October 6, 2009
Excerpts from a Vancouver Sun article written by Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes) October 2, 2009
"I want you to use the right home inspector - the one who's an experienced and qualified professional. So be sure to take the time to find a good one and when you hire a home inspector, be present for your home inspection. This is your first chance to learn about your home, first hand. Ask questions and listen to the answers, especially if it's bad news. Make sure you read the report thoroughly and understand everything the inspector is telling you about the condition of the home."
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR HOME INSPECTOR
Can I see your license/professional credentials and proof of insuranc. How many years' experience as a home inspector do you have?
How many years experience as a home inspector do you have?
How many inspections have you personally done?
What qualifications do you have? What kind of training do you have? Are you a member of a professional organization?
What is your background? Construction? Engineering? Plumbing?
What kind of report do you provide?
Can you give me an idea of what kind of repairs the house may need?
Can you do the inspection during the day?
How long do your inspections take?
Do you take pictures of the house and add them to your report?
Can I see some references? - and make sure you check then.