rental properties.

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Many rental properties are  neglected and require some minor or major maintenance. At Kiwi House Inspections Taranaki we can inspect your rental property and identify any major or minor issues, giving you peace of mind that your investment is sound and not cause you any financial burden if these issues go unnoticed. We recommend Meth testing prior to tenanting your property and at the end of subsequent tenancies.


Our rental property condition reports are similar to our pre-purchase reports, they are extremely thorough and easy to understand. We aim to catch any small issues that could become major ones in the future. Our inspectors are trade qualified builders so you can have peace of mind that they will provide you with the best advice.


Why a building inspection is recommended

Whether you are buying or selling any property, building inspections are an important part of the process. There are people who just initiate the process of buying or selling a building without any inspection report. Even though this may seem to be a good idea, the truth is that it is not. There are many disadvantages that it puts you through. You only need to see how easy it is to transact with a good report to understand the importance of this. If you did not know, here are some of the things that you stand to gain when you inspect your building.


Transparency and honesty


For the person who wants to sell a building, having an inspection report shows that you are transparent and honest. There is nothing that you want to hide and that is why you are presenting the report. In fact, the report will speak on your behalf because if there are certain things that need to be explained, all that the buyer needs to do is to look at the report and they will know the actual situation. It even makes the whole process shorter especially when you consider the fact that such things need to be concluded as fast as possible.


The biggest advantage when a buyer believes that you are honest and transparent is that they will be more willing to buy from you. With so many other individuals and companies looking for buyers to buy their properly, you can be sure that there will be nobody willing to buy from you when they know that there could be something that you are hiding. This means that you will have to spend too much time before you find a good buyer for your house. Most definitely, nobody wants to g through such a situation and so, you just need to get a building inspection report.


Ensure a smooth transaction


For the buyer, the main reason why inspection is important is because it ensures a smooth transaction. It is easier to negotiate and agree to the price and other aspects that are related to the building when there is a credible report to base on. In addition to that, it is much easier to determine the value of the house in question. This is because all the details about it will already have been documented in the report. You also do not need too many experts just to help you determine how much the house is actually worth.


Building inspection also allows you to know how safe the house is. You easily will know when there are some aspects that need repair and if there is anything that needs your immediate attention. If there are appliances that should be fixed, you will be better prepared for them when the building has been inspected. In fact, just by looking at the inspection report, you will know when to call in the plumber, the air con repair guy and such technicians. It simply makes everything straightforward and simple for you.


Avoid last minute disruptions


It is advisable to carry out the inspection of your building in advance so that you may avoid the last minute disruptions. At the point when selling or buying the house, you should have the report ready with you. This is not the time to start looking around for someone to do this. If you do this, it only means that you will waste too much time before the transaction is completed. The good thing however is that regardless of where you come from, there always are many companies and individuals that can help you to do this.


The only thing that you should be wary about when it comes to building inspection is hiring the right person to do it. Even though there may be many companies and individuals that offer these services in your area, you need to know that not all of them can be god. In fact, you will be baffled to notice that there are those who do not even know how to do it. The best thing is to find out what they are capable of doing before you go ahead to give them this important project.


You can’t go wrong with home inspections from Kiwi House Inspections Taranaki. Get in touch today and be better equipped to make a smarter decision. Call our office on 0800 555 155 or send us a message through our contact form or via email at


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