A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections History
2005 – Started in Nova Scotia, Canada
2009 – Became the largest house inspection company in Canada
2010 – Now is U.S.A and Canada
2011 – First South America Region opened in Chile
2012 – First European Region opened in Czech Republic
2013 – New Zealand Region opened
2016 – Opened in India
2018 – New Zealand North and South Island Regions open
2019 – New Zealand Franchisees have completed thousands of building reports
All A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspectors are internationally qualified as home inspectors and members of Internachi – the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors professional body.
They are all members of the A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspectors franchise network which operates in 19 different countries and has over 200 inspectors world-wide. In New Zealand alone, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspectors have conducted thousands of inspections. See our ratings on No Cowboy’s the independent building trades website.
Buying a new home may be the largest single investment you’ll ever consider. At A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections we understand this process very well having been involved in thousands of transactions. The buying process although very exciting, can sometimes seem somewhat overwhelming as well.
Having your potential purchase inspected by A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections franchise member will help alleviate much of the worry of the unknown and hidden costs that can surprise you during ownership.
The building inspection report you will receive electronically is a professional opinion based on a non-invasive, non-destructive visual inspection of the accessible components of the home / building. All house inspections are conducted in accordance with New Zealand standard NZS4306:2005 Residential Property Inspection.
Your A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspector will issue you with a NZ Standards certificate of inspection, as well as your property inspection report which will highlight marginal and defective items and include many photographs.
In New Zealand, unlike USA or Canada for example, there is no legal requirement for a building inspector to be qualified as a building inspector or for them to have professional indemnity insurance.
Many people mistakenly think a qualified builder is therefore a qualified home inspector. A builder is not normally qualified as a plumber, an electrician, a roofer, a heating and ventilation engineer or as a home inspector. A qualified house inspector is qualified as a house inspector which is a specialised profession and not as a builder or other trade.
Their purpose is to be qualified, trained, skilled and experienced at inspecting all components of a house / building and identifying any problems. All A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspectors carry both public liability insurance to $10,000,000 and professional indemnity insurance to $2,000,000, $4,000,000 in the aggregate and includes weather tightness issues. Our insurers are 100% underwritten by Lloyds of London.
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