First of all, what is a typical inspection? To keep everything as simple as possible, our definition of a typical inspection is a 1500-2500sf home with a basement, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, one furnace, one central air unit and one water heater. When scheduling an inspection like this, we recommend that our client be prepared to spend 2 ½ 3 hours with us in the home.
If you look back a few posts, you will see there is a lot to look at during an inspection. Obviously, the square footage of a home can affect the amount of time needed to complete an inspection. But dont think that just because a house is small it will be a fast inspection. There may be less space but all the same basic elements are there. The furnace, water heater, electrical box, plumbing, etc. still have to be looked at. For that reason, even a small home may take up to 2 hours to complete an inspection.
Another factor that effects inspection times is the age and general condition of the house. An older home or a home in disrepair may require more time to determine if items noted during the inspection are original to the home and may be grandfathered in. As years have gone by, general building practices have changed to improve the functionality of the home and make it safer for the occupants. As homes are updated it is required that the new practices are put in place. If the electrical system is simply outdated, it does’nt necessarily mean it needs to be updated prior to the sale. If the electrical system is outdated and unsafe, that can be a totally different story.
When Should Investors Do a Property Inspection?
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