Are you in the process of hiring a building inspector for a pending commercial real estate purchase? Maybe you are purchasing a hotel or an apartment complex and need an inspector who specializes in these commercial building inspections? Before you jump the gun and hire a home inspector, we at America’s Choice Commercial Building Inspections, LLC recommend you ask these five property inspection questions.

1. What does a building inspection cover?

Each property inspection company is required to meet that state’s inspection requirements, so at minimum, the building inspector should meet these requirements. However, when it comes to commercial inspections, you want to make sure the building inspector will customize your inspection to your industry’s needs and the building’s unique design.

2. How long can I expect the inspection to last?

It’s helpful to know in advance how long a typical building inspection lasts. You may have to adjust your schedule or make special arrangements to be there, and you want to have an accurate estimate of that time so you can arrange meetings and get there on time.

3. Will I be able to attend the building inspection?

If a property inspector discourages you from being at the inspection, then don’t give that inspector another thought. We at America’s Choice Commercial Building Inspections, LLC highly recommend that all our customers be present at the time of the inspection. You want to see and hear firsthand what the building inspector finds so that you can make an informed real-estate decision.

4. What’s included in the inspection report?

If possible, get your hands on a sample inspection report so you can see what’s included. Be sure to also ask when and how you will receive the report. You will use this document to make your real-estate decisions and perhaps negotiate property repairs or upgrades. Therefore, make sure the report is detailed and provided to you in writing (either in person or electronically) in a timely manner.

5. What are common building issues in this area?

North Carolina is unique compared to other areas across the U.S., and your building may be in a region prone to certain property concerns common to that area. Ask your building inspector whether you should be concerned about specific issues like a faulty foundation, mold, or termite damage. If that region has a history of past flooding, ask whether a mold inspection is included or whether you can add it as a specialty service.

America’s Choice Commercial Building Inspections, LLC is the premier commercial property inspector in Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Our building inspectors customize each service to our customer’s unique needs. Whether you’re looking for an industrial building inspection or a condo inspection, we can make sure the property is assessed in great detail and with professionalism. Feel free to contact America’s Choice Commercial Building Inspections, LLC anytime at (704) 624-8444 to ask your questions or to schedule a building inspection.

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