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What’s included in a “Multi-Unit Building Condo” Inspection?

The best reason for having a home inspection performed is to be well-informed regarding the condition of the property, enabling you to make an educated purchase decision.

We have been performing townhome condo inspections since 1991. Our inspections follow the guidelines outlined the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). We also comply with the Maryland and Virginia State requirements (D.C. No requirements). The Buyer can accompany the Inspector as he carefully evaluates the home and its systems. The Buyer can ask questions along the way. The Inspector will make some verbal comments about the home that are not relevant to the formal report but could be valuable information about the home and it's maintenance.

Townhome condos have some outside grounds, exterior and roof areas which are part of the unit. Many or all of the outside areas, the roof included are likely the responsibility of the condo association. With our townhome condo inspection we carefully inspect the unit interior and unit systems. We also inspect the grounds,exterior and roof which directly relate to this unit. We do not formally inspect other building areas, general building shared systems or common areas. The inspector may make some cursory observations on these areas. The inspector will create a computer generated detailed report with pictures that will be emailed to the client the next day.

Please see the sample reports at the bottom of the page to get an idea of how your Schwindt & Company Home Inspection might look.

The following are some of items that are inspected for material defects that affect the value or safety of the home:

Structural
basement — foundation — slab — walls/trim — chimney
Roof
shingles or other covering — flashing — gutters and downspouts — skylights — vents — attic (as they pertain to this townhome)
Exterior
yard — sidewalk and steps — porch/deck — driveway — patio and cover — fence/gate — grading — retaining wall — landscape — outside stairs (as they pertain to this townhome)
Interior
Structure — floors — walls — doors/windows — ceilings — stairs and railings — security bars — smoke detector placement — laundry provisions
Fireplaces
firebox — flues and dampers — solid fuel and gas burning devices
Kitchen
appliances — ventilation — flooring — cabinets — counters
Bathroom
sink — tub/shower — toilet — ventilation — electric heater
Electrical
main panel — sub panel — electrical service — conductors — outlets and switches(as they pertain to this townhome)
Plumbing
Supply and waste lines — hose bibs — fuel system — water heater(as they pertain to this townhome)
Air Conditioning
System type — refrigerant lines — condensate drainage — energy sources and connections(as they pertain to this townhome)
Heating
description of heating system — system condition — vents, ducts and air supply — burners — controls (as they pertain to this townhome)
Garage
roof — floor — doors — automatic opener — ventilation

Click any townhome condo imspection report image below to see the corresponding inspection report sample.