1) What is a home inspection and/or 'snagging'?
A home inspection/snagging is a professional consulting service that determines the present condition of the home’s major systems, based on a visual inspection of accessible features. 'Snagging' and home inspection refer to the same service, with the former being UK terminology and the latter used in North America. It focuses on the performance of the home, rather than cosmetic, code or design issues. Inspections are often performed during a real estate transaction but may be done anytime.
A home inspection is:
Absolutely. We encourage clients to attend. The inspection is a personalized course in home-ownership.
3) Do you tell us whether to buy the house?
No, we provide you with the knowledge to make an informed decision. We understand that the condition of the home is one of many critical pieces of the puzzle when buying a property.
4) How long does a home inspection take?
An average sized, straightforward home takes two hours plus or minus 30 minutes. Older, larger and more complex homes take longer.
The report writing process is typically about the same length of time as the inspection. Reports are sent to you the same day as the inspection.
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