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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection evaluates the current condition of the home. Instead of assessing strictly cosmetic features, a home inspection looks into the comprehensive performance of the home. The inspection is typically documented in a written report and is in essence a fundamentally visual examination.

What are the associated costs for an inspection?

A home inspection will generally range between $350-$500. The costs vary depending on factors such as property type, cumulative size, and location.

How long does a home inspection take?

A home inspection on average takes 2-3 hours to complete. Nonetheless, the total time can range depending on the size and complexity of the property.

Who pays for the inspection?

In most cases, the buyer will pay for the home inspection unless otherwise agreed upon.

When is a home inspection done?

A home inspection is commonly completed prior to subject removal.

Who is present during an inspection?

Both the Buyer’s agent and Seller’s agent may be present. It is also recommended for the buyers to be present.

What if there are deficiencies?

If deficiencies are found, the buyer may have the possibility to negotiate the price or not remove the subject depending on the contract.

What are some things a home inspection may look into?

  1. Roof
  2. Structure
  3. Overall exterior
  4. Interior and exterior walls
  5. Electrical and plumbing system
  6. Heating and Air Conditioning system
  7. Insulation and Air/Vapour Barriers
  8. Overall interior
  9. Windows
  10. Flooring
  11. Mechanical and Natural Ventilation systems
  12. Parking garage
  13. If the property is a condo/apartment/townhouse; then amenities and lobby

Who do we recommend for a home inspection?

We recommend choosing only currently registered and highly qualified home inspectors with an active British Columbia home inspector license number. Research your potential home inspectors to see if they have memberships in industry groups and client testimonials.

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