If you’ve been part of a sales transaction for a detached home in Barrie, you’re probably aware of the inspection that’s completed by a certified professional inspector prior to the purchaser finalizing and accepting the deal. However, you may not be aware that there are inspectors that specialize in condos and townhomes in Barrie, and how they differ from traditional house inspectors.
When buying a condo in Barrie, it is important to make sure you select an inspector that is knowledgeable in condominiums, since there are different areas and elements of condos that may require inspection where a house doesn’t. For example, common areas like recreation centres, swimming pools, patios, stairwells, parking garages, and other areas that are shared by all occupants of the building have special considerations that need to be addressed that someone specializing in detached homes might not be aware of.
Additionally, the very nature of the building and the systems needed to operate multi-unit climate control, water delivery and so on, are not something that a home inspector would necessarily be familiar with. Barrie condo inspectors with a commercial or industrial background or advanced knowledge with these types of building systems can come in real handy where the building systems meets with the condo suite.