What To Expect When North Jersey Property Inspection (NJPI) Inspects
North Jersey Property Inspections (NJPI) is an independent contractor who works solely for you. We provide our clients with objective information regarding the observable conditions of the systems and components of the home at the time of inspection. Our inspections are performed to State of New Jersey Standards of Practice. As members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), we adhere to the ASHI Code of Ethics.
Our report will provide detailed information about the condition of the inspected systems and components that in our professional judgment are not functioning properly, are significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. We may also provide recommendations for corrections or monitoring of conditions that we feel can lead to a major defect and components that are nearing their end of life. When appropriate, we may provide do-it-yourself tips. Our services may be modified and the client may request additional services at any time prior to the inspection process.
Participation by our clients in the home inspection process is highly encouraged and recommended. This is particularly true for first time buyers who need a proper education about the monitoring and maintenance of home components and systems. Schedule two to three hours for the inspection process depending on the size and age of the home.
What NOT to expect
NJPI cannot give you an appraisal of the property’s value or tell you whether or not to buy the property or how much you should pay for the property. We can’t tell you if the property is suitable for other purposes.
We cannot verify local building code requirements. Homes built before a building code change do not have to comply with the new code. Our report will include all defects that might be unsafe and deficiencies that we feel should be addressed. We recommend that you review the deficiencies outlined in our report and hire qualified contractors for estimates on the cost to repair them
Stuff happens and components like the air-conditioners and furnaces can break down. We report on the observable condition of these components at the time of the inspection and may even be able to estimate its life span. But we cannot predict the future. Certain conditions could change component efficiency, affecting its lifespan.
What to Expect After the Inspection
Your report will list everything that was inspected and provide an explanation for items that were not inspected. Everything that we find, that needs to be addressed, will be included on the report. We also provide a summary of the defects so that you can easily identify them on the report. Pictures and video are also provided when they help to enhance our comments.
Our reports are delivered online. A link to your report along with your secure login information will be emailed to you approximately 24- 36 hours after the inspection. If you have asked us to share the inspection report with your realtor, attorney or financial institution, they will be provided their own secure login information. You will also have the option to forward a copy of the report yourself or to save or print your report.
It’s important to realize that a seller is under no obligation to repair anything mentioned in your inspection report. Although the buyer and seller may choose to enter into negotiations on items that they may feel need to be addressed before the sale closes, it’s inappropriate to demand that the seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed in the seller’s disclosure, or nitpicky items. Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Focus on the possibilities, not the problems. Keep things in perspective, and remember that no home is perfect.