A condo inspection is done with same attention to detail as a common home inspection. The difference is that the exterior, attic, roof, and site areas of the unit that are a part of the Home Owners Association is typically responsible for, are not always included, resulting in a reduced cost for an inspection.
The condition of the condo exterior and common areas, including any pool and clubhouse facilities, are something you should look over carefully. We recommend that you get a copy of the most recent financial statement for the condo association and have a real estate attorney review it to evaluate the financial condition of the association for you. There should be funds set aside each year that accumulate for big-ticket repairs like roof replacement, for example, so you do not get hit with a giant special assessment when it’s time for a roof. Older condos that are townhouse-style construction are best evaluated with a full inspection. While you are not responsible for the condition of the exterior, a complete inspection will give you a list of any exterior components that are deteriorated for you to call to the attention of the association for repair before they get worse.
- Electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses - Grounding and bonding - GFCIs and AFCIs - Fireplace damper door and hearth; - Heating and cooling system - Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets - Doors and windows - Water heating system much more...
Pricing for condo inspections depends on the square footage of the unit. For more information about costs or scheduling, contact us today at 850-396-6054