Home Inspections Services:
- Pre-purchase Inspections
This is the most common form of home inspection. After the house sale contract is signed, and before the conditions are lifted, the house purchaser hires a house inspector to conduct an inspection of the house to be purchased according to the house inspection clause in the agreement. During the inspection, the house inspector will inspect the various systems and components of the house in accordance with the “Home Inspection Operating Standards” to determine whether there are obvious problems with the house, which items need to be repaired or replaced, and possible costs. The main purpose of home inspection is to identify the current state of the house, provide buyers with the necessary information and objective third-party opinions to help them make clear buying and selling decisions.
- Pre-offer Inspections
Pre-offer Inspections means that the buyer is particularly interested in a certain house. Before the offer (that is, before the sale and purchase agreement is signed), in order to understand the condition of the house in detail, an inspection of the house is arranged. In this way, the buyer can cancel the inspection conditions in future offers. This is especially applicable in the case of Multiple Offers, as this will make the offer very attractive and advantageous. In addition, this method is also appropriate when the buyer and the seller have reached a certain intention in advance, or if the seller does not accept the house inspection clause in the agreement.It should be emphasized that the buyer should obtain the seller’s consent before performing the house inspection. The seller should try not to arrange other people to visit the house during the house inspection time.
- Pre-listing Inspections
Pre-listing Inspections refer to home inspections performed by the seller before listing the home. On the one hand, it can help the seller to better understand the condition of its own house, on the other hand, it can identify problems that may cause the buyer’s attention or concern in advance, so as to provide true and accurate information for the Vendor’s Disclosure Form, and have sufficient time to be reasonable The price performs some necessary repairs to the problems found during the inspection to avoid affecting the price of the house. Even if the seller does not want to repair or replace anything, it is proactive and beneficial to make clear to the buyer the condition of the house and the seller’s attitude. Seeing a professional “Home Inspection Report” as soon as possible, buyers may no longer require a house inspection clause in the house sale agreement, thereby facilitating the successful conclusion of a house sale transaction.
- Pre-delivery Inspections
New home delivery inspections are usually performed before the buyer officially takes over the new house, that is, when they are asked to sign a “Certificate of Completion and Possession”. Buyers will have the opportunity to inspect their new home with the builder’s representative and identify and document those projects that are incomplete and do not meet the sale and purchase agreement. This is the responsibility entrusted to the buyer, and the sooner all issues are addressed, the better. In the process, I will work with you to point out unfinished or problematic projects, as well as handicraft or material shortcomings. New home delivery inspections often identify issues that have been overlooked by government and builder inspectors, allowing them to be repaired in time under the new home insurance plan or by the builder. Buyers are advised to ask the inspector to inform the builder in advance.
- Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Home inspection before new house warranty expires means that the house inspector performs a house inspection before the house warranty period ends, so that the builder can repair the problems found during the house inspection process before the house warranty period ends. So that the problem can be properly resolved.
The Ontario New Home Insurance Plan covers:
New house after delivery
- Problems caused by handicrafts or materials within one year;
- Leakage from outside to inside within two years and problems with plumbing, electricity and heating systems;
- Major structural issues within seven years
During this period, the homeowner has the responsibility to notify the builder and the new home insurance plan in writing of any problems found before the insurance expires at each stage so that the problems can be properly resolved. Before one, two, and seven years expire, homeowners can contact us to inspect their homes for further processing in a timely manner.
Benefits of home inspection before warranty expires
As a new home owner you may be under the misguided impression that nothing can go wrong because your home is new. The truth is that many things can go wrong. Some of these might have been obvious during the first couple of months of occupancy, but, there are many hidden defects that the average homeowner doesn’t have the experience or knowledge to find. Statistically, most problems that occur with homes that are up to 10 years old began when the home was new within the first year of occupancy!
A home inspection before you closed on your home doesn’t guarantee that the systems will work at optimal performance levels after the first year of ownership. Building materials often expand and contract with weather changes and the new construction will settle. Problems may come to fruition during the first year of occupancy that were not immediately apparent when you first moved into your home.
Why should I get a home inspection on such new construction?
- Ultimately, the builder is responsible for repairs to your home within the first year of construction
- The cost of the warranty repairs have already been calculated into the purchase price of your home. In essence, you have already paid for the repairs so it makes sense to take advantage of a builder warranty inspection.
- The cost of an inspection will be far less than the cost of repairs that you now won’t have to pay out of pocket for in the future!
Uchoice Home Inspections will work with you as your one year builder warranty is about to expire. Once your home has been inspected we will provide you with a comprehensive report so you have the knowledge and detailed documentation to discuss any problems regarding the quality of materials or workmanship with your home builder. Statistics indicate that an educated homeowner is better equipped at getting the builder to correct or repair any items that are not up to standard.
Home Builder Warranty Inspection Checklist
Uchoice Home Inspections offers a full service, top to bottom, builder warranty inspection. The primary goal is to provide a thorough inspection along with a detailed report that will list items that are installed wrong, missing, safety hazards or systems/items that are not performing or operating property.
– Heating and Central Air Conditioning Systems
– Plumbing Connections and Fittings
– Electrical Outlets, Wiring and Panels
– Windows and Doors
– Drywall, Walls and Ceilings
– Fireplace and Chimneys
– Gutters and Downspouts
– Decks and Wood Structures
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