Pre Purchase Inspection
A Pre-Purchase Inspection can spot potential and existing problems that you will want to know to help decide whether or not a home is worth the investment. The Inspection covers:
The EXTERIOR, from the roof down to the gradient of the property.
The STRUCTURE & FOUNDATION, to determine any major issue with the way the home was constructed.
The MECHANICAL, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and the efficiency of their operation.
The INTERIOR, from windows, wall and floor coverings, kitchen, bathroom, lighting, more.
Pre Listing Inspection
The scope of a Pre-Listing Inspection is the same as a Pre-Purchase Inspection, but is typically paid for by the Seller. The inspection provides the Home Owner with a list of any major or minor deficiencies before a home is listed.
A Pre-Listing Inspection puts the Seller in control, and ensures your home is in the desired condition before it is listed. Don't be caught off guard by any surprise findings during the transaction process.
It can be overwhelming and time-consuming to make sure every component in your house is working the way it should. The home inspector will identify specific material and structural defects, with an emphasis on safety, and delayed maintenance.
What makes a Home Maintenance Inspection differ from a standard inspection, is that it is commonly ordered by the homeowner as a preventative measure, to make sure there are no lurking issues. The inspection would also prepare you for any repairs before considering putting your home up for sale.
Regardless of your intentions, the inspection itself is the same. The Inspector will observe:
Roofs, flashing, chimneys, vents
Exterior siding, windows, trim
Building structure and foundation
Attic and Crawlspace
Plumbing and electrical systems
interior walls and floors
kitchen and bathroom(s)