The acquisition of a property can be stressful, sometimes involving considerable uncertainty, and often with time constraints on the decision making process. A condition survey of the property removes a number of the unknowns and greatly increases the chances of a successful purchase. It makes good sense to know what one is buying.

In a pre-purchase situation, our strategy is to quickly provide the client with a description of the existing building condition. The building and its systems are not re-designed; instead the focus is on the performance of the building. Where appropriate, Shuswap Consulting Services projects life expectancies and provides estimated repair and/or replacement cost estimates.

A home inspection is an objective examination of the conditions of the visible and accessible components of a home.

Home buyers view inspections as a way to gain valuable information about the biggest purchase of their lifetime. It helps to determine if there are any major defects or system inadequacies before they buy and to minimize any unpleasant surprises or significant repairs in the immediate future. A home inspection also points out positive features of a home. Many of the home inspection observations help dispel some of the home buyer’s anxieties and provide useful home repair and maintenance suggestions.

The goal of the home inspector is to provide the buyer with a better understanding of the physical condition of their prospective home, so they can make a more informed decision.