Weekly Home Information Guide
TIPS IN CHOOSING THE INSPECTOR
1. First, is the inspector a member of an association, for example the Chamber of Commerce, or the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors or the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors or the Better Business Bureau? Yes.
2. Will the inspection be carried out in accordance with a set of standards of practice and/or a code of ethics? E.g. established by C.A.H.P.I. or N.A.C.H.I.? Yes.
3. How long has the inspector been doing business as a home inspector and what types of buildings are inspected? 9 years. Residential homes, mobile/manufactured homes, rural properties, multi complex and light commercial and light industrial.
4. Does the inspector have residential home construction experience? Yes.
5. How long does the inspection take and what are the costs? About 3 hours and the average home inspection is $350.00.
6. Will the perspective home purchaser(s) be encouraged to be present during the home inspection? Yes, it is 100% encouraged!
7. Will the inspector offer to do any repair work as a direct/indirect result of the home inspection? No!
8. Will you receive a written, verbal, photo, or check-off list type of report? If so when and by whom? Yes! Compiled into a 3-ring binder covering some 1,500 different items and delivered at the end of the inspection by the inspector.
9. Does the home inspector attend educational upgrades to increase her/his level of expertise? Yes.
10. Does the home inspector have liability and errors/omissions insurances? Yes.
11. Is the inspector able to offer a list of past clientele as references? Yes.