What is a Condominium Inspection?
Just like a home inspection, a condominium inspection provides peace of mind for both buyers and sellers. Purchasing a condominium is a big investment so you want to know just what you’re getting into. With Viewpoint Inspection, we’ll help you make a well informed decision by conducting a thorough inspection of the property and evaluating any issues. Our certified inspectors can provide you with a report of the condominium’s overall “health,” much like a Car Fax report does for used vehicles. In a condominium, some issues are taken care of by the Home Owner’s Association, but others are your responsibility so it’s important to make sure you’re aware of any potential expenses.
When is a Condominium Inspection Needed?
Before Selling a Condo
Condominium Seller Inspection:
If you’re selling your condominium, an inspection can help you prioritize anything that needs to be done before placing your condo on the market. An inspection can save you money in the long run, putting potential buyers at ease knowing issues with the condo were corrected prior to listing. Our inspectors can offer an unbiased opinion of your condo’s overall condition, providing the insight you need to get the best offer.
Before Buying a Condo
Condominium Buyer Inspection:
Knowing the condition of a condominium before making an offer is a great benefit to potential buyers. Being aware of any issues or recommendations can help the buyer negotiate during the sales process and provide peace of mind.
What to Expect
When you call Viewpoint Inspection, we’ll conduct a thorough assessment of your condominium. We’ll check to see if your condo has its own heating and air conditioning unit or if it’s part of a central system and inspect both to determine the overall condition. We’ll test appliances and electrical outlets to be sure everything is in safe working condition and we’ll check on your windows and doors to make sure they seal properly. Most importantly, we’ll check the ceilings and floors for signs of water damage from neighboring condominiums.
We’re certified to evaluate structural issues which means a separate structural inspection is not necessary – we’ll include any structural issues in the same report. When our inspection report is complete you’ll have access to it online for seven years and we’re happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.