Database Search

Database Search

Nervous about buying a house in post-quake Christchurch and wider Canterbury? So are we.

Can you afford to get it wrong?  Buyers need to Slow down!

Knowledge is the key and we have this knowledge, that is why many professionals recommend you talk to Risknet before you put pen to paper or bid at auction.

We hold vital property information that others don’t. This data includes quake-damaged houses that have resold as being repaired. Everyone knows the term “For sale As Is Where Is” (no insurance or warranties, or future transfer of claims). What about the Cash Settlements? Yes, we have records of many of those also.

Our supporters include MBIE, CCC, REA. Our clients include both buyers and sellers.

Remember, sales agents sell to your emotions, Risknet deals in facts. Best you call us first 022 609 6026

The cost to Search database $35.00.

How to pay

Direct internet banking to account 38-9017-0469332-00. Risknet Limited, Kiwibank. You must email with your name and phone number.

or Bank to Bank via POLI Pay – follow this link 

Note 50% of the Search fee is credited to you when you use other Risknet Due diligence services.
What is Polipay? POLI is a low fee, Bank to Bank payment facilitator, NZ based and used by large NZ company brands that include Air NZ, Jetstar, and the Warehouse. Don’t want to use POLI, just email here and we’ll send you payment options.

What a Positive result looks like

Details include confirmation of how the property was promoted for sale or sold, the address as originally advertised and the sales agent.

We recommend you request a copy of the following:

Advertisement Copy

A copy of the advertisement or record of sale or promotion of the property may be requested for verification purposes.  This will be sent as a pdf or jpg attachment

Property files

When available, these files may be requested. Files may include EQC and insurance scopes of works, engineers or building reports, or other relevant data that the vendor or agent at the time of the promotion of the property bundled with the promotional material.

Critical additional services offered by Risknet as part of any Pre-purchase due diligence:

Floor level survey       Find out more here

Knowing the floor levels of a residential dwelling are a vital component of any pre-purchase due diligence that may provide a benchmark for any future claims.

2nd Opinion

$250 gets you a starting point to Risknet reviewing the property documentation you hold in relation to the property you own or the property you are looking to purchase. We can act in an advisory role or facilitate the entire process, whatever you are comfortable with. Call Stuart Fletcher personally on 022 609 6026

Building inspections & Specialist reports.      Find out more about services here

Example of Positive result

The benefits of using Risknet should not stop at a search result. Ensure you are not exposing yourself to unnecessary risk by discussing other service options with us on 022 609 6026. We will credit 50% of the database search fee when you use another one of our due diligence services.


All information sent to clients has been sourced from previously publicly available information and is not to be copied, reproduced or used for commercial purposes.

We endeavor to provide our clients with the most up to date information, including relevant references to historical information on the property of interest, however, despite our best efforts over the years; some properties may not have been captured therefore we have a process around how to guide clients through a comprehensive due diligence investigation. We are constantly talking with Conveyancing lawyers so feel free to discuss options with us. Please refer to our terms and conditions on our main page.

Disclaimer: Database information is limited to previously available public information at the time of collection. Some properties may not appear on the database due to numerous reasons, including but not limited to private sales.. Risknet Limited and/or its subsidiaries endeavour to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided, but do not guarantee its accuracy and reliability and accept no liability (whether in tort or in contract  or otherwise) for any loss or damage arising from any inaccuracies or omissions.