Getting a Condo Inspection

Jan - 14 2017 | By

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Do you need a Condo Inspection?

Getting a condo inspection with VanPort Property Inspection can avoid ‘surprises’ prior to closing. Condo inspections reduce the surprises that generally don’t show up until well after the sale has been completed. It will give you an opportunity to mitigate potential future problems after the sale.

Do I need a Home Inspection on a Condo?

The main purpose of a Home Inspection is to make sure there is nothing wrong with the Condominium before buying. So yes you should definitely make sure your new condo is inspected before buying. Having a home inspection done on a condo is a bit different than having an inspection done on a house.  Normally, your condo home inspection will not have the common elements inspected by the home inspector. The common elements being the whole building. Your inspection will be for just your unit verses the whole building.

New Condo Inspection Advantages:

Condo inspections and new condominium inspections are performed just prior to closing. The inspection will give you a snapshot of any issues and give the seller an opportunity to repair any issues found prior to close of the transaction.

Builders have several things riding on their sale to you. Primarily their reputation which could further complement their product and workmanship. Word of mouth and social media exposure, both good or bad can help them tremendously.

Builder Inspections

Builders build to code, that doesn’t necessarily translate into functionality. Failure to install flashing, complete caulking of points of intrusion, wood debris left in the crawl space or any number of things can lead to costly repairs or loss of value in the long run.

VanPort Property Inspection can help you with a CONDO Inspection.

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