Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses that allow buyers to inspect the property physically (usually at their expense). This inspection provides a comprehensive review of the infrastructure of the property.
Which inspections to order are usually a matter of observation and knowledge of what is critical to a particular region or area. Below is a list of the three most common types of inspections:
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- To discover any active infestation by wood destroying organisms
- Section I on the report deals with active infestation and includes items that need immediate attention. Lenders usually want the work performed prior to funding the loan.
- Section II on the report will be items that could cause infestation and, if not corrected, could cause damage.
- This inspection encompasses roof, plumbing, electrical, heating and any other accessible areas of the structure.
- A detailed report will be written with recommendations for repair or for further inspection by a specialist.
- An inspection of the soil conditions and the stability of the ground beneath the structure can be performed by a Geologist Engineer.
- You can elect to go to the city records and research the property and its proximity to known fault lines.
Some other common inspections:
- Water Conservation
- Well and Septic
- Hazardous Material
- Zoning and Building Permit
- Contractors Home Inspection
- Chimney Inspection
- Heating and Air Condition
- Structural Engineering
- Energy Audit