An apartment is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only a part of a building. Apartment buildings are different in size of building, size of apartments, building layout, construction material and much more. Inspection companies typically evaluate whole buildings and not just one apartment.
When inspecting an apartment it is crucial that all units are available for the inspector to access at the time of inspection This is to ensure that most if not all of the units are accounted for during the evaluation process. Since most apartments are closely connected, the condition of one apartment may drastically affect the other. Things such as drainage, electrical systems, water leaks, water heating systems and gas systems, are commonly linked together.
Apartments buildings are inspected as commercial and residential, due to their nature. They require a commercial approach due to the size of the building(s), they may be five, ten or fifteen units, or even three hundred units. This requires the inspector to be familiar with the components that encompass such building from a commercial point of view, evaluating all the major sections such as electrical system and panels, plumbing and drainage system and main shut off or other valves. At the same time the inspector must be able to properly evaluate the living areas and the components that serve such areas, for example, interior rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing, electrical, heating units and water heaters, a process that is typically performed during a home inspection, only this time it is multiplied by how many units are present at the property.
If you or someone you know is looking to purchase, renovate, or sell an apartment complex, let the experts handle it and give Eagle Eye a call. We will do a risk evaluation of the apartments you are buying. If you are selling, we can help you identify areas that may need repairs or replacement and very well hinder sale. If you are looking to renovate, an Eagle Eye inspector will guide you through the process of counting the cost of areas that may need to be repaired.
If you are purchasing an apartment complex for the first time or are a seasoned owner of one or more complexes we can help you secure your investment by evaluating every corner of available space to find any deficiencies or defects that may affect your plans for that investment property.