Terms and Conditions
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IBIS 2000 Ltd Inspection Report
NZ Standard 4306:2005
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2000 Ltd (“IBIS”) agrees to prepare a report (“the Report”) for the person who
has requested the report (“the Customer”) based on the findings of a visual
inspection of the building inspected (“the building”) performed by IBIS. In the
report, IBIS will provide general comments on the condition of the building
as at the time of inspection.
Inspection Only Disclaimer
This is a report of
a visual only, non- invasive inspection of the areas of the building which were
readily visible at the time of inspection. The inspection did not include any
areas or components which were concealed or closed in behind finished surfaces
(such as plumbing, drainage, heating, framing, ventilation, insulation or
wiring) or which required the moving of anything which impeded access or limited
visibility (such as floor coverings, furniture, appliances, personal property,
vehicles, vegetation, debris or soil).
purpose of the inspection was to assess the general condition of the building
based on the limited visual inspection described in 2.1, this report may not
identify all past, present or future defects. Descriptions in this report of
systems or appliances relate to existence only and not adequacy or life
expectancy. Any area or component of the building or any item or system not
specifically identified in this report as having been inspected was excluded
from the scope of the inspection.
and Latent Defects
will not assess, and is not liable for, loss arising from defects
concealed by walls or linings, or within areas of the building that
cannot be accessed due to the lack of inspection hatches.
will not assess, and is not liable for, loss arising from defects arising from latent defects
in the building or in fixtures or fittings attached to the building; the
soundness of the structure of the building; or the presence of any rot, borer,
other pest infestation, or any other hidden defects.
IBIS will not
assess the presence of asbestos or the presence of and or use of or manufacture
of any chemical substances (e.g. DRUGS) in the building/property.
IBIS does not
agree to use a water meter to inspect the building unless specifically requested
to do so by the Customer. Where IBIS uses a water meter in inspecting the
building, it will use only a non-invasive water meter. IBIS will not assess
and is not liable for, loss arising from lack of wall/cladding cavities in
the building or for loss arising from use of a cladding cavity system in the
6.0 Structure, Electrical
Wiring, Appliances and Plumbing
not assess and is not liable for, defects relating to the structure,
electrical wiring, plumbing, gas piping and fitting, or home heating of the
premises as our consultants are not qualified to assess such facilities. IBIS
can arrange for these areas to be inspected by an appropriately qualified expert
at the Customer’s request, and at the Customer’s expense.
with Legislation and Building Standards
will not assess and is not liable for loss arising from non- compliance with the
NZ Building Code including the Code’s weathertightness requirements, or
structural aspects. On request, specialist inspections can be arranged of
weathertightness or structure or of any systems including electrical, plumbing,
gas or heating.
in the Report is to be construed as support by IBIS for the use of any
non-approved appliances (including swimming pools and spas). IBIS recommends
that any such non-approved appliance be removed or replaced with an approved
appliance, and that all required consents be obtained before installation.
Use of the Report
Report is prepared for private and confidential use only by the Customer.
Report may not be copied, reproduced or passed on, in whole or in part, in any
form whatsoever unless specifically authorised in writing by IBIS. Where IBIS
prepares the Report for a Vendor selling the building, the Vendor may give a
copy of the Report to any prospective purchaser of the building. The format and
the content of the report remains the property of I B I S 2000 Ltd.
Report may not be used or relied upon by any person other than the Customer
unless specifically authorised in writing by IBIS.
is not liable for any reliance placed on the Report, or any direct, indirect or
consequential loss suffered by any person other than the Customer.
Guarantees Act 1993
Nothing in these
terms shall be deemed to exclude or restrict any rights or remedies the Customer
may have under the Fair Trading Act 1986 or the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
unless the Customer intends to use the Report in whole or in part for business
to clause 9, where permitted by law:
the Customer intends to use the Report in whole or in part for business
purposes, the guarantees under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply;
its employees and agents exclude all statutory and common law conditions,
guarantees and warranties; will not be bound by any representations made unless
they are in writing; and will not be liable to the Customer for any claim for
breach of Statute or breach of duty in Tort (including negligence) or for any
claim in Equity or otherwise at law for any losses or damages whether general,
exemplary, punitive, direct, indirect or consequential in respect of the
services provided under this agreement except where it is due to the gross
negligence or wilful default of IBIS, its employees or agents; and
Customer’s sole remedy against IBIS will be limited to breach of contract and
IBIS's sole and total liability for any such claim shall be limited to the
amount of the Report fee in relation to the services provided.
The Customer will pay all sums due to IBIS in full without deduction of any
nature whether by way of set off (legal, equitable or otherwise), counterclaim,
or otherwise within 10 working days of delivery of the Report (“the due date”).
the Customer fails to make payment by the due date, then IBIS may, in addition
to any other remedy, charge penalty interest on the amount not paid at a rate
2.5% per month.
Customer will pay all costs and disbursements (including debt collection agency
costs and legal costs on a solicitor-client basis) incurred by IBIS in
recovering or attempting to recover any amounts outstanding under this