Co-op Apartment Inspection Benefits
There are many reasons why you should make an appointment for a Co-op apartment inspection. The inspector looks for imperfections, undesirables and defects in the co-op apartment that you should be aware of as a potential buyer.
During a Co-op apartment inspection the inspector makes a note of different things like poor sheet rock taping, the quality of workmanship, checks the paint job for quality and completion, checks the intercom system, checks the cabinet installations and stability… also windows, window panes and their stability. Lastly the inspector checks the bathroom for proper installation of all facilities as well as other imperfections such as missing tiles, grout, caulk, leaks in and around the bathroom, kitchen and other areas within the apartment. Additionally, a check for electrical voltage loss, correct wiring and other safety issues as well as checking hardwood flooring for acceptable condition and installation.
Along with the actual apartment inspection, the customer also receives a very thorough written report. Usually, a sponsor or developer of a condominium or co-op will expect such reports and develop a punch list so that the repairs can be addressed immediately and prior to any closing.
Many potential purchasers often assume that a one-year warranty and/or the fact that a New York City inspector conducted an inspection, that they don’t need there own done. This is simply not the case. City inspections, appraisals and warranties do not inspect every “nook and cranny”. With your own inspection you will see for yourself the difference.
Typically people feel that a Co-op or apartment inspection is important for new constructions only, this is untrue, as inspections are just as important in an old development or building. In older Co op buildings, the inspector attempts to further inspect building components of major importance including brick facades, structural walls, foundation, roofing systems as well as other areas. Nothing is perfect; there are always things the inspector will have to report. It is important to have an apartment inspection whether you are buying an old or new construction.
Olympian Home Services offers Co-op inspection services throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island and the Bronx. For more on our service areas check here and for our license credentials check here.
Please call us to schedule your appointment and for further information about obtaining a NY Co-op apartment inspection.