Results of a town home inspection can make or break the sale of a home. Also, mortgage companies look closely at town home inspection reports to ensure their investment is worthwhile. Inspecting the physical condition of a town home is a very important aspect of the home-buying process. You should include the same in your purchase contract before closing the sale.
A qualified town home inspector performs the inspection using a checklist to ensure every aspect of the structure and its surrounding is covered. It is beneficial to cross check your town home inspection report with the seller’s inspection report to ensure nothing has been missed.
As a buyer, you can be armed with a checklist. Also compare it with a property inspector’s list to ensure nothing is amiss.
It is vital for the town home to be structurally solid and safe. Structural features inspected include roofing, floors, attic, walls, ceilings, columns, basement & foundation.
Roofing and exterior components refer to external features of the town home. The inspection would cover the patio, deck, exterior windows & doors etc. The garage is also checked as a part exterior inspection. Water drains are tested for proper functioning.
HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Inspection
Air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical are examined for proper performance. The inspector checks all the utilities for the proper installation and function. This includes vent systems, water and waste drainage, water system, etc. Property inspectors examine the proper functioning of appliances to check for plumbing or electrical issues.
The interior town house inspection covers ceilings, floors, walls & stairs. Every aspect of the interior inspection including steps, balconies, windows, doors, etc. are checked.
Insulation and Ventilation Inspection
The town house inspection includes a check of ventilation in the kitchen, bathroom, and attic. Home inspectors check the foundation and subfloor for any issues. Every home is checked for possible problems based on the geographical location.
If the town home inspection reports indicate that the house is in good condition, you can advance with the purchase, knowing you’re getting a good deal.