Protect yourself with a pre-delivery inspection before taking possession of your new property
Before taking possession of your new property (house or condo), you have to be sure that everything as been build perfectly. A pre-delivery inspection is requested by the purchaser of a new home at the end of the construction process, just before the delivery. The pre-delivery inspection must be carried out in the presence of the building contractor or his representative.
A qualified home inspector will detect problems that deserve to be addressed before you take possession of your new property. During our pre-delivery inspection, we will prepare a detailed list of all items that need to be corrected by the contractor before taking possession, or those will be considered as seen and accepted as is.
As for the preventive inspection, it is performed at the request of an owner who simply wants to get an expert opinion on the condition of his property. Some owners have their house for several years and are worried whether there is adequate ventilation or if the house contains abnormal levels of humidity, mold, condensation, etc... Many problems can gradually develop over the years (roof, foundation, plumbing and electrical systems). A preventive inspection can detect these problems and predict the occurrence of future ones.
The pre-delivery inspection is a visual examination of the interior and exterior of a property. It comes with a writing report stating the deficiencies and problems to be corrected. Here is a list of items that will be checked during the pre-delivery inspection of a new home:
The preventive inspection, meanwhile, is looking at the following issues:
After completing the preventive inspection, we will provide a full report detailing the condition of your property and the problems detected. You will then be informed about the major work that has to be done if you want to eventually sell the property. That way, you can better assess its market value.
Contact us to book a pre-delivery inspection before taking possession of your new house or condo, or if you want a preventive inspection to be performed on your current property. DENYS GUAY HOME INSPECTION covers Laval, the North Shore and the Montreal area.