A pre-purchase inspection is a visual inspection of all the home’s major systems. The goal is to provide the buyer or seller with an understanding of the home’s overall condition before the sale takes place. It is not an inspection to determine if a home is “built to code,” but it will address current and potential issues that require attention, repair, maintenance or further follow-up.
Perfect houses do not exist. A pre-purchase inspection is necessary to assess any work or maintenance the home may require. During an on-site inspection, we look at all the major components – including the foundation, roof, structure, heating, plumbing, heating, ventilation, electrical, doors, windows and all interior finishes – and provide a detailed report the next day.
Conducted the same way as a pre-purchase inspection, a pre-listing inspection gives the vendor piece of mind and helps them proactively put potential purchasers at ease. It may also be used in conjunction with a vendor’s declaration. This approach can actually help the house sell quicker and for a higher value, as surprises found in a pre-purchase inspection can cost the seller money or even nullify the sale altogether. A pre-listing inspection can also be used as a guide if you choose to address/correct some of the items discovered during the inspection.