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Why have a building inspection before renting your property?

May 13, 2019 at 9:04 am Ron Wolf 0 Tips & Tricks

Building inspections are important for people who are looking for a new home, as well as people who are renting out a home for others. Namely, you want to keep the place safe and sound, in good condition, and appropriately set up.
Indeed, before any papers are signed, a professional should have a look. Inspectors are people who have experience in either construction, surveying, or architecture. In other words, perfect for the job at hand. They know what to look for, and differentiate between a minor issue and a serious problem. Read on to figure out the other advantages of getting the building inspected before renting it out.

You get an objective and professional assessment of the situation

Most people get carried away with the idea of making one place home. They focus so much on it that they essentially look at things through rose-colored glasses. Serious issues are dismissed. Problems are swept under the rug. The reason? You want to (understandably) get the entire renting process underway. A building inspector serves as a kind of objective observer, a neutral party that will tell you exactly what’s wrong. Furthermore, even if you go into the situation as a complete skeptic, you are bound to miss out on something. Inspectors have years, if not decades, in areas that help them notice and understand just where some problems may be found. They know what to look for, and where to look for it.

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Things an inspector can help with

Building inspectors can point toward hidden costs that you may not have realized on your own like:

  • Heating costs during the winter
  • Poor insulation or the complete lack of
  • Weak roof
  • Foundation issues
  • Water leakage

Unless you have some experience in construction or any relevant field, you will most likely miss most of these issues.

They can get you a better deal

We all want to get the best deal possible in whatever we do. But in order to get the best offer possible, we need to get some good ammunition. A very important advantage that most people forget when it comes to a building inspection is the negotiating power they give you. A complete building inspection report is a great bargaining chip since it serves as proof of the quality (or lack thereof) of the relevant real-estate.
With good building inspection services at your disposal, a proper inspection report can get you a better deal for renting. It shows you exactly how much the place is worth and will give you some extra leverage and support. You will also know exactly how much repairs and just generally fixing the place up will cost. This obviously influences the price of the place.

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Help you make a repair budget

If you already made your choice on the rental and decided to go with it warts and all, then a building inspector can help you figure out how what to focus on as far as repairs are concerned. Namely, if you want to make the most out of renting your real estate, you probably have some plans to upgrade and improve it. However, these things are not cheap at all. With professional backup, you will be able to make a very cost effective plan and repair budget quickly and easily. While you will most likely need to pay a certain amount of money to the inspector, understand that the money you will save in the long-term will be worth it.

Assist you in figuring out the best way to maintain the place

These professionals can give you great advice on how to best maintain your new home. For example, the place may be in good shape, but it still has a couple of issues that need to be ironed out. For example, the weather in that area may be a bit wild, and so you may need some advice on how to maintain your roof properly.

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Conclusion

And there you have it folks, the importance of getting a good building inspection underway. If you want to get the best deal possible, you should get a professional company to inspect the building you are renting out. They can help you understand the actual value of the property, and can give you some advice on how to boost your house value. You will get an objective and neutral assessment of the place, and perhaps a tip or two on repairing it (if needed).

Ron Wolf

My name is Ron Wolf. I’m a hobby designer and a DIY enthusiast, and, above all, a very blessed father of two. Besides that, I have a strong passion for writing. If I'm not working I enjoy being outside with my family. Hiking, bike riding, and BBQing are always a thing for me. In the evening, I like to watch documentaries or build something with kids in my lego corner.

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