The are plenty of reasons not to skip a home inspection before buying. You might have signed the contract, and now a lot of other bills are coming your way.
All home purchase contracts come with a clause.
This closing period gives you time to get out of the contract and is often the time that many new home buyers will ignore their last chance to get a pre purchase inspection.
Even if the current home owners have provided you with a fully accredited pre sale home inspection by a licensed home inspector in BC, you still need to get your own certified home inspection report yourself.
There and many buyers are tempted to skip the cost of a pre purchase home inspection.
Your $500 for a full pre purchase home inspection is an investment. You will probably find enough during that inspection to negate the cost of the inspection. You will be able to reduce it from the price of buying the home at least.
Here are the 5 biggest reasons why you should not skip a new home inspection:
#1. Your inspection will provide you with an out.
Problems that cannot be negotiated, for example, a broken foundation, can be used as a way out of the purchase. You are protecting yourself by investing in a home inspection before you buy.
#2. Reveal home additions.
Your BC home inspector will provide an unbiased look. Additions to homes need to be properly approved and built by people with the proper licenses. A home addition without these can negate your insurance. In actual fact, the home owner is not allowed to sell. If you buy, it is too late.
#3. Electrical and plumbing warnings.
The smallest electrical fault is extremely dangerous. You will be surprised how many people make changes to their electricity and plumbing when only a licensed electrician and plumber
#4. Insurance void.
As we have mentioned above, there are many reasons why your home insurance can be voided. This can happen at the worst times. Say you are making a claim; a claim inspector will inspect your home. They are experts at finding faults in a home that void insurance. There are many -- another question for your home inspector. You will be surprised with Lloyd's extensive knowledge. Ask him in the contact box below.
#5. To negotiate a better price.
Faults in the home can be vaulted, and a good home inspector will have knowledge of the cost of such repairs. Although it is not their job to tell you where to get repairs (by code of conduct laws), they will know the rough cost of such repairs. You can negotiate a better price.
If you just want to ask our chief inspector, Lloyde Kenzle, a question on anything to do with home maintenance and home inspections, he is more than happy to oblige. It is very hard to set a fixed price for home inspections and home maintenance programs. However, we do our best to provide a reliable quote online. The more information you provide helps us with an accurate quote.
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