Well known in the USA and England, and much more common during the purchase of a house, a "home Inspection" is still largely unknown in Spain. A "home inspection" is an objective, technical and visual inspection of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
Such inspection includes an examination of the building structure, waterproofing, windows and doors, as well as the electrical and sanitary installations. At the end, the inspector elaborates a comprehensive written report, listing all the results of the inspection.
The benefits of a home inspection
Buying a home is usually the largest investment you ever make. To avoid unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you should know as much as possible about a property before buying them. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. You can use that knowledge to make informed decisions about the real estate purchase and to negotiate the price.
As independent experts we thoroughly inspect your dream home before the purchase. As architects, we have an eye for structural damage, potential hidden problems and the possibilities for conversion, for example to make it age-appropriate. You will receive a written report that will help you in the purchase decision and the negotiations.