Before you buy a building, you’re going to want to get it inspected. It should be checked for pests and other problems. Here you’re going to learn how to get this done right and what kind of things you’re going to want the inspector to look at.
A pest and building inspections are going to have to be someone that is not involved with the selling of the property. If the seller tells you they have someone you can use, decline their offer. The reason is that if they are working together, they may not give you a good idea of what’s wrong. They may be getting paid to say that things look good, even though that is illegal it could save the seller a lot of money. That’s why you should try to get them to work with an inspector you hire or else you shouldn’t pay for the building.
You’re going to need them to check for pests. Even if you do a walkthrough and cannot see anything you still want to be cautious about it. That’s because pests can hide very well, and they can even be in a place like a shed on the property. If they are found anywhere, you’re going to want to tell the seller to take enough money off of the sale price to make you able to pay for the removal of the pests. That, or they can fix the problem before you move in and you can have an inspector make sure they are gone afterward.
Finally, you’re going to need someone to check out the plumbing, heating, air, and electrical systems in the building. These systems need to be working well or else you shouldn’t move in just because of how much of a pain it will be to live there comfortably. For instance, if you have a heating problem, and it’s winter time then you may not be able to move in until it’s fixed. Sometimes there are problems that aren’t that bad, but either way, the seller needs to take care of these things, so you’re not getting a bad deal.
A general pest and building inspection should get done before you spend money on a home. They need to check the electrical and plumbing systems. Get everything possible in the building checked out so that you’re not stuck with a place that’s in bad shape.