Just because your home is brand new! Doesn`t mean that you should skip a certified home inspection.
The new home inspection is identical to the certified home inspection that we offer to our older homes. However, because it is a brand new home, we will be a little more detailed in our inspections, as we are expecting more from the builder of your new home. With older homes, we can expect to see settlement features throughout, as over time these features start to present themselves. So, naturally we will expect more from the builder of your new home.
What people don`t usually fully understand or know, is that most home
builders in Halifax and most of Nova Scotia only provide a one-year
warranty with their homes ensuring it is free of defects at no extra
cost, within that year. The problem is that the average home owner is
untrained to identify the obvious defects and should have a certified
home inspection completed, to help alleviate that stress or worry of
these unknown defects. Any oversight on the builder`s part, can result
in a lost value of time and money, especially if the defects are not
dealt with before the new home warranty expires.
Builder`s do make mistakes! Because of the many moving parts of building a new home.
We strongly suggest hiring one of our certified home inspectors to evaluate the new construction, providing you with an in-depth report, explaining the findings.
We offer a two inspections package within this warranty period.
First one before moving in or within thirty days of taking possession,
this will to document and make sure everything operates as they should.
The second inspection will be automatically booked for you 11 months out, to take full advantage of your new home warranty, before it expires. The outcome of both inspections will form a chunk of the items that should be presented to your builder for revision alongside those you have picked noticed yourself. A lot can happen over this time period of 11 months and some problems will only become apparent when the new home systems and components get regular use.
Once the new home warranty ends, any items to fix or repair will typically be your responsibility to bear the cost. It is wise and smart to make the investment of a certified home inspection, before your new home warranty expires.