Registered Home Inspector, ASHI Certified Inspector, National Certificate Holder, ITC Certified Level III Thermographer, Professional Residential, Commercial, WETT Inspections and Infrared.
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Purpose of the inspection:
To identify major defective components and safety issues. To give buyers and sellers a better understanding of the home's condition.
When preformed by a trained, professional home inspector, the information revealed in the inspection helps buyers understand the true condition of the property. A professional home inspection includes:
A thorough visual inspection of the structure (inside and out, from foundation to roof). An examination of all major systems (mechanical and electrical). Evaluation of hundreds of components. A printed report explaining all significant findings and recommendations.
WHEN SHOULD YOU ORDER A HOME INSPECTION?
Immediately after reaching a written purchase agreement with the home seller. Most real estate purchase agreements include a clause making the purchase contingent on a home inspection for your protection. Special note: A professional home inspection can take 2 to 3 hours. You may choose to attend the entire inspection or arrive toward the end to review the inspector's significant findings.
PUT INSPECTION FINDINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
Please keep in mind that very few homes are in perfect condition, and most will need some maintenance and TLC. Cosmetic items and conditions previously disclosed by the seller should not be used as a bargaining tool with the seller after the home inspection is completed.
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Here are some great reasons to use Global Property Inspections.
Experienced Industry Leader: GPI was founded in 1987 and has been deeply involved in setting the standard for inspection services. Professional Inspectors: Extensive training and continuing education assures that our inspectors have the know-how to best evaluate and document the condition of a property. Highest Standards: At GPI we'll put our commitment to our customers up against any company. All inspections meet the strict standards set by the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI). National Certificate Holder: Lawrence has achieved his NATIONAL CERTIFICATE HOLDER designation. No other home inspector designation is rated higher in Canada and supported by so many stakeholders, like CMHC, CREA, mortgage lenders, insurers and the legal community. The NCH designation recognizes practitioners who meet standards of proficiency and who are committed to the profession. ITC Certified Level III Thermographer: Infrared building science is the application of infrared (IR) thermographic inspection techniques as a powerful and noninvasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings. FULLY INSURED: At GPI, we carry E&O, General Liability, and most important to you, we carry Indemnification Insurance. Indemnification Insurance protects you as a Realtor from harm for recommending GPI to your clients.
These are just a few great reasons to use Global Property Inspections. We would like to once again thank you for taking the time to learn more about our company.
If you would like to know more about me, GPI, or to book an inspection, please give me a call. I will set aside time to meet with you in the coming week.
2016 Consumer Choice Award in Building Inspections for Nova Scotia