Commercial, industrial and residential property inspections
Why are property inspections important?
Commercial, industrial or residential building inspections are essential when buying a property, and sometimes even mandatory in order to obtain financing or refinancing from a financial institution. Property inspections are evaluations of a building’s condition by a building inspector to identify anomalies. A good building inspection can alert the buyer to liabilities such as damaged roofs, water infiltration, heat loss or foundation cracking. Thus, property inspections enable the buyer to gain a clear understanding of the true condition of the building before purchase and can help them maintain the property in good shape. For this reason, the OACIQ (Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec) strongly recommends having your property inspected prior to purchase to ensure you are properly protected.
What is Genispec’s expertise in property inspections?
Genispec’s property inspections consist of a thorough visual and tactile inspection by a structural engineer to determine the general condition of the building elements and identify deficiencies. The deficiencies or physical anomalies identified will then be communicated in a full report prepared by an engineer building inspector member of the OIQ. Genispec’s property inspection report also includes recommendations for corrective works of the present defects, recommended time frames, and an estimate of the repair costs, and is tailored to the requirements of financial institutions for the purchase or refinancing of commercial or industrial buildings.
What types of property inspections does Genispec specialize in, and what do they include?
Genispec’s building inspectors specialize in the property inspection of:
- Industrial buildings;
- Commercial or semi-commercial buildings;
- Hotels and motels;
- Multi-unit apartments;
Moreover, Genispec’s industrial, commercial, multi-unit and condo building inspections consider both interior and exterior elements:
- Structural elements and exposed elements of foundations;
- Building envelope (building facades);
- Underground parking;
- Mechanical systems;
- Electrical systems;
- Fire safety systems;
- Plumbing systems;
What about property inspections and Building Condition Certificates for Condominium Unions?
Building condition certificates are also essential for the maintenance of a building or a condominium. Our building inspectors conduct a thorough property inspection of the condition of the building components to determine what repairs or maintenance work needs to be done, along with recommended costs and recommended time-frames. Therefore, the building condition certificate can also be used in the contingency funds study for the condominium unions.