WHAT IS A HOUSE, BUILDING OR HOME INSPECTION?
A building, home or house inspection is a thorough visual examination of the structure and systems of a property for the purposes of
providing an objective, independent, professional opinion about the condition of the property. If you are thinking
of buying a home or condominium you should have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced and impartial professional inspector.
WHY DO I NEED A PROPERTY OR HOME INSPECTION?
The purchase of a home or condominium is one of the largest single investments you will ever make. You should know what to expect
in terms of needed repairs and maintenance. A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious problems. Stains on the ceiling may be
signs of a chronic roof leak or may be caused by a single incident. The house inspector reviews these and other clues, then presents a
professional opinion of the properties current condition to help you avoid unpleasant surprises afterward. An inspection can also
point out the positive aspects of a building as well as the type of maintenance needed to keep it in proper shape. After the
inspection you will have a much clearer understanding of the property, and be able to make a more confident purchasing decision.
WHAT IF THE PROPERTY OR HOUSE INSPECTION REVEALS PROBLEMS?
If the building/home inspector finds problems in the building, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy it, only that you will know in advance
what type of repairs it may need. The seller may be willing to make repairs to any significant problems found by the inspector.
If you do not wish to become involved in future repair work, you may decide not to buy the property. The choice is yours.