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About Us

Since 1996, Property Check has provided reports on residential and commercial properties in Christchurch, Canterbury and Marlborough. We are qualified building surveyors that are members of the 'New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors'. This means we have up-to-date skills and knowledge to provide building reports that you can rely on and therefore be rest assured we have got it right.   We can investigate any property top to bottom for defective building work, weather tightness, drainage issues and for any recent or historic earthquake damage. With our specialty being in investigating properties for pre-purchase or pre-sale it matters to us that we give the right information to you so you can move ahead with confidence.   Our reports are clear, straightforward, informative and use plain English whilst also explaining in detail the significant issues so you can understand what to expect from your property.  

Why Choose Property Check


Meet the team

  • Over 20 Years in building and administration, providing leadership and quality control
  • Diploma in Building Surveying
  • Member of New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Certified Weathertightness Assessor
  • Registered Independent Qualified Person (IQP)
  • 10 years building surveying experience


Kevin Maitland
  • 25 years’ experience in the building industry
  • 19 years’ experience as self-employed builder
  • 6 years’ building surveying experience
  • Licensed Building Practitioner
  • Member of New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Diploma in Building Surveying
Hades / Kore
  • Custom built ‘ underfloor robot’
  • 200 mm high
  • Specialist at inspecting floor voids and going where humans can’t go
  • High definition video and still camera to record what it finds
  • Available in Canterbury and Malborough

Become a building surveyor


Property Check has exciting contract employment opportunities for people interested in starting a career as a building surveyor and residential building inspections. Ranging from anywhere in Mid to North Canterbury and Marlborough. Residential building surveying is a very rewarding career and has many benefits such as ongoing and updated future learning, endless future career development choices, interesting day to day work. This is an ideal opportunity for experienced carpenters, builders and building professionals to hang up the apron or step out of the heavy thinking day to day office work and take on the enjoyable role of house inspections.  We provide an effective pathway to train and become members of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors.


  • Self-employment without day to day administration tasks
  • A balanced mix of outside work and office work
  • Property Check’s administration team take bookings, complete the written reports and provide quality control – you just inspect the buildings
  • Full professional hands on training by Property Check and be up and running in a short timeframe
  • No franchise fees – just the small initial outlay of start-up costs for your own equipment
  • Start out as part time and build up the business
  • An opportunity to work with professionals where you will develop sought after expertise in the residential property market and generate other building surveying opportunities
  • No marketing overheads
  • Build a rewarding and satisfying long term career

Experience and knowledge required

To apply to Property Check you will need at a minimum the following:
  • 10 years practical experience as a qualified residential carpenter/builder and currently registered as a Licensed Building Practitioner ; or Diploma in Building Surveying, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying with 10 years of experience in one or more of those fields and a current registered membership with an appropriate organisation
  • Sound knowledge of the materials and construction methods of residential buildings in New Zealand
  • The desire to work in the building inspection industry and develop professional work ethics and skills


To discuss this exciting opportunity please contact Darin Devanny in confidence on: