Whether a condo or town house this type of inspection is basically performed in the same manner as a buyer’s residential inspection. Even thou certain common areas are usually operated and maintained by the Condo/Town House Association, when accessible these areas are inspected. These common areas usually include the wall cladding, flashing, trim, soffits, fascias, eaves, decks, patios, balconies, stoops, steps, porches and applicable railings, roofing, interior hallways, interior stairwells, storage areas, laundry areas if separate from the unit, entrance doors, and mail pick up area. Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, walkways, fences, and retaining walls are inspected with respect to their effect on the condition of the building.

To schedule an inspection or to have any questions answered please call – 770-461-3408

It is also highly recommended that you check with the condo/town house association and request to make sure they have on file a reserve study, which should be conducted every five years by engineers and architects who examine the entire property’s condition and age, as well as the anticipated maintenance, replacement or repair work the property will need over the next five years. As a potential buyer, it will be your responsibility to compare the latest reserve study with the latest budget for the association, which should list funds in reserve for future projects and repairs. If the potential repairs aren’t covered by the budget, as the unit owner you may be required to pay for a special assessment to fund repairs or renovations to the entire complex, not just your unit.

What A Condo – Town House Inspection Covers

Hundreds of items are inspected and you will be provided with a computerized narrative report within 24 hours of the inspection listing the general conditions of the structures components and systems, including identification of significant observable deficiencies, as they existed at the time of the inspection. The digital photos included in the report will further document, and make clarification of certain issues easier to understand and locate.

To schedule an inspection or to have any questions answered please call – 770-461-3408

The following is a listed of what areas/components are included in an inspection:

  • GROUNDS – driveway, walkways, retaining walls, patio, fences and gates, grading, and landscape features.
  • EXTERIOR – stairs, walls, trim, doors, windows, porch, deck, gutter and downspouts and the chimney.
  • GARAGE/CARPORT – garage interior and garage vehicle door operation etc.
  • FOUNDATION – slab on grade, raised foundation, crawl space and framing or basement foundation walls and framing.
  • ROOF & ATTIC – roof type, flashing, attic including ventilation and insulation.
  • PLUMBING – main line, supply line, waste lines, exterior faucets, water heater and laundry area.
  • HEATING AND COOLING – type of system, unit efficiency, fuel source, unit condition, and location.
  • ELECTRICAL – service supply, main panel, sub panels, conductor type smoke detectors and wiring defects.
  • INTERIOR – doors, windows, walls, ceilings, floors, fireplace, ceiling fans, and stairs/handrails.
  • KITCHEN – sink plumbing, disposal, counters, cabinets, and all installed appliances.
  • BATHROOMS – locations, toilets, sink plumbing, counters, cabinets, venting, bathtubs, and showers.