Guide to selecting
a competent Inspector
The discussion with the prospective inspector is like an interview, it provides not only information as to qualification but are they someone you are comfortable in dealing with.
Sharing a limited amount of information the inspector can better answer your questions:
- Style of dwelling, that is rancher, 2 level basement etc.
- Approximate square footage of each level.
- Age of dwelling
- The number of suites in the dwelling
- Has the owner undergone renovations – have you checked if completion permit were issued?
- Have you read the minutes if a strata unit?
- Explain items listed on the seller’s disclosure or minutes that require explanation or additional examination.
Questions to Ask the inspector:
- Are you certified by ASTTBC and what designation do you hold?
- What is your government license number?
- How long have you been in business as a house inspector?
- Do you have a reference from a previous client?
- What type of report format do you provide?
- How long will it take to complete the inspection?
- Do you provide a separate walk through after the inspection or do I accompanying you for the inspection.
- What are the fees for your service?
You will now be better equipped to compare services, qualifications and fees to other inspectors.
Our certified inspectors will provide expert advice about any substantial deficiency in the property based on a visual inspection which is of a magnitude that reasonably can be expected to have some bearing upon the purchasers’ decision regarding whether to purchase the property or whether there is some basis upon which they should negotiate a variation in price.