Frequently Asked Questions
1 How much does it cost
are a few variables that affect the cost however expect to pay about
$350 plus HST for a thorough Inspection by a Qualified Inspector for a
house up to 1600 square feet. Condominiums and town houses would
be less and larger homes more.
2 Are all Home Inspectors the same
Currently there are no Government requirements as to Home Inspector
Qualifications, however those belonging to Professional Associations
such as The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors and The Canadian
Association of Home and Property Inspectors are held to stringent
3 Can a Home fail an Inspection
A Home Inspection will only point out items that require repair or
replacement and give the Buyer / Seller an idea of the costs involved.
The Buyer / Seller can factor that information into their financial
4 How is a Home Inspection done
generally take about 3 - 3 1/2 hours. Whenever possible the client
should accompany the Inspector as they walk through the home noting
visually adverse conditions. Maintenance, repair and
replacement recommendations are also made and a written report is
provided upon completion.
5 Is a Home Inspection necessary
is a small price to pay for piece of mind when making one of the most
significant investments in one's life. If just one deficiency is
found the cost of the inspection is probably all ready recouped.