Pre-Purchase Residential and Commercial Property Inspection – From $475.00

Do you need a reliable, high-quality property report for your home in New Zealand? Reach out to the experts at CPRNZ today for premium inspection services.

What is a Pre-Purchase Property Report?

A pre-purchase property report is a useful tool for prospective homeowners. You must know everything about your new home or commercial property, and the only method of gathering this information accurately is through a pre-purchased property report. Our owner, Travis Mackay, has more than 25 years’ worth of experience in the field and is a qualified level 7 structural engineer.

What Does the Process Involve?

A residential or commercial property inspection follows a simple process. It is a visual inspection of the essential, core systems that uphold the foundations and structural integrity of your property. As a result, we’ll inspect the exterior of the property, including the roof, structure and drainage system. Following this, our team will then verify the safety of your plumbing system, heating, insulation and electrical network.

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Our inspector will perform a detailed inspection of your ceiling space, verifying the quality of your property’s insulation, rafters, ventilation, trusses, wiring attachments and other crucial factors.


We’ll identify issues (if any) related to your chimney, vents, gutters, shingles, skylights, drip edges or downpipes. If you have any broken tiles, we’ll be sure to spot them!


In terms of the interior of your home, we’ll carefully assess the quality of your floors (carpet, floorboards, vinyl), stairs, walls, furnishings, sinks, cabinets, appliances (built-in), smoke detectors and various forms of shelving.


The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior of your home. In fact, exterior renovations can be even more costly than internal repairs, mainly because outdoor patios and verandas often don’t receive the same maintenance care as the interior of the house. We’ll perform a detailed inspection of cladding materials, balconies, entryways, walkways, driveways and patio areas.

Warning Signs

During this process, we’ll be on the lookout for warning signs, like leaks in the roof, dripping faucets and other potential moisture problems. Once moisture seeps into your walls, the damage can be rapid and irreparable, so you must point out any areas of concern during the inspection. Even small things that might seem unimportant or innocuous at the time should be addressed, like doors or windows that don’t open or close correctly (which could prove a severe safety hazard).

How Long Does it Take?

At CPRNZ, we understand your desire for the process to be quick and efficient. Nonetheless, it is vital that the process isn’t rushed, since small signs could be missed or overlooked. This is why our experience is crucial – we can move through different stages at the process quickly while maintaining attentiveness and quality of service.

Depending on the size of your home or commercial property, the process generally takes around 90 minutes. Once the process is completed, our inspector will talk you through any issues your home might have or any vital signs you should be mindful of into the future.

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Why Us?

So, why should you choose CPRNZ as your pre-purchase home inspector? Well, as outlined earlier, we have decades’ worth of industry experience. Our founder and owner, Travis Mackay, is incredibly skilled in this area, ensuring that you have access to the best of the best.

We use a two-person inspection system, ascertaining complete coverage of your property. We use the Spectora Inspection software and have completed close to 6000 inspections across New Zealand. Our reports focus on every detail (major or minor) while highlighting all the positives of your home or property (not usually completed by inspectors). Following the inspection, you’ll receive a comprehensive report from our team, enabling you to make informed decisions about your prospective property.