About My Inspections
Something to understand about my home inspections. The type of inspection being performed will mainly be a 'Function-ability and Safety Inspection, checking to see if everything works properly and that you are aware of any potential safety concerns.
The Standards of Practice of residential construction here in Ecuador may not quite be the same as what you may accustomed to back in your country of origin.
Construction techniques, workmanship, materials, potential safety concerns and general buying and renting customs are just a bit different.
This report serves as a tool to better educate you on the current condition of the property.
This will not be a building code or structural inspection. Of course if there are any visible signs of structural damage or instability it will be anotated in the inspection report.
All inspections will be limited to what I can see and what I have access to. Roofs will not be walked on due to the light weight construction, height, tiles or other factors.
Apartments / Condos
New Construction $75 to $125
Pre- Occupied $100 to $150
Single Family Dwelling (Attached or non attached)
New Construction $125 to $200
Pre Occupied $150 to $250
The Renter's Inspection
The Benefits of Having a Renter's Inspection
The 'Standards of Practice' of renting properties here in Ecuador are different from what you may be used to in the US, Canada or the UK.
Here in Ecuador many of the rental properties come 'As Is'. I'm not saying "All", I'm saying "Many". I have lived here for almost 10 years and I am on my 4th rental and there have been issues at each one of them. Some of the problems were addressed by the home owner and repaired and some were not. Having prior knowledge of any issues may help eliminate any surprises, accidents or ill relations with the landlord.
The Renter's Inspections will make you aware of any issues or concerns of the property and educate you on the operating systems of the dwelling.
The Renter's Inspection will be a great benefit to you if you have rented a property before arriving in Ecuador. Many new comers use a relocation service or realtor to help them with find a place before they arrive but these agencies do not inspect or verify the complete condition of the property.
The Renter's Inspection is also a great property inventory tool to have while you are living in the dwelling and also upon your vacating. The report will annotate any damaged items upon your move in. Those items that are NOT listed as 'Damaged' are of course are 'Not Damaged'. If there is any discrepancy as to what was damaged during your occupancy you have the inspection report to refer back to as to the condition of the property upon move in.
This is a copy of the Inspection Agreement which will need to be signed prior to the home inspection.
The scope of the inspection and report is a limited visual inspection of the general systems and components of the home to identify any system or component listed in the report which may be in need of immediate repair.
Outside Scope of Inspection
Any area which is not exposed to view, is concealed, or is not accessible. The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling of any systems or items. This is not a Building Code inspection.
Whether or not they are concealed the following ARE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION:
Private water or private sewage systems, Saunas or steam baths, Radio controlled devices, Alarm Systems, Adequacy and efficiency of any system, Prediction of any life expectancy of any item, Building code or zoning violations, Geological stability or soils condition, Structural stability engineering analysis, Termites, pests or any other wood destroying organisms, Asbestos, Pool or spa bodies and underground piping. Walking on roofs.
Some of the above items may be included in the inspection for additional fees.
Your inspector is a home inspection generalist and is not acting as a licensed engineer or expert in any craft or trade.
I have read and agree to the above scope of this inspection.
Signature of Client or Client’s Representative______________________________