Builders Officials Institute of New Zealand Press Release

Back March 4, 2013 A High Court ruling against a Wellington building inspector who failed to identify a leaky home, highlights the importance of using a suitably qualified building surveyor, says the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ). Last month the...

Top 5 tips when buying a home

Back Buying a home can be a real minefield. To help you through the process we have put together our top 5 tips. 1. Talk to your lawyer before signing your contract. The Sale and Purchase Agreement is a legally binding contract once signed by you and the seller.  Talk...

Is your home quake safe?

Back   Central and Southern New Zealand has been hit with some significant quakes over the past few years and while some residential homes have been damaged beyond repair, they have generally withstood the shaking without loss of life, which is what is required...

Buying without a building report – Russian Roulette

Back   People, we know recently sold their Auckland home by auction. Even though they were told there were 7 or 8 interested parties they were a bit worried because there were no building reports commissioned at all. However, on the day there were indeed 7...

A Screw in Time Saves $10k

Back   From the moment our homes are built they are in a state of degeneration. Periodically each of the home’s components will require some repair or maintenance to keep them performing for the maximum possible time.  Understanding what needs to be done...

Beware the small print.

Back Buying a property can be both exhilarating and frightening at the same time, yet it’s a time you need to be attentive to the small print – in the Sale and Purchase agreement. We have recently been working with several purchasers and their lawyers who are fighting...
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