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Does Your Home Inspection Come with a Property Warranty?

You  may have quickly answered, ‘Don’t they all?’ to this question. But,  this isn’t a run-of-the-mill warranty on the service or your inspector –  it’s a unique warranty attached to the property itself that protects  the property’s new owner.

Our Warranty and Client Protection  Program guards against surprises that show up after you take possession  of your new home – things that weren’t evident at the time of  inspection. We all know that it’s possible for sellers to hide certain  deficiencies with their property by cleaning or staging in order to not  have to disclose all issues. While full disclosure is required, key  information is often not shared between the seller and their real estate  professional.

What happens if issues are uncovered after possession?

If  sellers take extra measures to hide problem areas, it’s difficult for a  home inspector to detect every issue. Common coverups include using  bleach to temporarily clean away mould or painting the ceiling to hide  evidence of a leaky roof.

We’ve seen sellers take drastic  measures to avoid disclosure. That’s why we think it’s important to go  above and beyond for homeowners and our realtor partners to ensure the  property’s covered if issues arise after you’ve taken possession of your  new home – with coverage up to five years for some items (check  specifics with your inspector).

By this time, mould would have  returned or rain would have leaked through the roof, for instance, if  these were issues covered up during listing and selling of the property.

This  added protection can be another selling feature to set potential  buyers’ minds at ease. Also included with each inspection are  complimentary: technical advice for as long as the new buyer owns the  property; and appliance recall check, which scans consumer recalls for  dangerous flaws with home appliances. As an added bonus, the homeowner  can then register any other appliance acquired in the future and have  them checked for recalls at no extra cost.

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