How Much Should A Home Inspection Cost?
The fees for professional home inspectors will vary from company to company. It is important to remember, however, that it is the inspector’s experience and ability to identify defects that will ultimately protect you from potential hidden liability. The services of a veteran inspector with many years experience will undoubtedly cost a little more than less experienced inspectors, but the value of their increased knowledge will greatly exceed the modest additional cost. In today’s market, the cost to repair or remedy a missed defect FAR exceeds the tiny premium paid for the very best inspection service.
Beware of discount and part time inspectors! They frequently have minimal experience and are not properly insured. Many tend to leave the inspection industry as fast as they enter it. Veteran inspectors, on the other hand, with hundreds or thousands of inspections, typically have been in a house of similar construction or style as yours and can immediately identify the potential issues. They may also bring historical neighborhood data with them such as plumbing, roof or siding issues that originate back to original construction. This invaluable data and knowledge is gained through many years of experience and continuing education.
Remember, you are about to embark on one of the largest investments of your life. Choose your inspector with confidence and select one that will be there if and when you need them!
“It is unwise to pay too much, but it is unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money; that is all. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better”.
Single Detached Home = $375.00 + HST Â (423.75)
Triplex = $535.00 + HST Â (604.55)
Fourplex = $720.00 + HST (813.60)
Condo Apt = $275.00 + HST (310.75)
Basement Apt + $25.00 + HST
MULTIPLEX = Fourplex fee, plus $25 for each additional apartment, up to 8
Commercial/Industrial = Call for quote
We recognize that things move quickly and change often during the sale or purchase of a home and we maintain as much flexibility as we can with our clients in terms of accepting cancellations. We do however require reasonable notice from our clients for cancellations in order that we may reschedule your cancelled appointment with another interested client.
When Should You Pay The Inspection Fees?
- Payment should be made at the inspection unless other arrangements have been made.
- 13% HST is applied to all inspection fees
- Forms of payment are: Cheque, Visa, M/C, or Cash.
- Cheques should be made payable to:
- Fulton Home Inspections
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Book a Home Inspection
How much lead time is required to book an inspection? You should allow yourself at least 3 business days to be sure of arranging a time that works for everyone involved.
The purchase of a home is one of the most exciting and important decisions youâll make and you canât afford to gamble on the outcome. So, before you buy your next house, let Fulton Home Inspections examine it first.
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- Sundays â Holidays 9am-6pm