Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
What is a home inspection?
Home Inspection is a comprehensive examination of the condition of a property using tools, technology & well laid out process, often in connection with the buying/selling/renting of that property. Home inspections should be conducted by internationally qualified and well-trained inspectors in a non-invasive method.
For a detailed explanation, please visit: https://www.homeinspektor.com/what-is-a-home-inspection/
When is the best time to avail inspection services?
In case of a new property, you can ideally avail inspection services before the possession of the property i.e. when the owner/builder/developer communicates that your property is ready for hand over and you can inspect your property for any defects/issues. If you already have taken possession recently, you can still consider a home inspection as outlined in the article here – https://www.homeinspektor.com/home-inspection-after-possession/.
In case of an old property, you can avail inspection services before buying or selling so that you can evaluate the actual condition of the property & the report may help you in your negotiation process.
How much time does it take for inspecting a house?
Inspection of a typical residential flat/villa takes anywhere between 2 to 3 hours. However, this is dependent on other factors too like layout, access, furnished vis-a-vis bare shell & so on. Older and/or large dimension houses can take longer time to inspect. Here’s some more information: https://www.homeinspektor.com/from-quora-how-long-will-a-home-inspection-take/
What are the documents I need to share with you before the inspection process?
Once you place an order, we suggest that you share the following documents with us:
- The property layout plan (floorplan) with dimensions
- The agreed specification of the materials used in the property, usually this is an annexure in your sale agreement; note that we do not need the entire Agreement copy.
- The electrical diagram of your unit
Wherever access to your property is an issue, we would require an authorization letter from the owner/builder/developer of the property as permission for carrying out the inspection service.
What is the experience/ capabilities of your team?
Our inspectors have rich experience in the construction field, being part & parcel of real estate industry. Upon request, we will be happy to share the experience and qualification of the inspector(s) assigned for your property inspection once you place an order.
Our home inspectors also are InterNACHI certified. Here’s more information about what this certification means: https://www.nachi.org/internachi-partners-homeinspektor-ppms-india.htm
Would you also inspect common areas, parking, or any other common facility in the property?
95% of our inspection work happens inside your unit. Having said that, there are common areas that we assess just outside your main entrance or shaft/utility area attached to your unit.
We cannot inspect the common areas because of the following reasons:
- Most often when we visit the site for inspection, common areas, parking and other amenities are still under construction
- The builder/developer does not provide us access to the common areas since we’ve been appointed by customers,