Pre Purchase Inspections
Pre Purchase House Inspections are one of the best investments you can make and the next best thing to do once you have found a house that meets with your expectations to be your home. Please note at John Mac Carthy Engineers, Cork, we carry out Pre Purchase Inspections on all types of buildings not just residential.
How can Pre Purchase House Inspections Help you?
Pre Purchase House Inspections involves a critical review of the house addressing structural matters evident during the inspection. Our Pre Purchase Inspection and report is to highlight any defects to the structure, the general standard of construction and finishes in the house and observations in relation to any other matters which are apparent and which will assist you in considering if the purchase is worthwhile.
Our Pre Purchase House Inspections report will deal with a number of matters including a description of the property relating to the general layout and nature of the house, commentary on the likely construction date and an overview of matters arising.
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Pre Purchase House Inspections Reports
Our report will deal with the various elements of the structure including the floors, walls and the roof before developing to further matters including:
- External joinery such as window frames and door frames,
fascia and soffit details
- Internal joinery such as skirting boards, architraves, door sets, staircase
- Comments and observations will also be developed in relation to services including electrical, plumbing and heating systems, pipe work systems including sewers etc.
Our report will advise on other matters including compliance with various regulations and include a conclusion setting out our advises on an overall basis.
Q: How long does it take?
A: Once you’ve decided on the home of your choice, you can contact us HERE
and we will then look after the various steps for you. We will make the arrangements with the Auctioneer to view the property including arranging access facilities, collecting keys where necessary.
Once arranged, we will commit to carrying out and preparing a fully typed up report for you within 2 days of carrying out the inspection. We realize and appreciate that your time is very important to you and we will commit to carrying out the inspection and preparing the report for you within that time frame to help and assist you in the decision making process.
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Q: Is there a ‘Follow up’ service?
A: Yes, of course, this is actually a very important part of the process. Once you have had an opportunity to read and consider the report and advice set out in the report, you will be invited to meet with us to discuss the contents of the report and the general advice directly with you.
This consultation can be carried out by way of a phone call, if this suits your diary best, or we can arrange a personal meeting with you in our office to go through any concerns or issues which you might have.
You can feel free to bring along a family member, friend or anyone you wish. This follow up service is a facility that our clients rely on to gain a full understanding of their concerns and the observations and advices that we have prepared following the on site inspection.
This advice will help you to decide whether to proceed with the next steps to bid on the purchase of the house and to engage with your Solicitor, lending institution The follow up service is of great benefit to you as the person hoping and looking forward to buying your dream home.
Q: What is the worst that can happen if I decide not to carry out a pre purchase inspection?
A: General house building and the performance of houses after construction represent a very complex part of the general construction industry, given the many factors which can influence how a house, and hopefully a home, will perform in the future.
Failure to engage in this very reasonable and responsible process will expose you, as the home owner subsequently, to any number of unforeseen problems which may well not be immediately obvious to you.
People can be influenced by the general décor and appearance of a house, furnishings and presentation, but can often be unaware of problems lurking, and often concealed in advance of placing the house on the market for sale so Pre Purchase House Inspections are really a must have not a luxury when investing in a new home.
These issues can involve:
- Structural defects
- Woodworm infestation
- Inadequate Insulation
- Insufficient Ventilation
As well as poorly configured and operating services such as:
- Water supply
- Electrical installations
- Sewer pipes
Dealing with any problems arising from such unforeseen problems can, in extreme circumstances, render the house uninhabitable and at the very least raise significant expenditure to rectify problems which can arise under any of the above headings. These outcomes can turn a dream home into a nightmare.
So for a small investment at the right time, you really can save yourself a lot of hassle and unnecessary expense. As one of the leading and longest established Engineers in Cork, you and your future home are in good hand. Book Your Pre-Purchase Inspection Today … Click here, fill out the form and we will call you back to arrange a suitable appointment. Or tap the image below to call directly from your smart phone.