Property Inspection Checklist

As a property inspector, your job is to inspect the whole property and make sure that the property is suitable for people to live in. Also, property inspection should be done any time it changes hands. Every property inspector should have a property inspection checklist to serve as a guide and this checklist will also be presented to the owner or soon to be owner of the property.

A property checklist should include the following:

Exterior of the property

  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Deck/Porch

Property Exterior – Maintenance

  • Tress
  • Siding
  • Doors and Windows

Property Exterior – Appearance

  • Lawn
  • Paint
  • Fencing

Property Interior – Structural

  • Ceiling
  • Floors
  • Support Beams
  • Insulation

Property Interior -Maintenance

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Floors
  • Windows
  • Fixtures
  • HVAC
  • Fireplace

Property Interior – Appearance

  • Walls
  • Cabinets/Counters
  • Doors
  • Pests

It may seem short but once a property inspector gets into the details of each specific aspect in the property inspection checklist, it can take him hours to finish.

A property inspection checklist is one way to assure clients that every detail of the property is properly inspected by a property inspector. Since clients don’t normally pay attention to every detail of their property, they must be informed and they are paying for it as well. For property inspectors, a property inspection checklist, as mentioned above, serves as a guide. This helps them to be reminded on the aspects of the property that they need to look into.

If you are thinking of hiring a property inspector, always request a copy of the property inspection checklist. This is your right as a client and this will help you familiarize yourself with all the details that will be inspected in your property. That way, you have enough knowledge to understand the feedback your property inspector will tell you or include in the checklist.

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