Property Inspection Overview

The contractor's inspection is an independent, unbiased evaluation of the property, including the following components and systems:

  • Foundation
  • Plumbing
  • Garage
  • Electrical
  • Attic
  • Windows
  • Roof
  • Doors
  • Fireplace
  • Walls
  • Site Drainage
  • Venting
  • Decks
  • Ceilings
  • Heating
  • Exterior

Depending on the size and condition of the property, the inspection usually takes one and a half to three hours. David Milazzo welcomes questions during the inspection and is available for free follow-up telephone consultation. The written narrative report includes clear descriptions of what was found and identifies any material defects in the systems, structures, and components of the property. The report, which complies with California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice, is thorough, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand. It is delivered via email within 24 hours of the physical inspection, followed by a hard copy sent in the mail.

What makes the property inspection useful to a homebuyer?

Are you buying a home or condominium, or investing in a multi-unit building? As you’re considering what may be one of the largest financial commitments you’ll ever make, you need to know the condition of the property and what to expect in terms of present and future maintenance and repairs. The inspection will cover these issues. If you have remodeling ideas in mind, you want to know whether they’re feasible. Feel free to ask questions during the inspection and afterwards.
The narrative report describes in detail the items already observed and discussed and other factors important for you to know. Your report – not a checklist, but a full, comprehensive narrative – is delivered via email within 24 hours. A hard copy follows in the mail.

What makes the property inspection useful to a homeseller?

It’s a good idea for the seller to have an inspection before marketing the property. A professional inspection can discover unnoticed conditions and allow the opportunity to make repairs and identify potential problems in the sale. A pre-sale inspection is just good business. It can put potential buyer at ease, reduce negotiating points, and help bypass delays.

Seller’s Disclosure Obligations

California law states that it is the seller’s duty to disclose facts concerning the property for sale through a Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS). Basically, this means a seller of one to four residential units has a legal obligation to disclose to prospective any material defects known to him (or her). While the pre-listing inspection report is not a substitute for the TDS, it does allow the seller to provide prospective buyers with additional information, based on an unbiased, third party, professional inspection.

What makes a property inspection useful to a homeowner?

Let’s say you’re an owner who wants to keep your property, but you have some issues regarding repair or remodeling. An inspector can walk you through your property and report on areas that should be maintained and discuss with you any possible remodeling.


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