Module 5: Residential Property Inspections

8:30 AM
5:00 PM


Course Overview:

A pre-purchase inspection requires a very broad range of knowledge on building methods, materials and attributes. Pre-purchase reports form a critical step in owning a house which in turn affects every New Zealander. It is therefore crucial that pre-purchase inspections are done well and by people with the correct knowledge and experience.

The purpose of the module is to provide participants with guidance on the required standards and knowledge for working in this part of the industry.

The module covers:
 What is and who relies on a pre-purchase inspection
 Knowledge and literature needed, to complete an inspection and report
 Worksafe New Zealand guidelines
 NZS4306 Residential property Inspection requirements
 Identifying the defects
 Communicating findings
 Associated legal matters
 The processes involved
 Healthy homes
 Dealing with complaints
 Record keeping
 Equipment needed


 Duration 75 minutes based on the theoretical aspect of the course
 Closed book assessment
 The exam for each module is conducted at the end of the course day.