Are you looking into building your home? Or are you looking into purchasing a new property? If your answer is affirmative to any of this, you might want to consider getting a building inspection done. The credibility of a Building Inspector matters a lot for the reliability of the overall inspection.
Why should you look into the credibility of an inspector?
There are times when the seller of a building might recommend shady inspectors to cover up some major damages of the building. In order to avoid being victims of improper inspection, the inspector should be properly looked into.
Some inspectors might claim to have inspected a large number of buildings and claim to have a large number of happy customers. This information might not be true as they might just be advertising that to get more clients.
What to look for in an inspector
- The areas, the inspector intends to cover is a priority. The inspector should be able to cover molds, leaks, structural degradation, roof damages, on site damages and other damages or malfunctions relating to the building, appliances within and installation.
- The qualifications of the inspector matters a great deal as an unqualified inspector will not be able to deliver satisfactory results and reliable advice. When looking for an inspector, you should look into a licensed builder or an architect or better still a surveyor. A plumber or an electrician claiming to be an inspector might not get the job done as the individual night lack the expertise of inspecting a building. A surveyor, architect or licensed builder on the other hand, has the experience of a building and knows the in and out of building construction; hence will be able to spot errors or building malfunctions faster and will have a precise eye for any potential or future damage that might come up and prevent they from happening. The qualification ranks very high when looking for a credible inspector.
- It is quite normal to seek out inexpensive inspections. However, going for cheap inspections might bring about certain implications. A lot of inexperienced and shady inspectors advertise very cheap work and end up delivering poor results and questionable investment advice; hence it is best to source out good investors that are affordable and still trustworthy. You might pay more but you will have confidence in what you will be receiving at the end of the day. Paying more to get out of an unworthy investment is more valuable than paying less to get into an unworthy investment.
- The investor must be insured with both professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance. The former gives confidence in the professional advice you’ll be getting while the latter covers for any damage caused by third party to property.
- The inspector should be able to provide follow up support on the report submitted. The report might be difficult to follow through and the inspector should be able to explain what the report entails without having to charge extra for the dissemination.