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Realsure provides independent consultancy services for Property Owners, Property Managers, Tenants, Law firms, and the Disputes & Tenancy Tribunals.
Our service includes the following 4 key areas:
Building Audits and Research
Realsure has the expertise to carry out client-specific audits and provide detailed and accurate reports in accordance with building code requirements, standards, and manufacturer specifications, or client-specific requirements.
Realsure has been involved in or undertaken a number of research projects for a variety of government organisations.
Building Investigation / Weathertightness
Leaking, mould and dampness can make a building an unhealthy and unsafe place to live. Finding out why a building is not performing as it is supposed to require consideration of more factors than just looking at the building itself.
Using our expertise in building pathology and construction, along with specialist equipment such as moisture meters and thermal imagers, a Realsure Surveyor can identify leaks, defects, causes of mould, and dampness and report back on their findings. Depending on the era of the building, weather-tightness (Leaky building) risk may form part of the investigation.
Our investigation can include moisture testing or timber sampling, air sampling, lead testing, meth screening, and asbestos sampling. This helps us give property owners a full picture of the current or future building’s healthiness.
If you are worried you may own a “leaky” home, or just want to know its ok, we recommend you start with HouseProud to get a good understanding of how your home is performing and what risk it may be subject to. If you are worried you may be looking at buying a “leaky home”, we recommend you order a Realsure House Inspection.
Legal: Expert Witness and Dispute Work
Realsure provides an expert perspective like no other Group in NZ can. As an ISO Registered Group of Accredited Building Surveyors specialising in Standard compliant Pre-Purchase inspections, Realsure has provided definitive expert evidence assisting in some outstanding outcomes, including the most recent precedent-setting case – See Hepburn v Cunningham Contracts Ltd CIV-2011-485-1308 NZHC 210. We can provide expert witness and investigative work for legal firms to assist their clients with building-related disputes and issues related to Residential Property Inspection Standard NZS3406:2005.
This service is becoming more prevalent with weather-tightness “Leaky Building” related cases, due to consumers buying “leaky homes” based on sub-standard building reports., often proclaiming to be Standard compliant as in Hepburn v Cunningham. The Standard requires weather-tightness to be considered. Justice William in Hepburn v Cunningham when determining the scope for the pre-purchase inspection expected the inspector to point out weather-tightness risk factors, whether leaking or not.
A number of Dispute Tribunals have taken advantage of our expertise and experience to obtain reports on poor workmanship and installation practices.
Tenancy Tribunals, tenants, landlords, or property managers are also using our expertise to undertake investigations and reports to assist in resolving disputes, particularly around determining whether issues might be property-related, occupier related, or a combination of both.
Compliance Issues – Unauthorised Work, Incomplete Building Permit or Consent Work
Realsure has successfully worked with many clients under a variety of Councils (BCA’s) “sort through” outstanding or unauthorised building works. Every case is different, and one solution does not fit all. In commissioning and working with Realsure, you access our experience, knowledge and robust processes to assist you to navigate through the necessary procedures and achieve the best possible outcome.
Make an informed choice with your next property decision. Get a Realsure building report to determine the overall condition and wellbeing of a house or light commercial property.
Be sure your new home is built correctly. Prove you’ve done a good building job. Use Realsure Quality Tracker for qualified and independent monitoring of building work and quality.
A nail in time could save thousands! A Realsure HouseProud Maintenance Inspection will help you create a prioritised maintenance program and budget, and spend your money wisely.
If you are dealing with a problem with a property, a leaky building, building work, or maybe a building report, talk to us to find out what specialist expert work we can assist you with.