Property Inspection

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If an inspector is handling more than 3 or 4 appointments in a day, beware:

He may have a “helper” or employee on site with him, who may not inspect as thoroughly as he does.

He may pay a secretary to write the inspection reports based on his field notes, leaving a lot of room for errors.

He may be rushing through each inspection for maximum profit, trying to do too much in a day. In any of these events, defects and details may get left out of the inspection report. It makes you wonder what else might be wrong that didn’t make it to your inspection report…

What about on-site reporting?

The physical act of inspecting a home and taking notes takes nearly 3 (or more) hours. An inspector who says they provide an “on-site” report may spend as much or more time writing the report than actually inspecting the home and defects may get missed, or you may end up with an unprofessional or confusing report, even if special report forms are used.

The other important point is that when you inspect a house, minor defects in one or more areas may point to a common defect or condition (such as old plumbing, ceiling stains and a spinning water meter). Elaborating on the defects or conditions might be needed, but cannot be done once an onsite report is filled out & completed. Find more useful tips from these Articles.

What about professional tools & equipment?

Most inspectors carry a flashlight, an outlet tester, maybe a ladder, and if you’re lucky, a digital camera. But if the point of getting a home inspection is to get more information about that home, the home inspector should have an array of tools at his disposal.

Owning Through Renting a House

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With a lot of people out of jobs these days and have only more than enough to buy a house or even pay for instalment or down payments, the number of not only individuals but also families renting has skyrocketed in the past few years. This means more opportunities for those engrossed in renting to own a house ventures.

Renting has given families a lot of chances to earn and save money for future housing plans. While renting, they can set aside a portion of their salaries allotted for plans of buying their own house and lot in the future.

But now, with the rent to own option, families who are currently renting can have the opportunity or the option of owning the house they renting or have been renting from the seller. This option should be clearly stated in the term and conditions as imprinted in the contract of lease.

Everything must be agreed upon by and talked over by the seller and the buyer before any moving in takes place. One of the conditions that should be talked about is the number of years the tenants must have stayed or lived in the house currently being rented to. This house, as agreed upon by the seller and the buyer, can be purchased by its tenant and be taken as their own house once all payments have been settled.

Most rent to own homes options require tenant to have rented the property from two to five years. This can be a long term for some, co it’s important that tenants can wait for this term. However, most tenants actually find this an advantage because more time means more savings until they finally get to buy the house.

When the time comes that tenants have finally completed the number of year required for lease, the seller will then have to transfer all the necessary documents related to the property. Also, at this point, the seller has to have had paid all the remaining amount of the house’ original cost.

The amount to be paid is based on the accumulated rental fees which are subtracted from the property’s original cost. The tenant can also be asked to pay other extra miscellaneous related to the house like the monthly dues or other taxes. Once this has been completed, tenants are now turned into new homeowners.