Residential Inspections Services Ltd t/a The Master Inspector Association of New Zealand (mianz.org.nz) and its Members known as Registered Master Inspectors (RMI®) are in no way responsible financially or otherwise for individual members actions, omissions, statements, and liability.
The purpose of the members report is to identify areas of interest/concern, NOT to provide independent expert advice on specific elements and NOT to recommend solutions to faults identified. The purpose of the Inspection is to provide an impartial visual account of the property’s general state being the next best step toward assisting a client in determining the appropriateness of the inspected property to their individual threshold for maintenance and repair.
By engaging a Master inspector Association of New Zealand Member to the extent permitted by law the Members client hereby release, waive, discharge and hold blameless the Master Inspector Association, its members and all persons entities and contractors connected to the Master Inspector Association from any and all liability for omissions, negligence, personal injury (including mental injury), property damage, property theft, loss of personal equipment and all other foreseeable risks, claims or actions of any kind (including negligence) whatever and however occurring which may arise, at any time, from or in connection with, directly or indirectly, as a consequence of Master Inspection Association Members carrying out Property Inspections on behalf of clients.
The Members property report is not a Code of Compliance Certificate or a Certificate of Acceptance under the Building Act. It is also not a statement that the property complies with the requirements of any other Act, regulation, or by-law. Nor is the property report a warranty against problems developing with the building after the date of the report. Members inspections should not be confused with an appraisal, building code inspection or any guarantee of any kind, but as a tool to aid you to be better prepared and knowledgeable.
The member may make All reasonable attempts to identify any significant defects visible at the time of the inspection. The Member has not moved furniture, fixtures, stored items, soils, plants, checked window/door locks, etc at the time of inspection. Members cannot see inside walls or other concealed areas and cannot detect damage or defects that are not visible in most cases.
Using a Master Inspection Association Member to carry out an inspection of a property is not a guarantee the property complies with any Act, Building Code or Council bylaw, nor is it a guarantee all defects will be detected. Any area not specifically identified in the members report is excluded from the scope of the inspection.
The aid of testing equipment may be used at the time of inspection, but these tools have limitations and cannot detect defects in all circumstances. Whether or not services have been used for some time prior to an inspection being carried out may affect the detection of leaks and other defects. For example, in the case of a shower enclosure, the absence of any dampness at the time of inspection does not necessarily mean that the enclosure will not leak.
By ordering an inspection by a Master Inspector Association Member, the Client acknowledges that the Client has reviewed, understood, and accepted the Master Inspector Association of New Zealand Terms and Conditions AND the Individual member carrying out the inspection Terms and Conditions and the SCOPE OF INSPECTION within the members inspection report. The Inspector's liability for mistakes or omissions in the inspection report is limited to a refund of the fee paid for the inspection and report. The liability of the inspector's principals, agents, and employees is also limited to the fee paid. This limitation applies to anyone who is damaged or has to pay expenses of any kind because of mistakes or omissions in the inspection and report. This liability limitation is binding on client and client's spouses, heirs, principals, assigns and anyone else who may otherwise claim through client. The Client assumes the risk of all losses greater than the fee paid for the inspection. The Client agrees to immediately accept a refund of the fee paid as full settlement of any and all claims, which may ever arise from any inspection carried out by a Member of the Master Inspector Association, mianz.org.nz
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