Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Why should I get a pre purchase house inspection?
    Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you will ever make and getting a pre purchase house inspection from a qualified building surveyor gives you piece of mind that you are well informed about the property before purchasing, so that you can make an informed decision.   Our inspections are non – biased and we work independently from agents and sellers, thus giving you a comprehensive written report to identify any issues the property may have.
  • How long does a house inspection take?
    Inspections times vary depending on the type of home, its age and size, but normally for an average three bedroom house, we would be looking at 3 hrs for a thorough onsite inspection that is carried out to NZS 4306:2005.
  • Do you do verbal walk through inspections?
    No absolutely not. Gusto Property Solutions only offers written reports compliant with NZS 3406:2005. To comply with this standard, all House Inspections must be documented in a written report that is then provided to the client. We want our clients to be able to read their house inspection and understand the pros and cons before purchasing, verbal walk through’s are open to people being misled or not fully understanding what the problems are with the property prior to purchasing.
  • What is Meth?
    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug, manufactured from a range of highly toxic and poisonous chemicals. Methamphetamine is an odorous stimulant which makes it impossible to detect without a test.
  • Why should I get a meth test done?
    Nobody wants to learn that their brand new home was formerly a P Lab. Testing your prospective home for meth contamination is highly recommended as living in a former meth house puts your family’s health at risk and can be very costly to proceed with decontamination.
  • I can get a cheaper house inspection done, would you drop your price?
    As the old saying goes”Cheaper is not always the best” Gusto Property Solutions are BOINZ Accredited Building Surveyors priced very competitively in the marketplace for our outstanding service. You receive a written comprehensive and compliant to NZS 3406:2005 property report. You will not be disappointed with Gusto’s service. Gusto Properly Solutions has Professional Indemnity insurance (PI) and Public Liability Insurance.