We welcome you back to the last segment of our podcast series- Property Talks with Louise Heatley, where Ehab Farid- CEO of GTA Inspectors, has given advice to everyone interested in investing money in properties. When you keep faith with a qualified home inspector, you must rest assured that you'll be informed of the overall property's actual condition, including the property's ins and outs.
A property inspection, whether residential or commercial, costs a fraction of the enormous investment you are planning to make. A property inspection reveals the tiniest loopholes and all the critical information associated with the house, the structure, and supplementary. The process ends with a report guiding the owner or potential buyer with all the necessary defects, and possible rectifications required..
People considering that a newly built structure is always perfect and free from faults must reconsider their thoughts! Even the newest constructions may have structural, and MEP issues that will have a negative impact on the value of the property or the safety of the occupants. With a technical team specialising in property snagging, not even the slightest fault would be left unattended. Therefore, GTA Inspectors CEO- Ehab Farid highly recommends being a step ahead and taking the initiative of getting a property inspection done by a qualified engineer.
Buying a property is already a stressful process. Ease out the after work by hiring a qualified and experienced property snagging organisation. GTA property inspectors are skilled professionals with loads of experience.
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Here we are, back again with an informative segment of property inspection in the podcast series- Property Talks with Lousie Heatley, throwing some light upon the kinds of property inspectors in business in UAE.
Few players in the business are licensed property inspectors, while many are hoping to venture into opportunities that complement their core business. When we talk about the UAE, a handful of property inspection players provide property inspection services. There are different kinds of property inspection players, including-
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Here’s a sneak peek of the discussion at Dubai eye 103.8 on Property Today with Georgia Tolley and the Wolf of Real Estate, Mohanad Al Wadiya. Ehab Farid- CEO of GTA Inspectors, has provided some paramount insights regarding property snagging, and inspection.
A property inspection refers to the assessment of the property, typically during a realestate transaction. The property's condition can be figured out by conducting a comprehensive property review. The property inspector is bound to run a visual inspection of the property, including inspecting the foundation, roof, major systems like the heating and cooling systems, the plumbing fixtures, walls, structure, and the surrounding areas.
A property inspection, generally revolves around commercial and residential properties. Inspection is usually carried out for either brand new, or a resale properties. In brand new, it is typically referred to as pre-handover inspection, which refers to the review conducted before handing over a new property to the owners. However, a resale property inspection involves a transfer of ownership from the previous owners to the new buyers.
Talking about the major systems being inspected as per GTA Inspectors’ SOP, it can be summarized as MEP ( Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing), Structural, and Cosmetic defects. Those defects include, but not limited to mold, termites infestation, water leakage, faults in the structure, and much more. When we talk about the mechanical aspect, it generally refers to inspecting the house's air conditioning and control panels, including the ducting systems and presence of air leaks. The Electrical part relates to a quality check of the electrical system throughout the property, like the quality of wires being used, the circuit board, electrical outlets, and the lighting system. The last one is plumbing, which involves anything related to the property's water and drainage systems.
Lastly, the structural integrity of the property, and any cosmetic faults GTA Inspectors, a top property snagging company in Dubai, leaves no stone unturned to deliver what is expected of a property inspection process.
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Moving ahead in our podcast series, here’s another segment of Property Talks with Lousie Heatley driving your attention toward a property dispute resolution and how an inspection report acts as a saviour in those circumstances. In situations where you build your own property through a hired contractor, or need renovation / fit out job done for an existing property, you might run into situations where you feel that the contractor has fooled you, or the work was not even close to what has been agreed upon. In these situations, and without valid proof/report from a certified property snagging company, it might be challenging to prove your point in a dispute resolution.
An inspection report will help you provide the details of the defected areas of the property that may need special attention or repairs. GTA- a RERA-certified property inspection company, had come across various incidents where their snagging report acted as a shield in uncovering the wrongs of the new construction sites or loopholes of an existing property that has been renovated. Such an inspection report has helped owners or potential buyers come across mutual understanding and resolutions without getting into legal proceedings. When issues were taken into legalities, an inspection report from GTA Inspectors made headway in bringing down the contractors who compromised the quality of the property.
Therefore, talking about the criticality of an inspection report, the primary purpose of the information being the examination of the overall condition of the property, and the second being a saviour in cases of disputes, property inspection and a report of the examination is something that cannot be neglected. Nobody can predict how small things can take the face of a major mishap. Check out the whole video on our YouTube channel for more exciting updates.
Here we are again with an exciting segment of our podcast series- Property Talks with Louise Heatley. Does house inspection aim to make or break the deal?
A property inspection, in general terms, is just an examination of the property that gives a detailed description of the property’s health and state. The very purpose of a home inspection is to have a strict look-through over the different dimensions of the house and find out problematic areas and concerns in a standard report form so that those concerns can be addressed well in time.
Killing a deal with an inspection!!!
Well, at GTA Inspectors, this is not something that is an everyday encounter situation. In the vast experience of the organisation in the field of property snagging in Dubai, North America, and the Middle East, there have been rare instances wherein an inspection has killed a deal. GTA Inspectors are never going to put in an offer regarding any contingencies. We believe in providing a qualitative report with the necessary recommendations to amend the property to increase the quality and life of the property. Most of the time, our reports show repairable suggestions, which helps owners get peace of mind and go in for the necessary alterations in the best quality and time.
A general observation in snagging inspection states that people use an inspection report to negotiate a property deal. Among that handful of deal-breaking situations, many were due to structural problems associated with the property or the pests like molds, termites, etc. In a nutshell, a deal breaker is not a made-up situation but a real problem that is being highlighted.
The pre-handover and resale inspections are the most prominent among the various home inspections. A pre-handover assessment is where a newly constructed property is checked and is usually conducted before the buyer takes over the property. On the other hand, a resale property inspection is performed for an already-aged property that the property owners put out for sale.
GTA Inspectors having its presence in the US and UAE has witnessed quite a pattern in business. In the US, significant inspection business comes from Resale property rather than the pre-handover property inspection. On the contrary, if we talk about UAE, the maximum number of people go in for a pre-handover check rather than a resale one. Pre-handover inspection is prominent here in Dubai because a newly constructed property in Dubai generally has multiple faults and flaws. The primary focus area of GTA Inspectors in a pre-handover inspection is MEP, i.e., Mechanical, Electrical, and plumbing.
The mechanical check includes the check on the ducting system to check for air leaks, condensation, and efficiency of the air system. The electrical inspection involves the assessment of the wiring system of the house. And plumbing is a check on bathrooms, pipelines, and drainage. Apart from MEP, another essential dimension of new construction is to check on the property's structural integrity, which is a lengthy process as it involves exposing the foundation, digging around the parameters of the home, and checking for flaws using multiple tools.
In addition to MEP, a new construction generally involves a check on the cosmetics, which is not in the case of a resale property. In a resale property, wear and tear is allowed to a certain extent. So, these were some of the critical aspects of an inspection GTA home inspectors Dubai focus on with pre-handover and a resale property inspection requirement.
New construction built from scratch is always having everything in place is a myth. People assume that new home construction is equipped with the best quality materials and amenities to match your needs, and an inspection here might be a waste of money. But hold on! Is it a sheer money waste? Well, here we are with an insight to help you find a genuine answer to this question.
Snagging services, in literal terms, is a third-party evaluation of a home's structure and critical systems of a property, whether residential or commercial, whether a new construction or an old one. Flaws can be detected anywhere. A property snagging company has experienced property inspectors who evaluate the property and give a report based on their findings. The information shall not only highlight the problems but also recommend possible solutions so that you can fix those defects or make the seller do those edits in the property before you sign the deal.
In a nutshell, inspections can help ensure that you make a property deal that is sound and hazard-free so that your overhead expenses are cut short for the future. When you propose a contract for new construction, it is still considered essential to have an inspection conducted like it is done for any pre-existing property. After all, don't we look for extra comfort and likeliness zones in a new property than in an existing construction? New properties have problems that are very different from those existing in the old structures.
Buying a newly constructed home is always a fascinating experience. With the new construction comes new opportunities to pick up choices of wall colours, favourite flooring, tiles, furniture, and whatnot. Many subcontractors are involved in putting up the whole house together. And as the saying goes- too many cooks spoil the broth. It applies when new construction is summed up together since plumbers, engineers, electricians, masons, contractors, and many others work together to complete the house. When so many people work together jointly, there are high chances of mismatches and inconsistencies in their work. So let us look at why you should get a house inspection done on a newly constructed property.
From an ordinary person's perspective, a new house is always perfect to look at. The problems associated with it can only be seen once you look deeper. And House Inspectors ace the art of property inspections. Some prevalent issues found during a property inspection for a new house include- structural defects like faulty grading, poor framing and foundation cracks, drainage, and levelling issues can also pose problems since they lead to damp spots and water leakages. Electrical defects like poorly wired outlets, missing switch plates, or open grounds can also be common issues in new properties—missing insulation, fixtures, or handrails in properties lacking complete construction.
First, even in the most detailed form, there might be possibilities of errors since there is always room for human errors. Getting a second opinion is a good thought for everyone. It is better to notice problems first rather than keep them unattended for the future. For new construction, contractors always work on tight timelines. This high-pressure work can lead them to compromise on things that can result in a high possibility of making mistakes and trying to cut corners to match up the timelines.
The process of an inspection of a new construction involves assessment at two stages- before the putting up of drywall and the other after the whole house is finished with all the things being set up at the right place. The first stage of inspection allows the home inspector to look at the house's electric wiring and framework. The second stage of the examination involves a look-through at all the systems of the newly constructed house, including- drainage, plumbing, fixtures, and all other things.
This property inspection and its highlights help the owner understand the construction loopholes and get them fixed well in time. GTA Inspectors- one of the top-notch property snagging companies Dubai helps make you aware of your property and saves your time and money for the future. A well-constructed house will be a long-lasting house. Add years to your property by starting early.
Here we are back with our Podcast series-Property Talks, by Louise Heatley (Managing Director of Exclusive Links). Well, it’s getting interesting as we move ahead. In today’s segment, we are here with a crucial aspect of a home inspection- A Home Inspection Report. A property inspection is incomplete without an inspection report. Anything spotted in a property inspection has to be highlighted and penned down in the most understandable way that brings out the gist of the problem and the remedies associated with it.
Regarding an inspection report, Ehab Farid at GTA Inspectors believes a home inspection report should aim at quality vs. quantity, such that it includes terminology that is handy and understandable to contractors, plumbers, technicians, and everyone who is involved in a property building and maintenance. The whole idea of an inspection report is to be short and crisp with just the right kind of details in it. It should be in a language that is understandable to the contractors and the owners of the property.
Along with highlighting the loopholes of a property to the owners and contractors, GTA Inspectors, as a property snagging company, makes sure to present the owners with the best possible solutions to the problems spotted during the inspection. Being generalists, we have inspectors who are well-trained and have knowledge about every aspect of property construction.
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We are continuing with the Podcast Series- Property Talks by Louise Heatley (Managing Director of Exclusive Links). This Q&A session will give property investors more vividity about the usefulness and necessity of property snagging services.
Investing in your property inspection will help you understand the positives and negatives of your future home. Many people understand the value of property inspection services. Investing a fraction percentage of your acquisition in property snagging gives clients peace of mind about the property. Inspecting your property to find problems we cannot easily see is crucial. GTA Inspectors always focus on scanning the property thoroughly to ensure it is safe for their occupants. During these inspections, property defects like reverse wiring or missing ground are spotted using special equipment. These defects should not be taken lightly as it can lead to a fire in your house. To avoid such hazardous issues, property owners must get an inspection done by certified inspectors.
Imagine moving into a new house with all the furniture and family, and you suddenly spot leakages in the kitchen. This problem can be frustrating, so it's better to get a home inspection done to repair the leakages before moving into your new home. Home inspections in Canada and North America in general are very common, especially for resale homes. People in North America are very familiar with getting their potential home inspected and it is very common that the purchase offer will have a condition to state that it is pending a satisfactory inspection report. People regularly get their property inspected and understand the significance of assessments. We at GTA inspectors are here to build awareness of home inspections services in the UAE.
Our headquarter is in Toronto, and we have branches in the UAE and Egypt. Ehab Farid, GTA Inspectors' CEO, highlights that the company has certified trained professionals who have undergone the highest certification and training process and education (CPI) inspection certification program from a reputed association.
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It has been a proud moment for GTA Inspectors to participate in the Podcast Series- Property Talks by Louise Heatley(Managing Director of Exclusive Links). A platform talking about property inspections is a rare thing! Through this podcast series, we hope to be a passive answer to all the queries or doubts that might have created a home in your mind.
Ehab Farid- CEO, GTA Inspectors, has a wide experience of over three decades in business in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. GTA is InterNACHI CPI certified and dwells well in all property inspections- whether residential or commercial. Property Snagging, as Ehab says, is- “A service involving the identification of a property’s condition at a given time.”
Potential buyers who wish to be preventive and alert on the property’s condition; go in for the inspection process during a real estate transaction. Where tenants are involved, owners generally go in for the Move-In & Move-Out inspection to assess the house condition before moving in and after moving out of the property. If we talk about the most popular one- more than 90% of the Inspection business is engaged in the Pre-Handover Inspection, wherein the inspection process involving examination, report generation, and analysis is done right before the property is transferred to the new owners of the place.
A property inspection is more of a Visual Inspection which is selective, i.e.; it doesn’t involve the wear and tear of the property. Instead, it is supported by using equipment like a thermal imaging camera or an infrared camera to look through the property.
GTA Property Observer is a RERA(Real Estate Regulatory Agency) registered company with an array of certifications in every aspect of the building inspection process. Stay tuned to learn more that’s on the way!
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