Condominiums & Townhomes
Chicago Condominiums and Townhomes
They are obtainable in several different types of building structures and settings. Access to a property’s common areas and systems allows us to inspect areas or elements that should not be over looked.
The inspection is based on the systems and components within the unit, as well as common areas and components that may directly affect the unit. Each building structure determines which common areas are accessible for the inspector to view and what areas may not.
Your realtor should obtain a list of buildings components and areas that are the responsibility of the association and what areas can be inspected by the inspector.
The Inspection Process
The inspection is conducted by one of our professional staff who have years of experience in working with the major components of a building and who will take an in-depth and impartial look at the property.
Our inspections include a thorough exterior inspection, interior room-by-room analysis, and complete examination of the major components throughout the home. Items are inspected with a qualified opinion of their present condition, operation, and function.
We encourage our clients to participate in the inspections process so as to become familiar with all of the systems and components of their new home.
What The Inspection Covers
Room to Room Analysis
Main Electrical Service Panels & Outlets
Plumbing Components & Water Pressure
Heating & Cooling Systems
Kitchen & Laundry Appliances
Gas Leak Detection
the inspection report
Safeco Home Inspections uses state of the art 3-D inspection system reporting software to produce a narrative, easy to read report, including clear digital pictures of any items needing attention.
The report is presented to you and your attorney, usually with in 24 hours, along with a report summary page listing all the deficiencies emphasizing on safety, mechanical, and structural issues.
The Inspection Serves
3 Basic Purposes
Plan to attend the inspection
Be prepared to ask questions
The inspector is working for you.
He will answer any question or discuss any concerns you may have.
You are recommended to attend the home inspection. Please be aware that a typical inspection lasts for 2 – 4 hours depending on the size, complexity and/or the age of the property.
During the inspection process the inspector will periodically stop to inform you about a specific item that may need attention or to educate you about some maintenance needs, or potential safety issues.
During the inspection you will be asked to absorb a lot of information and make important decisions in a relatively short period time. This will include a written report, checklist, photographs, and what the inspector himself mentions during the inspection process.
In our experience most sellers are honest, and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection.
If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the property, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs. In other cases a selling price adjustment or a credit is agreed.
Your attorney will be the best judge of what, if any, action should be taken and negotiate the best deal for you.