Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections
WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?
This enables buyers and sellers in obtaining timely information essential for evaluating the condition of the property. This is our only business.
Once you have decided upon a house you like, evaluate it carefully. Remember that you must live in it, as well as with your choice. Your purchase is a large investment. Information affecting the value, desirability, and condition of the property is your right.
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE THE HOUSE INSPECTED?
Real Estate agents are quite familiar with the procedures involved when a home inspector is required. Typically, a standard conditional clause is included in the Agreement of Purchase. What this means to you is that the purchase of the home is contingent upon the findings of a home inspection.
WHAT IS COVERED IN A HOME INSPECTION?
We will provide you with a written onsite report. You'll know the facts concerning the physical condition of the property you are buying or selling. Information about the materials and building techniques along with helpful maintenance tips, will be documented in your easy to understand report. We're also available after the inspection for free telephone consultations.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE REPORT REVEALS CONCERNS?
However, if you are aware that any problems or defects are not necessarily something "terribly wrong" and look at them simply from "how much will it cost to have it work properly", then you will have a better, more objective understanding of the true nature of the situation.
Frequently, apparent shortcomings in homes are "part and parcel" of an area or item which you would like to change or renovate, and unless an item is of immediate concern to your comfort or safety, correction is therefore a redundant point.
DO I HAVE TO BE THERE?
On the spot reporting. The systematic reports are created on-site and delivered at the end of the inspection.
HOW LONG DOES THE INSPECTION TAKE?
You can complete your home purchase with peace of mind, knowing the condition of the structure and all its systems and equipment.
DO QUALIFIED HOME INSPECTORS BELONG TO ANY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS?
All our home inspections are performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics of the OAHI, CAHI.
We have been conducting Home Inspections continuously since 1991 and provide unbiased, objective reporting.