Are you searching for a new apartment or perhaps looking for a condo to buy?
When you find an apartment or condo you are happy with and it’s in a desirable area, it's only natural to start thinking of where your furniture will go, and how you will arrange your stuff to make it your own. But before settling in, you will want to look at some common pitfalls that could come with a shared residential building. This is especially true if you are paying a security deposit or you are responsible for maintenance and repair costs that affect your home. There may be a specific space you will be financially responsible for, but maybe the landlord promises complete responsibility. In a best-case scenario, a problem with the house will cause inconvenience and annoyance.
If you are in the renters market, an inspection of a potential apartment could be worth your while. Besides the foundation and structure of the building, we can look at the boiler and the condition of the roof. These two things may be the most imminent problems or costs that could come if they aren’t in good condition.
Another important step to take is to know if someone has lived there before, what damage they may have caused, and to document it.
Living in a shared residential building may be a good option for you, and whether you are renting or buying a space we can look for any potential problems.
George Adair, Certified Professional Home Inspector
I provide a wide range of home inspection and home inspection related services in the following areas of southern Manitoba: Winnipeg, Selkirk , Lockport,Steinbach,
Stony Mountain, Elie, Rosser, Lorette Sanford, East St. Paul, West St. Paul, Oak Bank,
Oak Bluff, Landmark,
St. Anne, Saint Andrews,
La Salle, Richer, Niverville and Warren.
Our extended area also includes: Lac Du Bonnet, Beausejour, Libeau, Gimli, Pinawa, Falcon Beach, Winnipeg Beach, Grand Marais, Saint Laurent, and Pine Falls