Thor Home Inspection Process
The Purchaser must attend the full Pre-Purchase home inspection. This will allow the purchaser to understand the benefits and possible limitations/implications of the inspection. Buyers (especially first time buyers) may want to have another knowledgeable family member attend, which is completely acceptable. It is important that the purchaser reads through the Visual Inspection Contract in its entirety and ask for clarification of any section.
The current Home Owner is not part of the Home Inspection and should not be present unless the home is being sold privately by the Owner or it is a Pre-Sale transaction. This enables an environment where the purchaser and inspector can talk openly.
The Realtor in most jurisdictions must attend the home inspection unless the client specifically has requested otherwise. It is beneficial to have the Realtor present should any issues arise. The Inspector can explain the issues first hand.
The inspection process is intense and the Inspector requires the full attention of the Client. It is not the time to involve contractors, decorators, friends or others.
Site Prep Procedure
The home owner should be notified by the Realtor or Client in advance of the inspection that:
Animals should be in a cage or absent
Home owner should be absent
The Inspector will require free access to all parts of the house including the electrical panel; furnace; attic entrance; garage
Power may be turned off during inspection
We (as the inspector) receive your request (as the Client)
Client information is entered into the inspection system
Contract and any attachments are sent to the Client for review and acceptance
Client accepts, system is updated and the inspection is confirmed
Inspector arrives with agent prior to Client and starts unloading tools and may start inspection
Client arrives. Greeting and signing of the contract if not done electronically
Inspection can commence, may be in progress or may be near completion
Interior starting from basement
Physical inspection completed
At the end of the inspection, a summary is prepared and presented on site. Payment is made on site or through our report system prior to release of the final report
After the inspection, the inspector completes and releases the report for emailing the completed package to Client. The completed package contains:
Thank you letter
Inspection report printout
A copy of the Standards of Practice
A copy of an article “When Things Go Wrong”
Reference Library with links (file version)
For those who do not have internet access, a hardcopy of the completed report will be mailed within three business days along with a CD containing an Adobe version of the report!