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Welcome to Allegiant Inspections, your trusted partner for home inspections in North Vancouver, Canada. We are committed to providing thorough and accurate inspections to help you make informed decisions about your home.
Why do I need a home inspection?
Identify potential issues
A home inspection can uncover potential issues with the property that you may not have noticed during a walkthrough. This can include problems with the foundation, plumbing, electrical systems, or roof.
Evaluate the condition of the property
A home inspection can help you evaluate the overall condition of the property and determine whether any repairs or renovations are needed. This can help you make an informed decision about the purchase or sale of the property.
If the home inspection reveals any issues, you may be able to negotiate with the seller to have them repaired before the sale is final. This can save you money and help ensure that the property is in good condition before you take ownership.
A home inspection can help you avoid surprises after you move in. By identifying any potential issues before the sale is final, you can take steps to address them before they become major problems.
Overall, a home inspection is an important investment that can help you make an informed decision about a property and protect your interests in the transaction.
When do I need a home inspection?
An inspection is a vital step before purchasing a property. People do not realize how many relevant details are overlooked when house shopping. My detailed digital report will describe the probable repairs that will need to be made, as well as any potential safety concerns . In addition, the report contains a comprehensive homeowner’s reference library of documents that will help you understand how your home works, priorities to take care of when moving into your home and a suggested maintenance program to help protect your investment.
The majority of prospective home purchasers use the services of a home inspector. Any major issues that arise can be used in negotiations with the seller or help steer them away from a risky purchase. I offer pre-listing inspections to make sure you are aware of any pertinent issues before you put your home on the market. This allows you to either remedy them before you sell, or obtain contractor estimates before negotiation with prospective purchasers, possibly saving you time and thousands of dollars. This report comes with the same level of information and homeowner’s reference library as the pre-purchase inspection report.
NEW HOME INSPECTION
People trust that a newly built home has been built properly, but this is not always the case. A pre-purchase inspection is just as relevant on a new home as one on an older home. Perhaps you have had your home custom built from the ground up; an inspection before your final payment to the contractor can identify any deficiencies that need to be remedied before the contract is closed. In addition, all newly built homes come with a 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. British Columbia has Canada’s strongest construction-defect insurance covering materials and labour (2 years), building envelope (5 years including water penetration), and structure (10 years). An inspection prior to these expiry dates can help protect your investment by allowing you to make any timely claims upon your warranty. This report also comes with the invaluable digital homeowners reference library.
Home ownership can be an expensive endeavor. All aspects of a home have an approximate life-span and will eventually need repairing or replacing; even copper piping, will start to fail between 25-35 years in the lower mainland. A maintenance inspection is an inexpensive check up on all the systems of a home to see if they are performing as they should, and whether then may soon become an issue. Being able to budget for expenses you may not have known were coming puts you ahead of the game. This inspection will help you to prioritize spending on your home and will also identify safety concerns and potential insurance issues which may not be covered under your policy. Yet another advantage to this kind of inspection is it may uncover smaller issues, which left unchecked, may balloon into major expenses. This report also comes with the invaluable digital homeowners reference library.
OCCUPANCY WALK-THROUGH INSPECTION
I have found that many new homeowners are unaware of how their heating and AC systems should be set up, or what is required for a successful rain-screen system. These are just a few of the issues that I have come across while accompanying clients on their occupancy walk-throughs. It is crucial to identify these issues and provide a report to the developer for prompt resolution. Unfortunately, corners are often cut during the building process, and municipal inspectors are overworked, which can result in important errors being missed. In fact, I have found more problems with new builds than with older buildings. To address these issues, I offer a comprehensive home inspection report that includes a list of any problems found during the inspection. This report is invaluable in ensuring that your home is in good condition and that all issues are addressed promptly. This report also comes with the invaluable digital homeowners reference library.
How did I become the only female home inspector in the lower mainland?
Growing up in an environment of constant renovations undoubtedly led me to over 25 years in the construction industry. Over a lifetime of continued learning, I built a multi-million dollar construction company and eventually found my passion doing inspections and helping people save money and headaches on home ownership.
“Small fixes now prevent expensive emergencies later.”
- Political Science B.A.: SFU
- Certified Home Inspector: Carson Dunlop
- Member of the HIABC (Home Inspectors Association of BC)
- Licensed under CPBC (Consumer Protection BC): #80437
- Current member and proud past President of BNI Lions Gate
- Ongoing Expert Contributor for Neighbours of Edgemont Magazine