Here are some frequently asked questions and answers
WHO IS A GENERAL INSPECTOR?A person who has knowledge of construction (not necessarily a contractor), and reports the existing condition of a property. Knowledge, Experience and Communication skills (Report Writing) are important for a good and qualified inspector. Licensing is not mandatory in the State of California and inspectors are rated by certification.
WHAT IS A GENERAL INSPECTION?Explaining and bringing in light on the general overview of a property’s existing condition which could generally pinpoint defects, safety and environmental issues in a limited fashion. Based on access and visibility -a visual inspection- for the day of inspection. In need of attention, repair, or replacement
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A GENERAL INSPECTION?All within scope of general property inspection: 15 to 20 categories with an average of 400-600 check points. Lots and Grounds Exterior Surfaces Roof Garage Crawl Space Electrical Plumbing HVAC Bathrooms Bedrooms Living Spaces Kitchen Laundry Main points of focus include: Structure (Foundation, Roof, Attic, Frame Walls) Electrical Plumbing HVAC For more detailed information visit WHAT IS COVERED IN OUR INSPECTION under SERVICES.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN A GENERAL INSPECTION?Unsafe/Unhealthy spots or areas for inspector, and possible liability for causing damage. Places not visible to the naked eye, and where there is no access. Hidden damage or affects. Roof tops with breakable tiles. Inside parts of systems, such as Water Heater, HVAC or others.
HOW CAN CITY PROPERTY SERVICES HELP BENEFIT REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR CLIENTS?Through Communications (Our goal is to empower you with knowledge!) Team Inspections (speed and accuracy) - Average Time of 1.45 hours. Our tools and techniques (unparalleled inspections and reports) Stating facts and not causing doubt or confusion (Non Alarming) Walk through at the end of inspection Clients are welcomed/invited to call us with no limitation after they receive the report Hands on apprentice training - Fee credit (Vacant Properties Only) Cost pricing (extra charge) Free consultation and referrals, for you and your clients even the inspection isn’t performed
HOW CAN REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS PREPARE THEIR CLIENT FOR A PROPERTY INSPECTION?After confirmation of appointment, please text / e-mail the following so we can prepare an inspection agreement and browse the property for quotation: Full name of client (as well as a little about them and their concerns) Property address, year built, utilities on or off, vacant or occupied Remind your clients to bring their check book :-) We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Check or Zelle (bank transfer).
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL PROPERTY INSPECTION COST?Condos / Town Homes: typically starting at $285* Single Family Homes: typically starting at $495* *Prices depend on age, square footage, location, roof structure, foundation structure, and amenities such as swimming pool / outbuilding. For more accurate pricing please contact us at 818.687.8686 Commercial Properties: Apartment Buildings, Office Buildings, Industrial Warehouses, and Shopping Centers. Extras: Pool and Spa, Outbuilding (Guest House, etc.), Tennis Courts, Detached Garages, Farmland and Water Wells, Invasive Inspections, Measurements, Drawings, Pricing, Etc. We recommend calling and providing a few details about your property so that we can give you an accurate quote for the job.
WHY CHOOSE CITY PROPERTY SERVICES FOR YOUR INSPECTION NEEDS?95% of our business comes from repeat customers and new referrals. We genuinely care to make every inspection a great experience for our customers. Our reports are easy to understand while providing valuable information. We are family owned and operated with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Our credentials and background: AHIT, WVOC, ALLIED, COA and continuing education. INSPECTION TRAINING
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Shawn Azimi - Certified Master Inspector
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USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES
Here are some links to related industry web sites and professional associations:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
State of California
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety (LADBS)
Ventura County Resource Management Agency
Orange County Public Works Development Services
Cal Dept. of Consumer Affairs - Breau of Real Estate (CAL Bre)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
California Association of Realtors (CAR)
VALUABLE RESORUCES FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS AND RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
Thank you for checking out our useful links and Frequently Asked Questions for City Property Services. We hope this was able to give you some valuable insight into getting some clarification. Please use the link below to contact us and request a property inspection.