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HOME INSPECTIONS

Making Homebuying Hassle-Free,
One Inspection At A Time.

Vancouver Home Inspections

 

Whether you’re buying or selling a property, or have encountered a persistent problem condition, the objective opinion and expert advice of a professional home inspector will help you understand the condition of the property so you can confidently make the best decision for your needs and requirements.

Since 2005 we’ve inspected thousands of properties from the smallest condos to multi-million luxury homes, and everything in between. We love what we do and take pride in helping people make informed and intelligent decisions about their real estate transactions.

DON’T BUY A HOME WITHOUT AN INSPECTION!

Why You need a home inspection

Navigating the complexities of home inspections doesn’t have to be stressful. Our team at Vancouver Home Inspections Ltd. is committed to delivering comprehensive, easy-to-understand reports to help you make confident, informed decisions. So, what are you waiting for?

Book a free consultation with one of our home inspection specialists today and secure your peace of mind in your future home.

Your home is one of (if not the biggest) purchases any of us wil ever make in life – so be sure to trust your home to a certified professional home inspector. 

Our 20 years in the home inspection industry in Vancouver speaks for itself.  We get into every nook and cranny possible to so that you know all the issues before making any decisions.

Vancouver Home Inspections Ltd. is CAHPI Certified and go well above and beyond what other inspectors provide.

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20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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Available 7 days a week

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Online scheduling available 24/7

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Home inspections

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Reports delivered within 24 hours

HOME INSPECTIONS

TOWNHOUSE INSPECTION

CONDO INSPECTIONS

About Us

Since 2005, we have helped thousands of families across Vancouver & the Greater Vancouver area achieve the dream of homeownership, and we have built a reputation for providing honest, comprehensive, top-quality service to our clients. Our home inspectors are fully insured and trained and registered in accordance with the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the Consumer Protection BC.

Our professional home inspectors offer expert technical advice, with specialized knowledge in all types of mechanical systems.  Our reputation is build on friendly and personalized customer service, delivered with the highest professionalism and integrity.

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Extensive Background

Extensive background as General Contractors gives us the technical know-how on all aspects of building design and construction. We understand how homes were built in the past, and stay current with state-of-the-art techniques and materials. We know how all the major systems of the homework and how to make them work more efficiently. if you’re looking at repairs and maintenance, we’ll tell you what is involved and an idea of how much it will cost. Our hands-on experience is a clear advantage when it comes to inspecting buildings and planning renovations.

Extensive knowledge

Extensive knowledge in all types of mechanical systems helps us provide recommendations to live more healthfully, save money and help the environment. We offer advice on areas such as ventilation and energy consumption alternatives.

Inspections to fit your needs

We offer four types of home inspections to suit your inspection needs: Pre-Purchase Home Inspection, Pre-Listing Home Inspection, Deficiency Inspections, and New Home Inspection. You can find out more about our inspection types by visiting the page that best applies to the type of home you are purchasing: House Inspection, Condo Inspection, or Townhouse Inspection.

Commitment to service excellence

Commitment to service excellence goes further than technical expertise. Answering your questions and communicating our findings —simply, clearly, and honestly — from your first contact with us, throughout the building inspection, and for as long as you own the property means you have a highly skilled home inspector at your service, at no additional coat, whenever you need advice.

Mission Statement

Vancouver Home Inspections Company’s mission is to provide the highest quality home inspections in Vancouver and throughout the Greater Vancouver region. We succeed at this through the integrity of our inspectors and support staff, our commitment to being respectful and considerate of our clients and of each another. Our passion for continuing education and learning the newest innovations of our industry drives the quality of our work.

Angelo Agaloy – Licensed Home Inspector
License #47066

INSPECTING YOUR HOME – INSIDE AND OUT

Services & Fees

 

Type of HomeSquare FootageFee
CondoUp to 1200 sq.ft$445.00
CondoUp to 2000 sq.ft$495.00
TownhouseUp to 1500 sq.ft$489.00
TownhouseUp to 2000 sq.ft$539.00
HouseUp to 2000 sq.ft$639.00
HouseUp to 2500 sq.ft$689.00
HouseUp to 3000 sq.ft$739.00

Vancouver Home Inspections

 

Home Inspection Services in Vancouver

Purchasing a home is a major life event. You need accurate and trusted information to make a sound decision.

A home inspection gives you a professional opinion on the home’s overall condition and performance, along with expert technical advice, so you can proceed with confidence and avoid potentially costly mistakes.

A recognized leader in our industry, we have performed thousands of home inspections in Vancouver and throughout the Greater Vancouver area since 2005, and are familiar with the housing structures in the region.

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Our home inspection service:

.         Identifies major issues

.         Identifies safety concerns

.         Provides an opinion on the overall existing condition of the home

.         Communicates our findings in a  digital (PDF) report and in-person consultation

.         Offers a free phone and email consulting service, for as long as you own the home

We inspect all types of homes for many different purposes:

.         As part of a real estate purchase

.         After the purchase has been made

.         Prior to listing a home for sale

.         To investigate a specific problem condition

.         To identify new construction deficiencies

.         For maintenance and repair planning

HOME INSPECTION REPORT AND CONSULTATION

You are welcome and encouraged to attend the inspection in person. The inspector will discusses his findings with you at this time. If you are unable to meet the inspector at the site, we will email you the inspection report and discuss the findings with you over the phone.

Vancouver Condo Inspections

 

Condominimum Inspections in Vancouver

You need to get accurate and trusted information to make a sound decision when buying a condominium in Vancouver.

Condo inspections provide a professional opinion on the condition of the suite and building, along with expert technical advice, so you can proceed with confidence and avoid potentially costly mistakes.

We have performed thousands of condo inspections in Vancouver and throughout the Greater Vancouver area since 2005. As a recognized industry leader, we have inspected and are familiar with the many types of condos in this region.

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We inspect condos for many different purposes:

.         For pre-purchase due diligence

.         After-purchase for maintenance and renovation planning

.         Before listing a condo for sale

.         When investigating a specific problem condition

.         To identify new construction deficiencies

.         For maintenance and repair planning

 

There are two options for a condo inspection:

  1. Full Inspection

The full service option includes a detailed inspection of the suite and an opinion on the condition of the accessible* common areas.

The common areas in condominium complexes are potentially the most problematic and expensive to maintain. These include the exterior walls, roof, parking, and mechanical systems. The building’s age, design, construction quality, and maintenance history all affect its overall condition.

NOTE: Buildings constructed in the 1980s and 90s are at particular risk of building envelope failure. Look for buildings that have been rain screened, or were built prior to 1980 or after 2000 when the building code requirements changed in response to the leaky condo epidemic.

*Please arrange for access to the common areas to coincide with the inspection.

2. Suite-Only Inspection

If you are already aware of the condition of the common areas, you may require only an inspection of the suite.  This service option includes a detailed inspection of the suite but does not include a document review, nor any comment on the condition of the rest of the building.  Since the problems that can arise in the common areas are usually significantly more expensive to address, we do not advise this option purely as a cost-saving measure.

 

CONDO INSPECTION REPORT AND CONSULTATION

You are welcome and encouraged to attend the inspection in person. The inspector will discusses his findings with you at this time. If you are unable to meet the inspector at the site, we will email you the inspection report and discuss the findings with you over the phone.

Vancouver Townhouse Inspections

 

Townhouse Inspection Services in Vancouver

You need accurate and trusted information to make a sound decision when purchasing a new home.

Home inspections give you a professional opinion on the home’s overall condition and performance. Along with expert technical advice, you’ll be able to proceed with confidence and avoid potentially costly mistakes.

A recognized industry leader, we have performed thousands of townhouse inspections in Vancouver and throughout the Greater Vancouver area since 2005. We are familiar with the housing structures in the region.

Townhouse ownership rules vary from strata to strata. They typically include the structure (inside and out), the land on which it sits, and usually front and back yards. You may have shared ownership and responsibilities for all building exteriors and the strata property as a whole

Our detailed inspection of a single townhouse gives you solid information on the condition of a particular unit and a general opinion of the complex as a whole.

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Our townhouse inspections:

.         Identify major issues

.         Identify safety concerns

.         Provide an opinion on the overall existing condition of the townhouse and complex

.         Communicate our findings in a digital (PDF) report and in-person consultation

.         Include a free phone and email consulting service, for as long as you own the property

We inspect all types of townhouses for many different purposes:

.         As part of a real estate purchase

.         After a purchase has been made

.         Before listing a townhouse for sale

.         To investigate a particular problem condition

.         To deficiencies in new construction

.         For repair and maintenance planning

 

TOWNHOUSE INSPECTION PERORT AND CONSULATION

You are welcome and encouraged to attend the inspection in person. The inspector will discuss his findings with you at this time. If you unable to meet the inspector at the site, we will email you the inspection report and discuss the findings with you over the phone.

Residential Inspections
Whether you’re buying or selling a property, or have encountered a persistent problem condition, the objective opinion and expert advice of a professional home inspector will help you understand the condition of the property so you can confidently make the best decision for your needs and requirements.

Since 2005 we’ve inspected thousands of properties from the smallest condos to multi-million dollar luxury homes, and everything in between. We love what we do and take pride in helping people make informed and intelligent decisions about their real estate transactions.

VHI Process

Preparation

Before we start an inspection, we review our data base to consider:

  1. Our knowledge of the geographical area you are looking in
  2. If and when we’ve inspected this property previously

Reliability

Our home inspectors typically arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of the scheduled inspection time, ensuring that your inspection is completed in a timely manner

Scope of Home Inspection: Inspection Checklist

  1. Lot grading and drainage
  2. Garage and carport
  3. Structure
  4. Exterior walls, windows and doors
  5. Porches, decks and handrails
  6. Roofing, gutters, chimneys and skylights
  7. Attic ventilation and insulation
  8. Interior walls, ceilings and floors
  9. Kitchen and bathrooms
  10. Basement and crawl space
  11. Foundation and structure
  12. Heating system and fireplaces
  13. Electrical system
  14. Plumbing system
  15. Maintenance and repair recommendations

Professional Standards

As proud members of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors – CAHPI (BC), our inspections meet or exceed the Association’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Inspection Reports

Our comprehensive report about your potential real estate purchase is emailed  to you by PDF format  within 24 hours of inspection. detailed information on all the items covered in the inspection and a rating on their current condition, highlighting any items in need of repair or replacement.

The inspector looks for the major items that may influence your buying decision. He reports on any safety issues and prioritizes items in need of attention or further investigation.

Any building problem can be fixed; it all depends on your time, resources, and interest in doing so. Our job is to present  the home health of the property to you objectively and in as much detail as possible so that you can make the best buying, selling or repair decisions for your needs and purposes. What we don’t do is ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ a property.

Verbal Report

An essential part of the VHI Process is the verbal discussion which takes place onsite during the last 30-45 minutes of the scheduled inspection. We discuss our findings and answer all your questions at this time. This exchange helps to clarify the findings so you can develop a solid understanding of the property’s condition.

Free Followup Consultation

We are available for additional consultation for as long as you own your home. You are welcome to contact us with building-related questions at any time.

VHI Benefits
 

  1. Inspection bookings and inquiries 7 days a week.
  2. Fast and flexible scheduling — inspections within 1-2 days of your call.
  3. Specialized tools and equipment for problem investigation.
  4. Digital photo documentation of problem conditions or hard-to-access areas can enhance and clarify the inspection report.
  5. Background in residential construction ensures thorough knowledge of how home systems function and what is involved to bring them up to modern standards.
  6. Comprehensive digital PDF reportwith 24 hours .
  7. Onsite verbal reportclarifies findings and answers your questions.
  8. Customer focused. We welcome your participation during the inspection and will answer your questions as we go along. If you are unable to attend, we’ll email your report and follow up by phone to address your questions and concerns.
  9. Our free follow-up consultation service invites you to call us with your maintenance, repair, and remodeling questions for as long as you own your home.

Other Inspection Services

Pre-Purchase Inspection
When buying real estate you need to know exactly what you’re getting into ahead of time. A Pre-Purchase Inspection will identify the major items that may influence your buying decision. We’ll report on existing or potential problem conditions, safety issues, prioritize items in need of attention or further investigation, and give you a lot of detailed information on the overall condition of the property.

We don’t give ‘Pass’ or ‘Failing’ grades on our Pre-Purchase inspection reports because we know that any building problem can be fixed; it just depends on your time, resources, and interest in doing so. Our job is to give you the vital technical information you need, delivered in an honest, straightforward, and objective manner, so you can confidently make the best decision for your unique circumstances.

Pre-Listing or Pre-Sale Inspection
This inspection identifies existing or potential problems before your home, townhouse or condo goes on the market. Pre-listing inspections are especially useful if the seller does not actually live in the home — for example, owners of rental properties and trustees. Our home inspector prepares a written report on the condition of the property, prioritizes items in need of attention, and can discuss estimated costs for any work required.

This information guides the repair or maintenance projects you want completed prior to putting it on the market. It also allows you to reflect any deficiencies in the listing price, rather than having to renegotiate later when the issues are discovered. A Pre-Listing Inspection report can make your home sell faster and for a better price!

New Construction inspection
Since July 1999 all new homes and apartments constructed with building permits must be built by residential builders licensed by the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) and covered by mandatory third-party home warranty insurance that meets the requirements of the Homeowner Protection Act. On the surface, this would appear to be adequate protection of one’s investment. Not so!  New homes being built by inexperienced tradespeople leave many owners in dismay because of numerous deficiencies. To avoid this unfortunate situation, you need the expertise of an independent inspector to back you up when dealing with unscrupulous or uninterested builders.

This inspection identifies numerous items that likely will not be noticed by the buyer’s untrained eye during the typical “deficiency walk-through” prior to occupancy. Using an extensive inspection checklist our inspector can spot defects, oversights, incomplete work, and building code violations. In addition to conducting a full inspection, we prepare a list of deficiencies and defects for the builder to complete or repair.Some builders are resistant to the idea of a third-party inspection, and since they still own the property, they can veto who attends the walk-through. We recommend you check the builder’s policy in advance and consider including a clause in the offer allowing a home inspector to attend the final walk-through.

2-5-10 Year Warranty Inspection
In July 1999 mandatory third-party home warranty insurance, commonly known as 2-5-10 Home Warranty, was introduced to protect new home owners from defects and to improve the quality of residential construction.  Minimum standards of coverage, commencement dates, exclusions and limits on coverage for single and multi-family homes are governed by the Homeowner Protection Act. Warranty insurance coverage diminishes incrementally at Years 1, 2, 5 and 10 and it is up to the owner to report any deficiencies to the builder before the Warranty period ends. Make yourself aware of commencement dates and ensure that all Warranty inspections are done well in advance of coverage deadlines.

Owner Builders are not required to provide warranty insurance for their new home, however they must provide prospective purchasers with a Disclosure Notice stating that the home is not protected by 2-5-10 coverage. An owner builder has a statutory obligation to future owners that is equal to the minimum standards for home warranty insurance. A professional inspection will document deficiencies and can speed up the repair process while Warranty coverage is in place or, in the event of a dispute about the builder’s statutory obligation to correct defects. Our understanding of buildings and how they age provide vital information you need to protect your new home.

Pre-Purchase Condominium
Expensive repairs to the building envelope and mechanical systems are the most significant and common costs you are likely to run into in a condominium purchase. A Pre-Purchase Condo Inspection involves a detailed inspection of the suite you are considering as well as a visual inspection of the building’s common areas, specifically: exterior walls, roof, mechanical rooms and underground parking. A Document Review is also included with this inspection; Strata Council Minutes, Engineering, Depreciation and Warranty Reports (if available) provide invaluable information to the condo buyer and are reviewed by the home inspector while on-site.
After -Purchase Inspection
This inspection gives you the information you need to prioritize maintenance, repair and renovation plans, and can include a discussion of the potential costs involved. An inspection at any time during the course of ownership will help you prepare for upcoming improvements and could save you thousands of dollars in unanticipated expenses. A home inspection is a valuable planning tool whether you’re thinking about updating your new home or had to forego a Pre- Purchase Inspection to get your offer accepted.
Pre and Post -Lease Inspection
Our Pre-Lease Inspection provides detailed information on the condition of the property prior to the commencement of a  residential lease. Both tenants and landlords will benefit by being aware of the issues so that responsibility can be determined before a lease is signed.

A Post-Lease Inspection can compare findings and reduce the chance of a dispute or costly repairs at the end of the lease term.

Pre and Post-Lease Inspection reports include photographs and detailed descriptions of the building, the facilities and any existing deficiencies.

Limited or Problem Investigation
Often a building problem will present itself that defies resolution. No matter what you do to repair it, the condition persists. Sometimes only one building component requires inspection as the requirement of an Insurer or perhaps simply for your own peace of mind.

For these kinds of investigations, an experienced building inspector with a background in construction is your best bet to identify the cause or condition and recommend an effective course of action. Our inspectors’ specialized knowledge will provide the solutions to most building problems. Keep in mind, however, that any inspection is limited to what can be seen without doing destructive testing.

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Contact us

Phone: 604-986-6000

Email: angelo@vancouverhomeinspections.ca

114 W Keith Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3C9

Office Hours

Mon–Fri: 7.00 AM  7:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM  7:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM  7:00 PM