Pre-Delivery Home Inspection – PDI
This type of inspection is completed with the new home owner prior to taking possession of the property. As part of the new home warranty program all builders are required to perform a Pre-delivery Inspection of the house with the new home owner before they take possession. This is the client’s opportunity to identify incomplete, missing, damaged, or non-operational items before the builder hands over possession. A “PDI” is not just a visual inspection of the cosmetic elements of your home; purchasers will also want to inspect the major systems of the home to insure they have been installed correctly and are operating properly before their family moves in. Such items as poor lot drainage, improper venting of fuel-burning appliances, lack of attic insulation, to name a few can adversely affect the health and safety of their family and/or home.
The pre-delivery inspection consists of an inspector visually examining the readily accessible systems and components of a home which are;
The use of a professional home inspector to assist with your Pre-Delivery Inspection is becoming a popular choice with new homebuyers. The Ontario New Home Warranty Program (Tarion) requires builders to allow access to a designated home inspector for the purpose of a PDI as long as written notice is given to the builder ahead of time. The inspection of the above components will take between 3 to 5 hours in a typical home. The client is encouraged to take part in the inspection. A detailed report, with diagrams, photos or other visuals will be provided to the client within 24 hours.
Benefits to the New Home Owner
A Final Say Pre-Delivery Home Inspection
• Ensures that no major or disruptive work has to be undertaken after your family has moved in.
• Ensures that the major systems of the house have been installed correctly and are operating properly before your family moves in.
• Provides an opportunity to identify incomplete, missing, damaged, or non-operational items before the builder hands over possession.
Paul, Great job on the inspection-you covered it ALL! Thanks so much for your services – Pleasure meeting you as well! As first-time home buyers, we learned a great deal about the structure of our prospective home, and this certainly made us more confident throughout the purchasing process.
On the advice of my real estate agent, I recently contacted Final Say Home Inspections to arrange for a pre-listing inspection of my century-old home. I was made aware of some major problems that would either have to be addressed prior to listing, or taken into account during the negotiations with prospective buyers. What was most helpful, however, was the way Paul explained how many building code infractions could be easily and inexpensively addressed. His pragmatic approach stressed the ways I could reduce the number of prospective issues that might be of concern to buyers; many of the solutions he detailed were within my ability as an average ‘do-it-yourself’ homeowner. I am now much more confident that my agent and I will be equipped to prepare an informed marketing strategy for this property and I have no doubt that I will be in a more advantageous bargaining position as a result. Highly recommended!
Paul, Thank you so much. The report looks great and is very professional and easy to read. We enjoyed meeting you and will refer you to anyone who needs a home inspection in the future.
I recently purchased a new home and I had Paul do my home inspection. He certainly done a complete inspection of my home and I was grateful to have him as my inspector.
The work was done in about three hours and to my surprise there were a several things to repair. I would certainly recommend him as a person that could look after your home.
Paul did an extremely thorough and accurate assessment of my new home. He took the time to explain the ins and outs of the inspection and completed his assessment in a timely manner while answering all questions I had regarding my home.
I highly recommend Paul to anybody who plans to have their new or used home inspected.
I just wanted to thank you again for the pre-purchase inspection you did for me this pass Tuesday. I was very impressed by how thorough you were, as well as your knowledge, expertise, professionalism and overall pleasant personality. Your services will definitely be on top of my recommendation list to family and friends.
All the best
Sep 22, 2014, Toronto