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SAWP - Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program — BCAC - British Columbia Agricultural Council
OK Valley Home Inspections
Can I inspect it myself or use a relative?
Go ahead! But if you watch TV at all, you’ll realize that even the most experienced TV renovation professionals often lack the knowledge to find all the problems. Experienced Home Inspectors are familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. We know how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail. Most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and un-emotional about the house, and this may have an effect on your judgment.
Can a house fail a home inspection?
Not really. A professional home inspection is “simply an examination of the current condition of a house”. It is not an appraisal to determine it’s market value. Nor is it a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. We don’t pass or fail a house, but rather “we describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement”. You always make the final choice.
If concerns are found, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If major concerns are found, a seller may agree to make repairs. Always ask your agent’s opinion!
How do I find a Home Inspector?
You can ask your agent or business acquaintances to recommend a home inspector. Or, you can use the “Find An Inspector” search tool on the HIABC or BPCPA web page. Remember, as a professional, I work only for YOU and put your best interests first! HOME INSPECTORS DO NOT, NEVER HAVE - AND NEVER WILL, WORK FOR ANY AGENT. Both agents and inspectors are professionals and each have a strict “Code of ethics”.
When do I call a home inspector?
Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Be sure there is an inspection clause in the contract, making your final purchase contingent on the findings of a home inspection. Ask your agent for the correct wording for the “home inspection clause”.
Do I have to be there?
While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it will be worth it. You will be able to observe the inspection and ask me questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it. Personally, I always encourage your attendance. Showing up at “end of the inspection” for a 15 - 30 minute review of the property is really NOT in your best interest!
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