Know before you buy. The Buyer’s home inspection reviews site influences, the condition of the building envelope, the structure, mechanical systems and interior factors that affect comfort and security. The inspection report is essential, not optional, to ensure that the Buyer is receiving full value for their investment, as well as being made aware of the timeframe and resources needed to deal with the issues uncovered. Prior to making the commitment, the Buyer will know about:
Home builders in BC provide new home warranties with:
An owner may want to confirm that the building components are performing as required by using a home inspector at the above milestones. The inspection report will document any deficiencies in a “punch list” of items needing attention under the warranty. It is important that this inspection be done at least six weeks before the anniversary date, in order that notification is received prior to the expiry.
Be prepared. The Seller’s inspection will identify major known, unknown and ignored issues with the property. The Seller can choose to correct, ignore or receive estimates only. Advantages are significant:
When the owner hires an architect to design and contractors to build their new home, the owner can uses the services of an inspector to act as Owner’s Representative (OR). The OR attends to the details during the construction period including:
This inspection is conducted prior to occupancy. The home builder notifies the Buyer when their property is ready for the walk through inspection. A prudent Buyer can request that a home inspector accompany them on the pre-delivery walk through. The Buyer cannot back out of the deal with the pre-delivery inspection; however, its proper use is to verify that the builder has satisfied all contractual conditions with respect to square footage, type of components, material finishes, sizing of systems and any agreed to extras. A “punch list” is produced with completion dates and signed-off by both parties.