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Do I need an Inspection If I'm Buyin A Condo?

What is a condo inspection?

A condo inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the condo by a qualified professional. It is designed to inform you of the condition of the property, the life expentancy of its major systems. It will also include observations and recommendations, for example – issues with doors / hardware, caulking / grout, air filters, and more… A condo inspection will also give you "the big picture" of your decision.

 

How long will my condo inspection take?

A basic condo inspection will depend on the size of the unit, its condition, and age. Generally speaking, a condo inspection will take around one to two hours on average.

 

Why do I need a condo inspection?

Purchasing a condo is a big decision for everyone. It is very important to know as much as you can before making a decision. A condo inspection can save you time and costly repairs as well as give you a good understanding of the condo's condition before you buy.

 

What does a condo inspection include?

The condo and all of its major structures and systems will be inspected. This includes the condition of the condos plumbing and electrical system, heating and air conditioning system, patio, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, appliances, walls, doors, windows, flooring, and all visible structures within the unit. A computer genersted report will be generated for your inspection and digital pictures are included.

 

What happens if something is wrong with the condo that I was not aware of?

Our inspections are designed to give you an overview of the condition of the condo. If a major problem turns up during the inspection the buyer may try to negotiate with the seller. It is best that the buyer have a condo inspection in order to avoid discovering needed costly repairs after they move in and to ensure they make a good investment. For the seller it is important that they know the condition of their condo to avoid this surprise as well.