“Buying a home in Queenstown” – in this mini-series we are covering due diligence that you as buyers would be savvy to carry out before buying a house.

One of the recommended purchase conditions is a satisfactory building inspection report.   Regardless of the age of the house, its location and construction, it is a small cost to have a building inspection carried out by a qualified building inspector.

Today I am meeting Mark van Beers of Smart Building Inspections. Mark will tell us what to look for when visiting a house with your real estate agent for the first time, and what the benefits are of having a full building inspection report done before committing to a purchase. Mark tells us about the options of visual inspection and thermal imaging & moisture detection.