Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) for buyers and sellers who are considering hiring a Home Inspector to help with their decision.

If you require further information, or if any of your questions are not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How do I find just the right home inspector?

* Not all Home Inspectors are equally trained and qualified ! The best source is by far a “word of mouth” referral; ask a friend, family or co-worker if they can recommend a home inspector they have used in the … Continue reading

Can I follow along?

If a company discourages you from attending the full inspection for any reason, certainly don’t use them. We always encourage you to attend. This is a valuable learning experience for home buyers. It is the perfect opportunity to ask specific … Continue reading

Do I actually need to be present at the time of the inspection?

Yes, please – it is clearly to the client’s benefit to be present. The point of a home inspection is not just to inspect the property, but also to educate as to the condition of the property. This can obviously … Continue reading

How much does an inspection cost ?

Our typical fee is negotiable – depending whether the home is a Condo /townhouse /single-family detached house or mobile home. However, some factors will affect the fee, such as size and complexity, the type of dwelling, where it is located … Continue reading

When do I need a Home Inspection?

Are you buying a home? – A pre-purchase home inspection can provide you with the advance information you need to know about the condition of the home you plan to purchase. More information equals an informed purchase decision, which equals … Continue reading

Can we ask Questions after the Inspection?

Gladly! We would be very pleased to answer any questions you might have after the inspection, or even after you move into your new home! E-mail us anytime!

What kinds of leverage can a Home Inspection give me?

If identified before finalizing a deal, the cost of major repairs can often be negotiated into the final purchase price or repairs can be done by the vendor prior to purchase. A “subject to home inspection” clause can equal money … Continue reading

What do you look at?

We inspect all the major systems of the home. A good questions to ask others is “what WON’T you be checking?”. With a condo, we never just check the unit interior… Our aim is to identify any existing major problems … Continue reading

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes. We carry the appropriate Errors and Omissions Insurance.

How long does a Home Inspection take?

A professional home inspection usually takes between three and four hours, minimum, depending on the size, age, complexity and condition of the home. We always allow up to half a working day, to ensure thoroughness and adequate time for questions … Continue reading

What kind of report will you provide?

Our written report is ready for you upon completion of the inspection, without delay. We will have the report to you in 24-48 hours. The reporting system we have co-developed is valuable in assisting our clients in their purchase decision. … Continue reading

Can you provide References and Testimonials?

Most certainly. Please see our web-site / corporate brochure for comments from past clients like yourself!

How much notice do I need to give?

We are available on short notice and are ready to serve your needs quickly. We always very much appreciate advance notice, though. In the event there may be a scheduling conflict, we will be “there for you” at the next … Continue reading

Do you offer a warranty on the house?

A home inspection is a professional opinion based on less-than-complete information. It’s like a balance sheet in accounting – snap-shot of just that point in time and anything can change after that and /or getting a check-up from your doctor: … Continue reading

What are your qualifications?

We are licensed by Consumer Protection BC and we are certified by ASTTBC PI. ASTTBC PI is a division of technical specialists within the APPLIED SCIENCE TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ASTTBC). ASTTBC is a self governing association established … Continue reading