Building Condition Assessments provide owners with an important first alert to perhaps minor problems that could over time result in major problems or even structural failure. A building condition assessment will also highlight if any major problems exist which could affect safety and stability. Prospective purchasers often use building condition assessments to determine if a property needs work and use the report as a base for valuation. The building industry is still dealing with the "Leaky Homes" issue - building condition assessments are used by insurers to settle claims related to subsequent failures or claims against contractors.
Building condition assessments are required for buildings in Christchurch to determine their safety in the event of further earthquakes.
Where applicable Assessco work in association with Forman & Associates Ltd undertaking Building Condition Assessments for insurance companies, property owners or purchasers and with Local Authorities as part of their long term planning process.