Technical building inspection buying house in the Netherlands

Technical building inspection buying house in the Netherlands

A technical inspection report in English

For expats, we can organize a technical inspection report for buying a house in the Netherlands. Also called a home inspection or technical survey. This report is written in English. Buying a house in Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague? Our inspection company works nationwide. The rate is € 516.

Why should I want a building inspection report?

Basically, because you’re taking a massive risk if you don’t. An inspection may reveal hidden structural problems that you might not see with the untrained eye.

If you don’t organize a pre-purchase inspection, and you find out later that your property is having a lot of problems, you’ll be responsible for fixing those faults. That can result in a significant gap in your saving account.

This technical inspection provides you with information regarding the technical condition of the house and its structures. This assessment will also prevent you from shortcomings and defects.

To give you the service you really need when buying a house, our inspection company has developed an English technical inspection report. In most cases, they can also provide an inspector with good knowledge of the English language, so that you can easily communicate and ask questions during the inspection of your new property.

We also have people at our office who speak English very well, so feel free to call us when you have any questions according to structural problems with any kind of property.

Our clients are encouraged to join the inspector during the inspection. It enables you to ask questions about the property and try to discover whether a crack in the wall is nostalgia or a serious structural defect.

Do you work nationwide?
We work nationwide and have inspections done at the following cities: Amsterdam; The Hague; Rotterdam; Utrecht.

Also, we work in Belgium. We are active, especially around the border areas and in Flanders. Outside of these places you can ask us if there are possibilities.

Old electrics
It was customary to have cotton casings around the electric wires. This situation creates a fire hazard. A faulty connection can also lead to a fire hazard. An inspector also tests sample sockets and the meter cupboard.
Plumbing defects
It’s a common problem with old houses since there’s an expiration date for pipes. The older the building is, the higher the risk that the network is faulty, leaky and smelly. This can lead to damp, burst, structural problems, less water pressure, and rat infestation. Be especially observant when visiting an old apartment building, since even if you spend the money to repair it, there’s a chance that the whole place has an old network and the quality of your water may suffer from it. Avoid buying a money pit.
Is this construction report NHG-proof?
This inspection is also approved for mortgages with NHG. All lenders in the Netherlands accept this report.

What can you expect of our technical inspection and inspection report?

Our technical inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. Our technical inspections are conducted by an inspector. This inspector has the training and certifications to perform this kind of inspections. Our inspectors prepare and deliver you a complete and extensive report of their findings. You can use this knowledge to make the right decisions about your real estate purchase.

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Don’t buy a pig in a poke and invest in a technical inspection

The inspection will include the evaluation of the visible and accessible elements of the home including:

  • Foundation, crawlspace and the condition of floors;
  • Sewer, ventilation, plumbing;
  • Floors, walls, maintenance, masonry and constructional elements;
  • Moisture measurement;
  • Roof, tiles, gutters, zinc and chimney;
  • Roofing and Roof construction;
  • Facade, cousins, windows, glass, doors, etc;
  • Visual review of the central heating system and its components;
  • Visual review electrical system and its components;
  • Visual review maintenance kitchen;
  • Visual review sanitary;
  • Lead water pipes.



Video technical inspection report


You will get your report the same day as the inspection

During the inspection, we can give you an impression of the condition of the property. The official report of the inspection will be ready the same day of the inspection. We will send the official report by e-mail. You also can attend the inspection. This gives you the opportunity to discuss matters directly with the home inspector.

A technical inspection is a visual and non-destructive inspection. If we find asbestos during the inspection, we will mention this in the report. Looking for the presence of asbestos is not an official part of the technical inspection.

The technical inspection cost € 516 including VAT. We offer an officially certified asbestos inspection at the same time as the home inspection for an extra cost of € 59,00 including VAT.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

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Interested in buying a house in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam for example? Our financial advisors can help you in selecting and closing the best mortgage with the lowest interest rates. We also can help you with improving your existing mortgage.

Do you want to learn more about the possibilities of obtaining a mortgage?

Our orientation meeting is free of charge and can be at your place.

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