Home Pre-delivery Inspection
A new home
pre-delivery inspection is carried out at the time a new home is
transferred from the builder or developer to you.
As you walk
through the home with the builder's representative, it is your
responsibility to identify and document any deficiencies in the home and
to identify any items in the sales contract that have not been completed.
Your qualified Town & Country inspector will accompany you on this
walk through and provide you with observations and technical input. We
will also check areas such as roofing, attics, insulation, heating and
electrical systems that the builder's rep will never show you. Town &
Country will help you to verify that your house meets acceptable industry
and community standards and sales contract requirements.
Learn more about pre-delivery inspections & the Tarion Warranty
Corporation, administrators of the Ontario new home warranty program here.
Why would I need an inspection on a newly built home ?
New homes are being built to higher standards then ever before. Most
builders take pride in their workmanship and strive to gain satisfied
customers. However, items can be overlooked by the builder in error, and
occasionally, on purpose.
When you take possession of the house, you will be asked to sign the
Certificate of Completion and Possession, certifying that the house
is free of defects or deficiencies. Are you comfortable in certifying all
of the structures and systems of the house ? Do you have the knowledge of
building framing, health and safety requirements, electrical, heating and
ventilation systems, etc to make a complete assessment and certification?
Most people don't.
Your qualified Town & Country inspector will review the complete home
to ensure that it meets acceptable new home standards and the clauses of
your sales agreement.
To learn more
about new home inspections, take a look at these two articles:
- The Walk Through
Inspection - It Works !!