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“I employed Alistair Simpson of Straight Up Inspections to do building inspections on several properties before we were successful in buying one at auction.  In each case Alistair performed the job in a very professional manner.  His house inspection and builders report was thorough and he spent several hours at each house.  He was also easy to deal with and stated his opinion clearly.  I am very happy to recommend Alistair to those seeking a reliable and professional house or building inspector.” - L Abeynaike

"I just wanted to say that Alistair did a fantastic job. It was a bit of a sensitive conversation informing an excited property buyer and heartbroken owner that the newest part of the house was exceptionally problematic due to previous work done, and he was clear and honest while still very sensitive to both of us. I was impressed by how well he explained things in laymen's terms without a hint of patronisation or dumbing down (which is unfortunately alarmingly common as a woman buyer). 
Thank you so much for the fantastic service, a very clear building report, and timely results.
I will absolutely be using your property inspection service the next next time I find a house that I want to make an offer on (hopefully soon because this is NOT a fun game anymore)." -
LI, Waikato

“As first time home buyers we were unsure of the building report process. On a Sunday afternoon we phoned expecting to get an answer phone but the call was answered by Claire at StraightUp inspections. The information we were given was so helpful along with a very competitive price to other company's we had phoned. Claire answered all of our questions, from then she emailed us an invoice with a very easy payment method app attached which made that part so quick & easy also. We were booked in to have the home inspected within 48 hours of our call. The report was done at the property, It was by far more in-depth than we expected. It gave us great knowledge of the property we were about to purchase, with a great underlining of what we needed to look at now and in future. We found Alistair and Claire so easy and hassle free to deal with. Supporting a locally owned business run from home is what we pride in also. We would be happy to use them again if we ever require to do so. Highly recommended. We would just like to say a massive thank you for your work and follow up work you have done for us.” - The Curtis family. 

"We requested Straight Up Inspections to come and inspect our new house in Paparimu as we were looking at moving from the city to the country ‘good life’. Alistair was able to make an evening appointment for us as it’s quite a way to travel and I wasn’t able to get there before 5pm.
I work in the construction industry myself but wanted the security of a qualified builder to make sure I wasn’t missing anything, and as I don’t know all of the regulations did not want to make any costly mistakes. As it turns out Alistair pointed out 2 issues that I would never have considered, and actually allowed me to negotiate with the previous owner for a discount. Friendly service and lots of advice, we would recommend their property inspection services to anyone."
- Drue & Kirstie

"I am glad we employed Alistair Simpson to do the inspection on a house we were planning to buy. His attention to detail and thorough knowledge of building construction were invaluable. He identified issues in the house that had enabled us to re-negotiate our purchase price, saving us thousands. This is probably the biggest single purchase you'll ever make. Go with a house inspection expert who will make sure you aren't set up for an expensive surprise. Can't recommend Alistair Simpson enough for that job." - Katherine and David