A Townhouse Inspection is a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of an individual townhouse. It is different from the inspection of a detached home because access is limited, so a full inspection is not possible. Townhouses may be part of a Strata property.
We look at all major systems and components inside the unit, including;
Walls, windows, doors, ceilings, attic and roof
Plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical and drainage systems
In addition to the Standards of Practice we also review;
Exterior & common areas of a Strata property. These are outside the scope of Strata unit inspections, because a thorough inspection of a multifamily building requires access to more than one unit, takes many hours and typically involves cutting open areas of walls etc. and costs thousands of dollars. However we recognize that it is important for a prospective buyer to have a good understanding of the condition of the whole building; not just one particular unit. Mike uses his background and experience as an architect to review available Depreciation or Engineer's reports on the condition of the building in advance of the inspection and also typically spends an additional hour on site reviewing the exterior, common and service areas of the property. Comments relating to areas outside the unit will be based on prior experience and limited observation of exterior elements; they are provided as a courtesy to you and we have to exclude liability for them.
We provide clear, balanced & concise reports with photos of significant items needing attention.