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PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION

AN INSPECTION BY PROFESSIONALS

The importance of a pre-purchase inspection by a professional

Buying a house, condo, cottage or rental property is a safe investment. But it is still necessary to know how to choose the good before buying it. This is why the pre-purchase inspection is essential. Indeed, sellers can sometimes be very inventive in the art of hiding the faults of a home in order to be able to set a higher price. The service of a professional inspector will allow you to avoid this kind of trap.

Pre-purchase inspection 

L'pre-purchase inspection  is an assessment of the general conditions of a property, condo, chalet or building for sale. Only a building inspector who is a member of a professional association is able to carry out a meticulous visual examination to determine the true condition of all the components of the coveted.

Clearly, the inspector is responsible for noting apparent defects and, as far as possible, identifying signs that could demonstrate potential hidden defects that often hold very unpleasant surprises for the buyer. Depending on the size and condition of the property, the review can take several hours. The inspector must check everything: the foundations, the structures, the floors, the ceilings, the walls, the roof, the doors, the flashings, the eaves, the electrical, ventilation and heating system. He must also ensure that the building is not invaded by pests, mold, etc. The inspection report therefore lists in detail all the defects of the property.

The pre-purchase inspection to lower the price of the property

If, after the inspection, you find that there are faults that require repair or replacement, you must show them to the seller. During the negotiation, it is advisable to ask the seller to deduct the amount of the repair from the price of the property.
The other option, after getting hold of the defects in the house involving additional expenses, is to ask the current owner to carry out all the necessary repairs before closing the sale. This solution can be more interesting if you want to acquire a property in perfect condition, without having to take care of the work needed to meet your expectations.

Pre-purchase inspection to predict future expenses

If you decide to buy the property after having negotiated the price, the inspection report allows you to establish a general budget for the work to be done and to plan the tasks to be carried out. You'll be better organized and know when your new home will be fully ready.

In summary, having a property inspected before buying it is a great way to protect your interests. But it is essential to find a reliable and competent inspector with errors and omissions insurance.

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