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When is the Best Time for a Building Inspection?

by | Jul 21, 2022 | home inspection

Whether you are buying or selling property, a building inspection is a must-do task. It needs to be timed right and handed over to the right inspector. There are many factors to consider when scheduling your house inspection.
First of all, you need to understand the different types of inspections. Then you have to decide on which type would be best for you. For example, when you are selling your home to another party, a standard inspection can be the best choice. However, you may also inspect your own accord for a better understanding of pending work, such as fixing certain things around your home. In that case, a standard inspection might not be as necessary.
Apart from knowing the different types of inspections, you also need to think of other factors. First, you must check whether your contractor can come for a last-minute inspection. You may find it challenging to schedule your inspection during regular business hours. Getting the contractor on such short notice will be even more difficult.

You should have an inspection done around 2-3 months after purchasing or building your house. If you are not in a hurry to get your inspection done, you can schedule it several weeks ahead. This way, you can make sure that your contractor is available to do the inspection. And you will also be able to complete any last-minute projects on time. Another thing you need to consider is the cost of the inspection. Since you have several different types of inspections to choose from, you may need to compare these options to ensure that you get the best deal.Now, you have an idea of what needs to be considered while scheduling your home inspection. You can start analyzing several available options and decide the best time for house inspection. Are you thinking of buying or selling a property? Are you currently planning to have your building inspected for the deal? Here is the best time to opt for a home inspection.

Pre-purchase Inspection for Purchasers
Most real estate contracts require the pre-purchase inspection to be completed within 7 to 14 days from either the acceptance of the contract or finance approval. Ideally, the property would be vacant, and there should not be any visual obstructions for a thorough property inspection. However, inspections can also be completed successfully with the belongings and furniture in place. However, the inspectors don’t move furniture or visual obstructions to check walls and other areas behind them.
At Atlantic Building Inspections, we recommend pre-organizing property inspections for our clients. Thus, it gets completed as early as possible and allows them enough time to read our report and ask their doubts before the due date. Furthermore, this allows any rectification work and negotiations to be carried out without delaying the settlement date. In addition, by availing of a pre-purchase inspection, our customers can confidently buy the property.

Home Inspection for Sellers
Apart from the booking done by the vendor, there’s not much difference between pre-sale inspections and pre-purchase inspections. Before listing your property for sale, you can opt for a pre-sale inspection. It allows you to rectify structural or legislative issues and prepare your property for sale. It also avoids any surprises raised by your purchasers when they order their pre-purchase inspection.
You can avoid giving your purchasers the ability to re-negotiate the accepted sale price. Purchasers generally tend to overestimate the rectification costs. It is usually more cost-effective for you as a vendor to repair and clean up the property prior to listing it. While selling your property, you can use a pre-sale inspection report as a disclosure document. 

At Atlantic Building Inspections, we transfer the pre-sale inspection report to the purchaser on request at no extra cost. Our customers can confidently sell their property by availing of a pre-sale inspection.

With these, it will be easy for you to decide the best time to inspect your property. Your last and final step is to choose the right home inspectors that cater to your needs. You can also check the variety of inspections offered by Atlantic Building Inspections, that include pre-sale or pre-purchase inspections at affordable costs!