Monday, 19 February 2018

Can I hire my own home inspector before making an offer?

Can I hire my own home inspector before making an offer?

I’d like to have a Home Inspector Brampton check out a property before I make an offer. The seller says she hired a home inspector and there’s nothing wrong with the place. Should I take her word for it?

You’re going to need more details about the seller’s inspection before you make a decision. If the inspection was recent, and you’re convinced the inspector was qualified and took a thorough look at the seller’s home, you might have enough information. If the seller is sketchy with the details, can’t provide you with a copy of the written report, or you still have questions or concerns about the state of the house, I strongly advise you to insist upon your own inspection. Please keep in mind that you will first require the seller’s permission first.

A home inspection is an on-site, in-person visual assessment of a home’s condition. An inspector will look at the home’s features and components and provide you with an honest appraisal of its overall condition without poking any holes in the building. Some inspectors may also be able to provide additional services, such as checking indoor air quality, or collecting and sending swab samples to a lab to detect mould. If you’re looking for a qualified Home Inspector Brampton, remember that your real estate will likely be able to point you in the right direction.

Certain items, such as oil tanks, wells and septic systems should be inspected by someone who is qualified and knowledgeable in those types of inspections.

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