Pre-purchase inspection

In order to protect the most important investment of your life, inspection is the key!

Pre-purchase inspection is essential when buying your home. Our building inspectors will give you an accurate diagnosis of the condition of the building (house, condo or multi-unit) you want to buy in Montérégie, the Eastern Townships up to Bromont and some parts of Montreal. The inspector will answer all your questions during the inspection, will offer you valuable advice on the maintenance of the building and will direct you to the right experts in case of discovery of important issues. We take all the time needed to make a complete inspection and that you are satisfied. In addition, we are available for any questions related to the building or understanding of the report.

The complete, detailed and personalized inspection report we will give you is essential in order to take an informed decision. Moreover, you will be able to readjust your offer of purchase or even cancel this one in case of discovery of major problems. We check with you all the documents of the seller, whether it is the declaration of the seller, the work invoices or any other tests carried out (pyrite, radon, ochre, vermiculite, etc.), for a better understanding. We conduct our inspections in accordance with the recognized standards of practice of AIBQ and follow its code of ethics.

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Will all components be verified?

Yes, anything visible and accessible will be verified and noted in the inspection report. This will be given to you within 48 hours of the inspection.

Our building inspections cover:

  • The foundations
  • The roof
  • The structure
  • Exterior and interior siding
  • Plumbing
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Empty space and crawl space
  • Exterior of the building
  • Interior of the building
  • Security issues
  • Landscaping
  • Doors and windows
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Too often, the decision to buy a home is made on a whim or simply because we 'fell in love' with the property. Hence the importance of doing business with a professional in the field. With Inspections Bergeron, you will have a clear and precise portrait of the building's condition. In addition, this inspection will be done objectively and a very detailed inspection report will be given to you within 48 hours of the inspection.

Each problem is represented in a detailed observation with pictures. We are located in Saint-Bruno and serve all of Montérégie, part of the Eastern Townships and sometimes Montreal.

Does the pre-purchase inspection reveal hidden defects?

A hidden defect is hidden by its definition and therefore not part of the inspector's mandate. On the other hand, it is often possible to find evidence of latent defects during an inspection. In addition, according to Me Talbot, an inspection report "will increase your chances of winning a legal action against the seller. If you buy with your eyes closed, the judge may not hold the other party responsible and blame you for not having your home inspected."

Is the pre-purchase inspection mandatory?

Although not mandatory, inspection is an important step in the process of buying a home. You should never give it up.

Buying a home is probably the most important investment of your life. All professionals in the field of Real Estate: real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, notaries, lawyers, etc. strongly recommend having your home inspected by a building inspector who is part of a recognized association.

Note that the profession of building inspector is still not recognized in Quebec. It is therefore very important to choose your inspector wisely. We are graduates, members of the Association des inspecteurs en bâtiments du Québec (AIBQ), have an errors and omissions insurance, follow continuous training and the owner, Patrick Bergeron, has more than 20 years of experience in the field of renovation.

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