There are many potential reasons to have a Condition-Check performed, beyond buying real estate. Whether it is something that will benefit you right now, or months /even years down the line, such a thorough check will save you time and money – if done properly. Following is a deeper-dive into this valuable service, which we’ve mentioned recently.
Post-purchase Condition-Checks – new Owners
Due to the recent seller’s market we saw in British Columbia, many buyers were forced to purchase without performing a condition-check if they wanted any chance of having their offer accepted. Although this puts the new homeowner in a difficult situation & they may be losing sleep over it, it is not too late to have a thorough condition-check done, after purchasing.
This check-up allows the new owner to properly assess the condition of their home, learn how thing work, what the repair /replacement priorities are and identify any underlying, urgent issues, so they can be addressed before they potentially turn into something serious and much more expensive.
Helping longtime homeowners assess the current condition of their property, for planning purposes; this also applies to Co-Op administrations.
If you have owned for more than just a few years, chances are you have not yet performed a Condition-Check since you first purchased. Many people own for decades and may become “blind” to things wrong or about to fail, so a condition check after 10 or 15 years of living in the home may be useful to identify those underlying issues we’ve addressed above.
There may be more going on than meets the eye, so hiring a professional to come do a thorough check, for both Safety & Peace-of-mind may save you time and money by addressing something you would not have normally noticed.
Helping landlords when a tenant is moving out
A condition-check can also be very useful for a landlord when a tenant moves out. This will give them the home peace of mind, the renters have left things in good shape and there are no underlying issues needing attention for the next occupancy.
Condition-Check before any Litigation
If you are ever in a dispute with a contractor over renovations or other work done by someone else to your home /property, having a condition-check performed by Glenn is essential if the matter cannot be settled & it goes to court. Sometimes, they may be telling you all is OK & it is time to pay-up, but you are just not sure. This empowers you. The professional performing the check-up will properly document any and all issues which can, in turn, be used by your Lawyer in court and would help to result in a positive outcome for you.
If you, or someone you know is in a similar situation to the ones outlined above, or have any other need for a #Condition-Check, contact Glenn Duxbury at Duxbury & Associates today !