Condo Inspection in Nanaimo

Many clients have asked, “Do I need a home inspection for a condo?” After all, special laws apply to the construction and maintenance of residential buildings on Vancouver Island and in BC, and newer condo units are built to precise modern specifications.

But all buildings have strengths and weaknesses, and the shared nature of the residential environment can create problems that are unique to condominiums and apartments. As well, many mortgage lenders require a condo inspection before purchase. We can help you buy or sell any condominium with confidence, and our services will help you become a more knowledgeable consumer.

Benefits of a Condo Inspection

What do home inspectors look for in condos that is unique to the condo market? Our inspectors are trained to identify potential problems buried in strata minutes that may not be obvious to the layperson. We can also review the property depreciation report to compile a checklist of issues or concerns which may arise within the building and tailor our inspection services to ensure that any potential deficiency is examined and any defects are brought to the client’s attention. Because building companies will usually provide a one-year warranty for new construction, buyers armed with an inspection report can approach the builder with a comprehensive list of any needed repairs to take full advantage of the benefit of their warranty.

Pre-purchase and Pre-listing Inspection

Buying or selling real estate is stressful. But whether you are a buyer or seller, knowledge is power. If you are an aspiring homeowner looking to have your condo inspected pre-purchase, the best way to ensure that you have the knowledge you need to make the right decision is to obtain a professional home inspection. If you are a seller curious about any pre-listing concerns, our inspection report will give you useful tips to better prepare you to either perform repairs or engage confidently in presale negotiations. Using our advanced technology, we find problems large and small to help buyers and sellers identify those issues which require immediate attention.

What We Inspect

We offer a complete inspection from foundation to roof. Our inspectors are trained to use infrared thermal imagining to detect significant deficiencies which are often invisible to the naked eye, including hidden moisture, leaky pipes, dry rot, mold, pest infestations, air quality concerns, and leaking air (meaning energy loss). Our services include inspection of the following for one low fee:

  • Exterior Walls, Windows, and Doors
  • Balconies, Decks, and Porches
  • Roof, Gutters, and Skylights
  • Interior and Exterior Walls
  • Heating and Air
  • Fireplace and Chimney
  • Ceilings and Flooring
  • Kitchen and Bathrooms
  • Common Areas
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Underground Garages
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing, Sewer, and Drainage
  • Foundation, Visible Structure and Grounds

Areas We Service

We proudly service the greater Nanaimo area and surrounding communities, including the following:

  • Lantzville
  • Ladysmith
  • Chemainus
  • Campbell River
  • Qualicum Beach
  • Parksville

Conclusion

Buying a new condo is stressful enough without having to worry about unexpected surprises. The presale requirements and fees are significant; prices can fluctuate, and emotions run high. After all, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’re probably facing one of the most significant financial decisions of your life. Mistakes can be costly. Minimize your risk by choosing a home inspector with experience. We have the certification and licensure required under British Columbia and Canada law, and we charge competitive rates. Your concerns are our concerns, and your satisfaction is our satisfaction.