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Verbal Walk Through Home Inspection

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Purpose of a Verbal Walk Through Home Inspection

The purpose of a Verbal Walk Through Home Inspection is to provide a quick, overall summary and impression of the major cost areas and components of the home.

This inspection is preferred by many of our clients who are purchasing a home and are encountering multiple-offer situations. It is an inexpensive option designed to capture the more substantial cost items in the house only.

No written report is provided with this inspection.

How the Verbal Walk Through Home Inspection is Performed

Before our inspector arrives at your home, he has visually inspected the neighbourhood.
This allows him to place the home into perspective with other similar homes in the neighbourhood.  After acknowledging and fully understanding your concerns, he then proceeds to inspect the exterior of the home.

Exterior systems and components inspected:

  • Roof shingles, Roof membrane, Flat roofs, Flashing
  • Structure, Foundations

Exterior systems and components NOT inspected:

  • Chimney, Skylights, Eavestroughs
  • Termites
  • UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation)
  • Retaining walls, Garages
  • Brickwork, Siding, Paint
  • Windows, Exterior doors, Porches, Decks
  • Driveways, Walkways
  • Patio, Grading (slope of ground)

Once the exterior inspection is complete the inspector will take you on a tour detailing the status of the home and will answer all of your questions and concerns. Once you are satisfied with the exterior inspection, he will proceed to the interior inspection.

Interior systems and components inspected:

  • Structure
  • Foundation walls
  • Water and drainage piping
  • Electrical service, Main electrical panels
  • Furnace, Boiler
  • Central air conditioning
  • Central heat pump

Systems and components NOT inspected:

  • Termites
  • UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation)
  • Bathroom, Tiles, Shower, Plumbing fixtures
  • Basement floor
  • Sewage piping
  • Hot water tank, Main water service, Water pressure
  • Light fixtures, Light switches, Electrical receptacles
  • Duct system, Humidifier, Radiators, Exhaust flue
  • Distribution wiring, Auxiliary electrical boxes
  • Fireplaces
  • Thermostat, Baseboard heaters
  • Air cleaner, Safety switch
  • Basement wetness
  • Smoke detectors
  • Central vacuum
  • Interior doors
  • Kitchen
  • Fences
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Other appliances
  • TV/Cable
  • Telephone/internet cables
  • Entertainment wiring
  • Security/ video systems

Once the interior inspection is complete the inspector will take you on a tour detailing the status of the home and will answer all of your questions and concerns.

Verbal Walk Through Inspection Pricing:

Listing Price    Fee
Under $500,000   $325.00
$501,000 - $600,000   $335.00
$601,000 - $700,000   $345.00
$701,000 - $800,000   $360.00
$801,000 - $900,000   $375.00
$901,000 - $1,000,000    $395.00
Thereafter, per $500,000   add $55.00
There is a $125.00 charge if inspector has to come back because access was not possible. 
All pricing is subject to 13% HST

Please call our office for more information based on your specific needs.

Telephone: 416-691-9900