Newly built homes and condominiums are becoming a popular choice for future homeowners looking to purchase a property. In most cases these buyers presume that since the home is new and under warranty that a home inspection isn't required. In our opinion the question isn't whether or not you should have the home inspected but rather when?
Through our experience with new construction builds we have set three important stages at when a newly built home should be inspected and why:
This inspection performed prior to taking possession of the home is critical in order to thoroughly inspect and confirm that all the homes components are properly installed and functioning. At this time we will also be looking at the structural and safety elements of the home. Through experience we have noticed that this stage of the inspection can be extremely beneficial to have a home inspector alongside since the representative on site is working for the builder and can easily omit certain issues that may go unnoticed.
30 to 90 day period
If for some reason you chose to forgo the redelivery inspection the 30 to 90 day period is another excellent time to have your new home inspected. At this point in time the inspection will follow many of the same guidelines as the pre-delivery inspection however the home will have a chance for its components to be used for a period of time before inspection. This time delay often gives the opportunity for the buildings components to reveal any defects or flaws that would present themselves in the short-term.
1 year period
The one year mark is another logical time to inspect your new home. At this point the home has had its time to reveal any defects or flaws over a tried and true period, it will also allow your home structure to settle and experience the variety of conditions that all four seasons present in Quebec.
In conclusion we must mention that all new builds do come with a warranty however if you are unaware of the issues presented you will be unable to have them fixed through the warranty. With the expertise of a home inspector these undesired issues can be avoided saving significant money time and inconveniences.
You can contact our home inspection specialists as of today at 514-261-1438 or firstname.lastname@example.org