Pre-delivery inspection of common areas

What is a pre-delivery inspection?

The acceptance of a property help in co-ownership occurs in two-phases: the acceptance of the private portion, and the acceptance of the common areas. This process is important because it marks the beginning of certain guarantees. However, before accepting either, it is necessary to carry out a pre-delivery inspection of both areas to ensure that the construction works comply with the current construction standards. 

While the private portion can be inspected by the buyer, the pre-acceptance inspection of common areas must be conducted by a building inspection professional.

Genispec’s building inspectors conduct pre-delivery inspections of condominium common areas in Montreal.

What is the normal process of a pre-delivery inspection of common areas?

The inspection of the common areas can be conducted as soon as the syndicate of condominiums receives the notice of completion of works executed by the contractor. Once the notice is received, it is the syndicate’s responsibility to choose the building professional who will conduct the pre-delivery inspection.

Following the inspection, the building professional writes a written declaration which establishes the date of acceptance of the common portions, and specifies other work that must be corrected or still needs to be completed. This document constitutes the acceptance of the common areas of the condo, it is therefore essential to properly choose the professional who will carry out the pre-reception inspection.

In Montreal, Genispec’s structural engineers carry out pre-delivery inspections of condominium common areas.

What is Genispec’s expertise in pre-delivery inspections of common areas?

Genispec is a Montreal-based firm of structural engineers which specializes in property inspections. Genispec will provide an engineer member of the OIQ in order to carry out the pre-delivery inspection of the common areas. The document prepared by our engineers details the anomalies observed during the pre-acceptance inspection, the remedial action work to be completed as well as incomplete works.

What does Genispec’s pre-delivery inspection of common areas include?

Our pre-reception inspection of common areas includes the following items:

  • Building envelope (exterior facade);
  • Building foundations and other structural elements;
  • Roofing;
  • Mechanical systems (mechanical room);
  • Electrical systems (electrical room);
  • Fire safety systems;
  • Parking;
  • Interior finishes of common areas (entrance, hallways, stairwell);

Contact our team without delay to request a free quote for a pre-reception inspection, or discover Genispec’s other building inspection services. We offer services in the greater Montreal and surrounding areas including Hampstead, Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal, Laval, Longueuil, Brossard, the West Island, Kirkland and more.

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