Knowing what to Expect and the limitations
Purchasing a home is a very large investment for many Canadians. It is so important to familiarize yourself with all of the activities related to buying a house so that you are making an informed choice. Many people get a home inspection done as part of their home buying decision.
Typically an inspector takes 2 to 3 hours to complete their visual inspection which means the inspector is not expected to displace flooring and tiling or check water or air samples (based on std. 2000 square feet home). An inspector cannot look through walls or predict future performance or estimate lifespan on a home. The home inspector is evaluating the home in its current state and condition on that date and time.
When the inspector has completed the examination of your potential home, you will receive a written report which outlines the findings from the inspection. If you have any questions about the report, is important to speak to the inspector to clarify the findings.
It is a good idea to read through the association’s standards and code of ethics to help you understand precisely what to expect from your inspection.
Our report will describe the major Home Systems, their crucial components, and there operability. Defects will be adequately described, and the report will include recommendations. Our report will also disclaim portions of the home not inspected. Industry standards of practice are designed to identify both the requirements of a home inspection and the limitations of the inspection.
The client is strongly advised to clarify anything that they don’t understand.
At Assure Property Solutions we recommend that you attend and participate in the home inspection. If you are unable to attend, we will send the report to you electronically, then set up a time to go over the report in person, either face-to-face or over the telephone at your convenience. We will provide you with our expert unbiased assessment of the home in order for you to make a well informed decision.
The Role of a Home Inspector