Building Inspection is the examination of the current condition of a home. It is often done in connection with the sale or purchase of that home. It is usually conducted by a person known as a property inspector who has the proper training and certifications to perform such inspections. The home inspector describes the condition of the property in the current situation and does not guarantee the future condition of the property. The inspector then usually presents his findings to the client in the form of a written report which helps the buyer or the seller in improving the condition of the building and in estimating the cost that would be required to do so.
Home Inspector will only help you in knowing about the current situation of the property and does not determine the value of the property. There are various professional associations that provide training, guidance and several opportunities to property inspectors. There is also a similar but more complicated form of inspection of commercial buildings which is termed as property condition assessment where the inspector identifies a solution to the found problem and also the outcome of the solution.
There are different types of inspection altogether such as home buyers inspection, home sellers inspection, foreclosure inspection, four point inspection, disaster inspection, pre-delivery inspection, structural inspection, eleventh-month inspection.
The most common inspection is the homebuyer’s inspection and the home seller’s inspection. Homebuyer’s inspection is the one where people buying the property hire an inspector to help in detecting major defects and other major problems related to the property so that the buyers can make a decision about the total cost of repairs and the condition of the building.
The home seller’s inspection is the one where the owner who is selling the property hires an inspector so as to know the major defects related to the property. The seller, in this case, can use this report to make any necessary repairs that might encourage a quick sale as people are generally seen to buy homes that are in a good condition or the seller can share this information with the potential buyer.
Becoming a property inspector requires you to review and evaluate the condition of a property. Property inspectors examine the structural aspects of the building along with the plumbing, electrical, heating, and other systems. Mostly, these inspectors are self-employed but some work for the local government as well.