What do you need from your international commercial property inspection?
USA - NORTH AMERICA - MEXICO - CARIBBEAN - ASIA - PACIFIC
Your due diligence means fewer surprises.
When buying international real estate, you want to check the facts and find out the property's condition for yourself. Understand the structure, roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical, heating/ventilation, and more. Know if the building has moisture intrusion, or deferred maintenance, or safety concerns. You are looking for property that is in good condition, is useful and affordable.
Independent Certified Property Inspector
- Independent and Impartial . . . working for you to protect your investment.
- Certified and Reliable . . . following ASTM International Standards of Practice.
- Experienced and Practical . . . providing Property Condition Assessments customized for you.
- Prompt and Organized . . . leading a team of specialists as needed for your project.
"I help property buyers and owners identify structural concerns, moisture intrusion,
and deferred maintenance conditions. My inspection services are guaranteed."
- James Eubank, Certified Commercial Inspector
Choose the inspection that works best for you
Start with either a Basic Commercial Inspection, or a Property Condition Assessment, based on your needs and budget. Because of my efficient inspection process, I can create your report in less time and at less cost than most local engineers. Check the Menu of International Services to see your choices.
I create a written Proposal with the scope of inspection services that you choose. Inspections are scheduled promptly after your acceptance of the Proposal. Typical turnaround time, from initial scheduling to final written Property Condition Report, is one to four weeks, depending on accessibility of the property. Based in Colorado, USA, "The Flying Inspector" serves private businesses, homeowners, nonprofit organizations, and investors in North America, Caribbean, Asia and Pacific.
How does it work?
When you contact me, I make a written quote and proposal, with a date that works for you. You sign the Inspection Agreement and make an online payment for your inspection deposit. Then I send you a written Confirmation of our plans. You make arrangements for us to get into the property, make sure the utilities are on, and see if a ladder or scaffold is needed for the roof. At the property, you pay the balance of your inspection fee. We inspect the exterior and roof first, then the interior. When we are done, we discuss a short summary of the property's condition, and I point out specific conditions or concerns. Within 24 hours, I e-mail your Report Code so you can get your online report. If you have questions, you call me.
- PROPERTY CONDITION ASSESSMENT (PCA) includes all of the components in the ASTM Standard E2018, based on your specific type of property.
- BASIC COMMERCIAL INSPECTION includes all components in ASTM Standard E2018, except for Section 7 (Document Review and Interviews) and Section 9 (Opinions of Probable Costs). The BASIC PCA is a less expensive alternative for many property situations.
Your onsite Property Condition Assessment or Basic Commercial Inspection includes a comprehensive list of items, all based on the ASTM International Standard. For example, a typical property inspection includes roof, vents, flashing, trim, electrical service line and meter box, other roof penetrations, stoops, walkways, railings, eaves, soffit, fascia, grading, drainage, foundation, basement, crawlspace, parking, general accessibility, grounding, heating, cooling, water heating, interior plumbing, gutters, downspouts, main electrical disconnect, breakers, fuses, water penetration, foundation movement, vehicle doors, insulation, ventilation, moisture intrusion, deferred maintenance, attic spaces, structural concerns, health and safety concerns, and much more. And of course you can choose which components you want to include in your inspection. Depending on the scope of your project, the inspection includes property research and team consultants as needed.
The 20% Benefit
For all International PCAs of private and commercial properties, 20% of the fee will be donated to a children's charity in that country. For example, all private inspection-consultations in the Philippines result in a 20% donation to New Faith Family Childrens Home in Mindanao. On the other hand, all International PCAs performed directly for NGO's and ministry organizations will receive a 20% discount from the standard fee.
The Team Approach
Based on the size and complexity of your project, local professional specialists may assist with the inspection. For example, specialist electrician, plumber, structural engineer, or others may be consulted during the inspection process. The costs of any local specialists are included in the written Proposal. If significant unforeseen conditions are discovered on-site, you will have the option for additional specialist consultations.
You will be responsible for the inspector's transportation from your nearest commercial airport to the inspection site, or to nearby accommodations. You are not responsible to pay for accommodations. The inspector will bring all needed tools, except for a ladder. If roofs or other areas cannot be inspected from the ground, you will be responsible to provide a safe, solidly-constructed ladder or scaffolding. The inspector reserves the right to decline use of unsafe ladders or scaffolding.
Property Condition Assessments • Basic Commercial Inspections • Reports • Consultations
are available in North America, Caribbean, Asia and Pacific.
- Overseas Homes
- Second Homes
- Vacation Homes
- Multifamily Properties
- Commercial Office Buildings
- Retail Buildings
- Ministry Centers
- Industrial Buildings
- Manufacturing Buildings
- Commercial Investment Portfolios
- Other International Properties
Local laws and regulations always apply. Westinspect is not an engineering firm, but a certified inspection service. PCAs are treated as a type of consultation in most states and countries. Remember that your Property Condition Assessment is not a substitute for local building code inspections and zoning inspections. In some USA locations, Commercial Inspections are limited by local regulation.
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