The building condition survey is used to determine the current status of the components of a building’s common areas. This report may be completed by a list of deficiencies that can be transmitted to the builder for remedial work that would be required.
The survey essentially consists of inspecting and evaluating the status of the systems and common areas of the property, as regards to the external envelope (walls, windows, balconies, roof, etc.), the exposed parts of structures, mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as lifts, hoists or escalators.
For this inspection, our team will complete the following steps:
Interviews with officials in order to review the building’s maintenance history and any specific problem’s;
Review of plans and specifications;
Visual inspection of the building envelope (windows, foundation, roof, exterior siding, balconies, etc.);
Visual inspection of the building’s common areas;
Visual inspection of mechanical and electrical equipment;
Visual inspection of fire safety systems;
Visual inspection of elevators (lifts, escalators, platforms for the disabled);
Visual inspection of indoor finishes and outdoor features (landscaping);
Data analysis and preparation of an inspection report;
Report presentation to the client.
This document is useful for the reception of common areas (co-ownership), a pre-purchase inspection, or a refinancing, It is also useful to plan and estimate the priority of work to be conduct on a property. The evaluation of the deficiencies of a building is also useful before the end of the warranty period.
St-Pierre & Associés
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Montréal (Québec) H4N 3H7